Well, this was unexpected, lol. I've been wanting a more "metal" guitar lately. I have a telecaster and my PRS SE Singlecut, but I've been wanting something with 24 frets, thinner neck, better fret access for playing leads and more nimble licks. I saw online that my GC had a used RG321 for sale, so I thought I'd check it out, not really expecting to like it. I generally don't like Ibanez, especially the cheaper ones. But wow! This thing's body is beat up, the hardware was all pitted and beat up, but the fretwork was incredible, and the frets in excellent condition to boot. I've honestly played guitars that cost well over a grand with much worse fretwork than this guy. I couldn't put the thing down, so I bought it
It's exactly what I was looking for, and for $149 I think it was a steal. Even better, I took it apart when I got home and most of what I thought was pitting and corrosion turned out to just be caked on gunk that polished off easily. I've got some Elixirs on it and have been jamming to Blind Guardian all evening This is the 2005, so it has the Wizard II neck. It's not what I generally prefer for a neck profile, but it fits for what this guitar will be used for.
Sorry for the poor picture quality; it's indoors and my cell phone camera. I wish I would have taken some before photos to show how gross this thing was.
Nice! Those are awesome workhorse guitars.