On Tuesday night my local music store was hosting a clinic with the awesomely talented and super nice Tosin Abasi. After a great set and some hilarious Q&A they announced 30% off all Ibanez guitars in store. So I picked this beauty up for a grand. It's been a while since I've owned an Ibby guitar but I absolutely love this thing, the neck is super fast (I'm still adjusting to it after some months playing chunky necks exclusively) and the fret work is pristine. The stock pickups obviously have to go but they're definitely a step in the right direction compared to other stock Ibanez pickups I've dealt with (they lack both subtlety and smoothness), and also the finish is just gorgeous (I'm not much for purple and actually picked this one over the trans black one hanging next to it). Oh and as for the Tosin content, he was kind enough to sign it for me. Thanks Tosin!