I know terms like "good" or "better" are subjective to a degree, but there's a reason "you get what you pay for" is a thing, right? I paid $399 for an Ibanez SR370E with a hard case. More recently I paid $575 for a Fender Mustang PJ with no case or bag. Since getting the Mustang, I've just been playing that one. Well, over the last week or so I picked up the Ibanez again and I was shocked at how good it felt to play! I also went back into some of my demos and noticed how nice the Ibanez sounded, using the same signal chain that the Fender was using on similar demos. Without knowing which was which, I think I would choose the sound of the Ibanez. Not to mention, the Ibanez pretty much stays in tune where the Fender drifts pretty quickly. Both are in drop D. Fender was setup by Sweetwater, and the Ibanez came from Amazon with no setup. I'm not even sure exactly what my questions is, aside from like... what the hell?!