I purchased this Ibanez ex in 2002 used from a second cousin who was a sound technition for concerts in the toronto area. he did jobs for bands like nickle back and sum41, he supposevly bought it off one one of them. I paid 300 dollars for the candy apple red guitar as a first electric, this was lucky because it was almost in perfect mint condition.
The most thing i like about the ibanez ex is the candy apple red colour on mine.
It has a light mahogany neck with a dark brown fretboard that has pearl inlay
for markers. The ibanez is great for flaming hotlicks and creates a nice ring!
Idislike that the ibanez ex gives awful feed back unless you back it up with a good amp.
There is a couple of little dents in the red body that you could only see if you thoroughly checked it over. The knobs for the tone and volume are lose but other than that its fine.
Ive tried many guitars in my life and the ibanez ex is by far one of the best instruments that i have ever used.
I bought this guitar at the local music gear shop for about $570 (I live in Norway, it's an expensive country)
I liked the fish-like red color on it. It's really, REALLY comfortable playing. The bridge pick-up sounds pretty great if you have the right amp.
I don't like the way this guitar kinda quikla 'wears out'. The neck isn't to strong and the frets are kinda sloppy put in there.
I'm not an all over expert, but the guitar is quite a solid piece. Even though I feel a bit unsatisfied with the neck and frets, I bought it used, and have used it for about three or four years, so it's a steady guitar considering the price. (the price would be about half of what I paid if you buy it in the US.
This guitar has given me alot of pleasure, and I have really enjoyed. Even though, the pick-ups aren't to great. If you're gonna use it to play loud with lots of distortion, it tends to very easliy give feedback wich is annoying...