OK well after about 10 minutes of playing around with it... here is my first little opinion about it...
my expectations have been been greatly! and more...
One of the first things i noticed is the sheer clarity of the sound. While playing clean for instance on a Roland Jazz Chorus it simply sounds incredible. But when i switch to, say, my BOSS mt-2 pedal is when this baby unleashes hell! Licks and short solos that i attempted on my other 3 guitars as well as a few others, (and failed miserably) simply flow out on this guitar like there is no tommorow. I am a little bit dissapointed in the Bridge pickup. Sounds kinda... hmmmm washed out?
As for the physical things of it... I am so amazed at how good the texture is on it. I really like it. And as i said earlier the pictures do not show justice on it. You really gotta see it and feel it in person to see how good it is. Apart from that is very light. I expected it to be more heavy. BUt then again it is my first Ibanez ever so they must be all like that
Sharktooth inlays are awesome too.
As it did arrive kind of in tune. I do however feel that it does need a setup. Which i will leave to my guitar tech, on Monday.
10/10 for me so far..
And i really gotta give em lots of credit for the case, teh case absolutely rocks!
Now i just have a question... There is tags, stickers, paperwork, etc... that say custom built by Team J. Craft. Is this normal for all Prestige models?
There is also a funny metallic looking tag that says something in japanese, and then in english it says custom edition built #08 / #15