I know this may be a stretch in comparison but I have been checking out some youtube vids with guys using the newer Ibanez sR5006 with the oil finish. I notice these go for 1700 to 2 grand. Considerably less expensive than my mtd. But the tone and the fact it's 34 in scale with wenge attracted to to check them out. From the sound clips I heard they sound a little warmer and round compared to MTDs. Any experience?