The handle is correct, you can easily reach highs, but I had a handle that I found faster on my old Aria RS Wildcat, the coating may be less "smooth" on the Ibanez to see and use. ..
The weight is okay as it is well balanced, very comfortable to play standing or sitting, nikel
The sound, I'm after
I play mainly heavy 80's with a few trips for the period shreed, I was looking for a 2nd guitar so not too expensive with a Floyd or at least a copy, I hesitated between Ibanez and Lag (what a pain when you are left to find what you want), thinking that I could customize a little Iba with good microphones thereafter to roughly the same price as the original Lag if the sound does not appeal to me ...
To the sound (microphones original), I confess that for the moment the point that fish a little, although I expected (I had opted for this model in mind changing the pickups directly by Di Marzio, the JS that is unfortunately not left)
I play on a JC120 with a GT10, I perspire a lot of sound for "interesting" in any case worse than the Aria Wildcat who was not at the time (she is 22 years) a super high end, I would see with Di Marzio, I guess it will change a lot (I hope)
It seems very "sound" non-trendy, you say "it's a good omen," and not too bright ... but it sounds still going very well, less messy than in any case disto (strange for a guitar I found metal )
Indeed, as already read about the opinions of the right-handed version, the microphones are very rough if you let everything thoroughly, we must lower the volume knob up to 80% for reaction and then you hear a little the better we play, it is unfortunate, the tone by knob cons his job very well done (the reverse was true on my Aria ...)
They also lack personality, the neck pickup has a good round but lack of percussion (a pity it is not splittable, too), the bridge pickup is pretty neutral so we can work a sound but it lacks a little something- thing too, when the middle pickup ... uh, I do not actually serves
Bought new a month ago, I spent two short hours a day from over
I bought it mainly for its looks (the shark teeth on the handle, love, pity that the 1570 did not offer ...)
What bothers some is that it is quite "sensitive" to rules, the Edge III does not inspire great confidence at the start and seems a bit fragile, but for now I have no worries with, a false impression may be so, I have also failed to have a share as low as above on my Aria frizouille it a lot if you go down the strings, trimming the neck does almost nothing more, so initially I found it more tiring to play, but quickly s'adape
In his style I had tried that before 1570 who had a bit disappointed (but hey, try in stores is never very "conclusive"), I would have liked to try the A500 but it was difficult Lag seen where I live
The price / quality ratio seems very correct, the violin sounds pretty good and if we are not looking very small on the original default microphone (it's a guitar for beginners or a 2nd guitar), they do their job
Have hindsight, no, I would take probably a better equipped Lag A500 original and not much more expensive in the end if you must change the Ibanez pickups (if I could try it before of course), but to begin in Metal is an excellent choice I think