To cut a long story short I'm looking to buy an Ibanez electric guitar but having looked at the catalogue and searched online for 'the right' guitar, I'm struggling to understand what model would best suit my needs. I was ignorant before I started looking and now I'm totally confused as to what to buy.
To fill you in on the longer story, I went into town at the weekend to buy an mp3 player and, like I do when I'm in town, I went into the music shop to see me mate Terry. I never made it to the mp3 player shop but I ended up buying another guitar amp (that I didn't 'need') and came away with hunger pangs for an Ibanez, having had my stumpy paws on one he had hanging up.
Although I thought it was fairly drool-worthy I'm not entirely sure this is the right axe for me yet; it was labelled as an SA4170AB RBK but having looked online I think it must be an S4170AB RVK as shown here http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/S4170AB
I'm not made of money and I'm not into unnecessary embellishments but it's ultimately about getting the right guitar for me than the cost involved in doing so. I'm not going to go into stupid money though as I have other guitars and don't technically 'need' another (my wife is extraordinarily tolerant of me but it has limits,) so as a pointer anywhere between £1000 and £2000 isn't going to get me the rolling pin (but I'd consider more if the 'perfect' Ibanez for me exists.)
The bottom line is that I play (or try my best to) jazz, blues and rock and I want to make sure that I buy the right Ibanez to give me the versatility I need to play the those styles and a fusion of all three if I get really carried away. Although I do like a bit of metal, I don't want to end up buying a 'metal' guitar if there is such a thing.
If I'm barking up the wrong tree altogether then please feel free to give me some pointers in the right direction.
Thanks for reading folks.