Ibanez EX 370 Reviews
I moved from Ohio to California in 1982 because my Dad got a better job. I was a sophomore in high school. One day I heard my neighbor playing guitar in his garage so I went over to check it out. I was hooked right away. I had played trumpet for years so I understood how music worked. So I bought a really cheap guitar from a friend and started playing by ear. I picked it up fairly quick and have been shredding ever since. I've been in a few garage bands but nothing serious. I've been in the Air Force for 22 years and have moved around a lot. I've shared and received many playing tips over the years with many a guitar player. A lot of military people play guiatar. I mostly play ryhthm so I stick to a lot of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Metallica and Pantera. I play Pink Floyd and the Eagles when I feel like mellowing out. My wife will make me play a country song every now and then. I'll play Johnny Cash any day.
I bought my Ibanez EX 370 in 1996 for $150.00 at a Pawn shop in Warner Robins, Georgia. I bought it because I was sick of playing my Aria Pro II Flying V. Those things are a pain in the ass to play while sitting.
I love the low action and fast neck. It feels effortless when playing. I added a Seymour Duncan George Lynch Screamin Demon in the bridge. I love the harmonics from this pickup.
I hate doing alternate tunings because you have to adjust the tremolo just right (trial and error). I play in standard tuning now and don't even mess with the low stuff. I'll save that for my next "standard bridge" Ibanez.
The construction and quality are great. The tone knob finally gave way and fell off last year. My Black Lab knocked it out of the guitar stand last year and it cracked the neck behind the nut. I glued it back it place and it stills plays like a million bucks (with some minor upper end fret buzz).
After 12 years I still can't believe how easy this thing is to play. The neck is so thin and fast I can play for hours. I'm still amazed how good it plays after gluing the neck back together. It's fun and versatile. I'll keep it til the day I can't move my fingers anymore. And then I'll mount it on the wall and smile every time I walk by it...Rosco
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My Ibanez EX 370 was purchased in 1993 (Brand New) for approx. 550$ (USD) at "Master Musicians" on the East Coast. It was bought by my parents as a 18th Birthday present. They took me out to pick out a guitar and I fell in love with it as soon as I played it.
When I first sat down with it my initial thought was that it was almost non-exsistant in my hands. It felt so confortable and versitale that it was extremely easy to play. After several hours of playing it after taking it home, I found it to be versital in all styles of playing with very little in loss. Jazz, Blues, Rock, Metal, and even some classical styles played well and the pick-ups accomidated the styles quite well. Even after having this guitar for 11 years it is still my one and only primary electric and has required no work on it to keep it up (Other then the usual Maint. any guitar needs). I Have been playing for 22 years (Most of my life) and have not found a better Make / Model / Year for my professional career in music.
My only dislikes are using alternative tunings and restringing (a weekly occurance). The Floyd Rose systems float very high and require time to retune / detune.
Model: EX 370
Color: Jewl Blue
Pick ups: Double - Single - Double (Stock)
Bridge: Floyd Rose / Ibanez LO-TRS
(Double Locking System)
Body: Bass Wood
Neck: Wizard II (Rosewood / Shark inlay)
As a professional recording artist I find this guitar is top notch for any level of player. Ibanez has since degraded on their quality, but if you can find a well kept older model its worth searching out from the beginner to the pro'sBCjr
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