Bought a real nice Ibanez Prestige RG for $1,300 some years ago. Played it for a year and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a friend with a simple Indo RG 3EX1 that he installed dimarzio's in. I played it a few times and was amazed how nice it played and how it sounded. The guitar sustained really well. I kept trying to convince myself that the Prestige RG I had bought was better, but in the end I just knew that I liked the RG3EX1 more. Finally I offered to buy the RG from him and eventually I just stopped playing my Prestige. I then later sold the guitar and now that Indo RG is still my #1 and I have been through a LOT of guitars.
Maybe I just got REALLY lucky with the wood they used or something, but it definitely opened my eyes.