I love ibanez. ever since i started playing guitar ive wanted one and have seen them as the ideal guitar. i own one now and i realize from having more experience that there are better guitars out there, but ibanez by far has the best quality fro their price range. fender cant compete with ibz at the 500-700 dollar range easily. i hate to say it but every fender mexican ive seen is worse that korean and some japanes ibanezes.