I've been using this record. At first I thought it was a great deal and everything I needed. The frets felt a little rough but that's normally something a little string bending takes care of. Well, not this time. Three and a half months in and I can still feel the scraping. The vibrato arm also jiggles and the whole mechanism comes loose. The sound of it is really muddy compared to my Dean EVO Special. I can get a cleaner sound from the Dean's humbucker than the Ibanez's single coil. I really want to love this guitar but it's starting to look like something for display only purposes unless I Frankenstein this thing. I'm afraid to take it back to Sam Ash for repairs because they ruined my 1986 Jackson San Dimas Custom Shop when all I wanted was to put in a new block on the Floyd Rose Bridge and adjust it. When I got it back I couldn't move the 1st or 6th string without them slipping off of the neck. I took my Dean to them to have an output jack installed but got it back with grounding issues and they used a really cheap output jack. The JEMJR is a gorgeous guitar with great potential but it's clear why it's about $1000 less than the real JEM guitars. If you buy this be prepared to make serious adjustments.