I've been looking around quite a lot for Ibanez guitars, since I wanted to buy one. For years I've kept an eye on them sine they always felt so comfortable and they sound so great. However, wandering around all the stores in my city (Barcelona, Spain) many MANY! sellers told me that Ibanez has dramatically dropped quality in the later years, especially since 2003 buy you can already notice in the 2000-2001 models.
The thing is that I kinda' disregarded this info since I really felt Ibanez was the kind of guitar for me, but when I tried a 2570VSL in a store I couldn't believe it. I found it really unconfortable and the tremolo was awful (maybe was badly set up, but the guy had a hard time with the tremolo when trying to set it up). It kept going out of tune and I went off the store with the feeling that I wasn't gonna buy one.
The I found an RG770 fm second hand (2001) with which I fell in love the very first moment I held it in my hands. The guitar sounds great and plays awsome. So, here's my question,
Do you guys also feel the drop in quality? Or is it just my imagination powered by some biased crap coming from a biased seller?
and... how much do you think this guitar is worth?
Body: Flame maple / basswood
Color: Deep Blue (DBL)
Neck: 1pc. maple
Neck type: Wizard IV
Fingerboard: Rosewood with binding
Bridge: Lo-pro edge
Bridge p.u.: IBZ QM1 humbucker
Mid p.u.: IBZ QMS1 single coil
Neck p.u.: IBZ QM2 humbucker
Hardware: Cosmo white
Thanks to all guys.