Short review of AT10PWH
So I saw an AT10P today and thought I should try it out (considering how bad the Jem77PBFP reviews have been) and because I'm a big AT fan.
Let's cut to the chase... The only good things about this guitar were the pups and the neck thickness. Everything else just underwhelmed.
I sat and played it, not trying to really judge it, but those frets were god awful. Some were sticking out further than others: Some were finished down too far, leaving space between the fret and the bottom of the neck, the fret finish was inconsistent across the entire fingerboard (some looked okay, some looked like I did the fret job). They weren't even rounded properly.
Luckily I didn't run into any dead notes, but I'm sure if I had looked for those, I woulda found a couple.
Thanks to the terrible finish on the frets, I did some investigating of the top and bottom of the fingerboard... There were places where whoever did the fret job took little chunks of the rosewood off near the frets. There were a couple spots on the top of the fingerboard, but the bottom had at least 3 places that I found that had pieces of the fingerboard chipped out.
The last thing I noticed was that the neck joint was a REALLY weird shape. Typical neck joints are rounded and kinda like a half-oval. The neck joint on this thing looked like they didn't take enough wood off the tip of the joint on the body to round it off, I don't know how to describe it.
I had been thinking about an AT10P, just because I love the AT100 so much but can't really afford it, especially with the price increase happening over here, but Ibanez really screwed up this one BAD. I've finally understood why people hate the Indo factory now.
I woulda taken pics but the store is a place I use a lot and I wouldn't like to take away their business by showing off their merchandise and how poorly made this premium was. I respect them way too much to do that. I will say this though, if Ibanez is going to let the Jawa factory pump out this sort of trash quality guitar, it proves that Hoshino has no idea what the heck they are doing anymore.