Back in November, just on a whim, I picked up this Ibanez Talman for $225. I've always had a soft spot for the looks of offset body guitars like Jags and Jazzmasters, but generally don't get along with them that well as far as playing comfort. This one caught my eye with its oddball headstock shape, gold sparkle finish, and it even had some decent birdseye in the neck and figuring in the headstock wood. Figured it could be my punk rock beater guitar, might be good for some wiring/pickup modding. The thing is though, after I gave it good setup, its fast become my go-to guitar when I just want to sit down and play. Comfy neck, no fret buzz or dead spots, and stays in tune like a champ even with the cheapo trem. This MIK cheapo has been trumping my Gibsons and PRS, that cost 10X more, on playing time and enjoyment. The thing is so comfortable and just flat out fun to play. I just spent a few hours playing my guitars, and purposely left the Talman until last. Sure enough, when I picked it up it just felt right and I ended up sitting and playing it longer than the others and completely enjoying myself.