Great body shape. I always loved RGA's. Setup was really good from the factory, just needed some minor adjustments. Fusion Edge pickups are quite "OK", voiced for modern/djenty metal. They somewhat reminded me of D-Activators / Aftermaths. The satin finish, transparent black and carved horns really set this guitar apart from your common RG. Neck is super comfy, fretboard is really beautiful.
The fretboard ebony looks like Makassar ebony, as there are some stripes on it. There's no coat or paint, as seen on other manufacturer's guitars (epiphone mkh has paint and clearcoat on the fretboard to make it look more "blackened").
Fretwork is on spot. Forget your old iron label ....ty fret job.
The Gibraltar is super comfy. I guess I'll upgrade it to the hipshot gibraltar replacement as soon as it hits the shelves (Hipshot already has one for 7 strings gibraltar and plans on releasing the 6 version during this year, as stated on their FB page).
Thanks to the Gotoh magnum lock, tuning stability is spot on. When it comes down to fixed brigde ibanez, the first thing I upgrade are the ....ty tuners. In this case, I have no need to.
I switched the coilswitch and the volume pot, removed completely the miniswitch for coil splitting, installed a dimarzio ep1112 5 way blade and some custom handmade pickups that a friend of mine manufactured for me a year ago. They are like underwounded Titans with alnico retainers (juggernaut concept) and less wire. Pickups were put in a dimarzio f spaced housing, so I ordered some custom raw nickel covers from my friend @ Axesrus.
Maple Top - satin finish
3pc Maple/Bubinga neck, 25.5" scale
3 Way switch + split coil switch
Gibraltar II Bridge
Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
Daddario 11-56 tuned to drop C
Dimarzio Fusion Edge (neck)
Dimarzio Fusion Edge (bridge)
Custom hand-wounded pickups w/ custom cover
Hipshot O-Ring Knob
Coilsplit switch removed
Dimarzio EP1112 5 way switch
I recorded a quick demo with the guitar yesterday. Pretty sloppy playing and some mistakes here and there. This is a backing track with Kemper straight into the DAW. No post processing, no adjusting and no editing
TL;DR: a great guitar, workhorse, very light, usable and good on the eye.