One of the best guitars you can own.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $450.00 (new)
The play is smooth, clean.
The body is as hard as a rock.
I think Fender Strat (american)is also a great guitar but I love my IBANEZ RG220. It's just a great all around guitar.
Price: $335.00 (new)
MY GUITAR. My guitar was made in... what the hell...KOREA??? That surprised me. Whoa. Ok, just being stupid. The neck is made of mahoghany, which is great. Not because of wood quality (I'm not obsessed) but because the dark color looks good with the black finish (superficial, huh?). I've got 24 frets (what kind? I didn't build the damn thing myself). It's a 6-string (the way to go), I don't like 7-string guitars, they feel like you're playing a 2x4. Only two knobs: volume (up all the way) and tone (set high). Those are all I need, I'm not choicey. The only thing I dislike about "MY GUITAR" is the pickup configuration. Just two "humbuckers" (love that word-humbucker. "I have a major humbucker in my draws baby"). I'd like the option of a single pickup, just because. Not sure what the body style is but it's rather thin, lightweight, and the contoured sides make playing more comfortable. I've heard people complain even removing the joint at the nut to prevent your guitar from detuning itself. Not me. Yes, yes I love MY GUITAR and so should you. GO BUY ONE, THEY ARE VERY ECONOMICAL.
Excellent playability! Thin neck for lighting up the fretboard, a must for any guitar player. It plays very well, thank you. No flaws I can think of.
Right now I only have a FENDER 15 watt amp. However, alongside my low-budget ROCKTEK METAL WORKER (MWR-01) distortion pedal I can acquire (with lots of tweaking) that cookie-crunchy sound I look for to make angry music. I haven't had an opportunity to take it onstage since I am not in a band.
I have had this guitar for 3 1/2 years and have only had it adjusted once. That was only because I was messing around with the allen wrenches that came with, and I am not mechanically inclined at all. One day I was playing along with my DEFTONES (adrenaline) cd, I beleive it was the song "Root" that had me jumping around the room jamming away when my guitar said "F--- you, man. You're killing me here!" and the strap-lock thing came out (stripping the inside) and sent my guitar flying south. I caught it before it hit the floor. Now it is fixed thanks to my "mechanically inclined" father driving a long screw in. It took me a long time to convince myself it was safe to play "Root" again. Everything is just fine.