I need to stop buying guitars I don't need... But I've been after one of these since they came out and Mattayus found one on gumtree for a silly low price. So I picked it up a couple of weekends ago on the way to visit the girlfriends family down in London and in a bizarre twist of fate the guy I bought it from used to be a customer of mine from when I used to work in a guitar shop. Small world...
I got it home and then took this awful phone picture of it and then proceeded to play it once for the grand total of two minutes.
I then took the strings off to dye the fretboard and left it for another week.
I then took it to Matt's to get it wired up with a SD distortion and quick once over for the frets, he also popped the cover off the neck pickup to reveal a lovely plain pickup that I will never use. Matt was also nice enough to take some decent pictures for me too.
Not only do these things look awesome, but fucking hell does it sound great! Might actually be one of my best sounding guitars and the neck is just a pleasure to play. I was going to take my own pictures this weekend but I just couldn't put it down and it was dark by the time I'd stopped playing . God only knows why I waited so long to get one of these bad boys, they're probably one of the best cheap guitars Ibanez has done in the last 5-10 years.