I had a NGD earlier this month. An Ibanez JSM10 John Scofield signature semi-hollow. I have wanted one since the 80s, and just pulled the trigger on this reissue of a 1982 AS200. I had the pickguard and truss rod cover off because I was inspecting the guitar and making adjustments to the truss rod to compensate for the climate difference after shipping. I have only played two guitars with similar ease of playability, both from the 70s: a Nippon Gakki (Yamaha) ES175 copy, and an Ibanez Custom Agent. I guess this is Chi-Fi Guitar-Fi, since this one is made in China.