I just picked this sucker up today. I asked the local store to get one in (had to pay a non-refundable deposit *shakes fist*). Tried it out through a Tri Rec and really dug it, so I walked out with it.
These are the best pics I could grab. I had limited daylight, so had to just grab a few with my kit lens.
My first impression is I like it. It's a fairly cheap (£700), attractive looking Ibanez 7. What's not to like? I've been hammering it for the last few hours. Really enjoyable guitar to play.
The pickups are not the best in the world, but I had a lot of fun using the bridge pickup. It's quite jangly, pretty bright. Something Strat-ish about it. I dig that. The neck pickup is pretty pants. They're both safe for a while, but I'll be choosing some new pickups soon enough.
The neck feels great, the fretwork particularly so. The maple binding on it looks very nice. And I love offset dots. I can't live without dots on a fretboard; love the look of blank ones but I lose my way once I get up higher on the fretboard, and offset is the best of both worlds.
Couple of miggles about it, though. It's in dire need of a set-up. The low B and high E buzz when played open or at the first fret. Not sure how that could get past the guy who signed off the set-up.
The locking studs either don't work or I've not been supplied with the correct tool. I'll get the set I use for my Lo Pro guitars and see if that tiny-arse one does it.
And The dumbass case thing it comes in. It's as heavy as a HSC, but with none of its sturdy benefits. It's certainly better than nothing, but I'm pretty sure that's going.