I just miss Ibanez being Ibanez.
Where is the goofy new trem every few years? The campy color matched inlays? The weird, "who asked for this?" model that becomes a cult classic?
It feels like they're trying to be ESP or Schecter. Just chasing trends and using whatever hardware everyone else is.
There was always a beauty to having everything in-house and different, even if it wasn't objectively better.
Everyone just makes the same boring ass baked maple, two point, neo-vintage whatever-caster.
Give me stupid, campy, shred sticks with finicky hardware and pickups no one cares about.
Agree with all of this except the trem. Edge/Lo-Pro Edge all the things.