After my first ARZ307 had to be returned due to a crack in the finish at the neck-body joint, I now got the replacement.
My first impression is VERY positive, this guitar plays so well and sounds good, I am very surprised about the PU's, I don't feel I have to swap them. That said I have kept the stock PU's in all my Ibby's.
Two things I noticed, though and I have question about:
1. the neck humbucker is a bit tilted, i.e. not 100% parallel to the end of the neck (you can see this on the last two pics). I assume this is just sloppy craftsmanship and not done on purpose.
Would this be something to worry about?
2.at the neck-body joint I can see a lint through the finish, definitely not a crack (the finish is ok), but it looks like it's the line of the neck meeting the body. If this line is visible (through black finish) would that indicate a potential future problem/crack at this spot?
here's the pics:
I seriously doubt that neck pickup should be angled. That would annoy the fuck outta me!! It just looks so off. Is the bridge pickup tilted as well? Prob just bad angle but it looks it in the picture