This is the first NGD for me in over 10 years! For a long time I had wanted another guitar for different tunings, because I enjoy playing along to original song recordings and that usually requires exactly the same tuning as on the recording. I also wanted something that would give excellent tuning stability. I know there are Evertune guitars around now, but I kind of felt that I would rather get something with a 25.5" scale neck and a Floyd Rose. I had set my mind on either a the LTD Black Metal superstrat or the Jackson Brandon Ellis. Somehow I really disliked the fact that both are made in China and cost around 1000€ - more than I wanted to spend. In addition, it seems that you cannot get a guitar with a Floyd Rose Original for that price range. All the guitars use the Floyd Rose SE, which I've read mixed things about in terms of durability. I would have gone with the FR SE, but the made in China just really bugged me somehow... Then the opportunity arose locally really close to where I live to buy an Ibanez J Craft RG, made in Japan, with a gorgeous finish and white binding. When the seller told me that it only weighted 3.2 kg, I knew I had to get it. I got this for less than the LTD or Jackson would have cost me new and I am really happy with it. I think it is a 2610Z model and the serial number starts with F08, so that would mean it is a 2008 model. The seller had changed the witch hat know for a metal one (I have the original one). Other than that it is all original. I have no idea why it is in basically new condition. I had feared that maybe it was a lemon or something was wrong with it, but on the contrary, I am mightily impressed. This plays and sounds insanely good. I really like the Seymour Duncan pickup in this guitar as well. I also love the inlays - subtle but there - and the binding, with the very small dots. The Edge tremolo is great as well. It took me over an hour to set it up and I had to look up some Youtube videos as I had not come across the Zero Stop system, but the action on the trem is really good even for my ham-fisted approach.