Re: Quality of Ibanez, Flame on..
No reason to flame!! I've got a low budget RG 350 myself and it plays perfectly!!!!
Okay, I wasn't satisfied with the Edge III for several reasons (incl. going steadily out of tune), but overall it's a fantastic guitar!! I've put in some effort in the looks and upgrading the trem, but it was a great guitar even when the Edge III was still installed!
I agree with one of my previous posters: it's a general disappointment about cheaper guitars, because in 28 years I've tested lots of them, even owned some.
Usually the electrics are not durable, just as the trems aren't!
Most of the times the PUs suck (but that's a matter of personal taste).
I personally love the sound of my "cheap" INF PUs in my 350 MYE.
Ibanez generally is very good in low budget guitars.
Take a look at Fender!! I only touch Strats up to the 90s from USA or Japan, because everything else really sucks big time (including USA Highway 1 series) due to low quality wood and low quality PUs.
I would NEVER touch a Squier by Fender.
It's just because I have played so many Strats in my life, that I dare to say I'm a stratoholic and maybe even a specialist in some way.
You know, at a certain point you reach a state, where your expectations grow with your playing experience.
Who knows, you might be perfectly satisfied with your guitar now, but in 20 years you might not wanna touch it again.
I must agree, that some people are just show offs who want to show, how much money they have to be able to afford 5000k guitars, but heck, it's so easy: don't listen to others as long as you are perfectly satisfied with what you have. Who cares what others say?????????????????