S 440 Japan or new S 520
Wanna try the S series guitar, which I have not tried before, hence I'm not going to spent much money on that.
Two guys in my neighbourhood are selling S's, one is 1994 440 model, made in Japan, the other is modern (2015 maybe), made in Indonesia. The 440 costs about 350 dollars, the 520 - 200 dollars.
I've never tried modern Indonesian Ibanez guitars, own the 1987 RG540 and 1993 RT412 12 string, earlier I had the 1996 Universe.
Who has had a chance to compare these two models, or maybe tried/owned the current 520 model? I know that Japanese guitars are very high in terms of quality, but what about modern Indonesians? Anyway, 440 does not seem to be a hi-end model.
The modern 520 has look and specs (24 frets, two humbuckers) I love more, while Japanese 440 has 22 frets and HSH combo.