So I have been playing Ibanez for more then 20 years, and own 22 of them... mostly 1987-1991
But a buddy bought my Carvin head and in partial trade, I ended up with a Jackson soloist ( Japan ) its ash and flamed Maple top, and beautiful!
I am not really an EMG guy, but in this guitar they sound pretty wicked!!!
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