Alright. I've been watching this axe for around 4 months now and it finally fell into my hands. Some of you may know I just got back from afghanistan pt.2, and before deploying I purchased a used jackson dka7 just so I could have something decent to jam on.
I chose to get the product replacement plan, and sure enough it came down to that due to some defects with the jackson. After I returned I did the processing for the replacement plan and GC decided it was better to give me store credit which was exactly what I wanted. To my luck, the atlanta store had just gotten this one guitar in stock...and sure enough it is now mine.
I've jammed on it for a solid 45 minutes so far. And so far I am in love. I've never owned a prestige ibanez, and imagine this is just a mere taste of how they are...but this feels much better overall than my M80M.
The stock dimarzios are impressive, and I've only pushed them through my little vox practice amp at the moment. More than likely I will still experiment with some other pickups I have around the house..The quality of this guitar feels like a shock in a way given how low the price is to some comparable instruments.
I'll try to nab a photo in the sunlight tomorrow because it's really hard to grab with in door lighting and a cell phone camera..
Either way, I'm digging this thing and it was well worth the wait!