Ibanez GIO Series GRG121DX - Walnut Flat

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Walnut Flat
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Highly Playable, Loads of Tone, Outstanding Value

The Ibanez GIO GRG121DX solidbody electric guitar's mahogany body is comfortable and resonant for rockin' all-nighters, while its two humbuckers serve up boatloads of tone. The GRG121DX sports a hardtail bridge that gives you maximum tuning stability, a fast-action maple neck with a flatter-than-Kansas bound rosewood fingerboard, and 24 jumbo frets for the kind of effortless shredding that put Ibanez on the metal map. Cool sharktooth inlays top off the package. You get a whole lot of guitar for the money with the Ibanez GIO GRG121DX!

Ibanez GIO GRG121DX Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Powerful ceramic-magnet humbucking pickups give you impressive tonal flexibility
  • Smooth-playing, fast-action neck enhances your speed
  • Enjoy the tuning stability benefits of a hardtail bridge
Powerful ceramic-magnet humbucking pickups give you impressive tonal flexibility

The Ibanez GIO GRG121DX's two powerful ceramic-magnet humbucking pickups give you high output without muddiness. Take it from the guitarists at Sweetwater - the GRG121DX is ready for any style you need, from clean, warm ballads to face-melting metal and beyond.

Smooth-playing, fast-action neck enhances your speed

A guitar is only as playable as its neck. Good thing the Ibanez GIO GRG121DX has a smooth and fast-playing maple neck. This comfortable neck is capped by a bound rosewood fingerboard with a super-flat 15.75" radius and 24 jumbo frets, giving you the agility to execute fast single-note runs with ease.

Enjoy the tuning stability benefits of a hardtail bridge

Divebombs can be fun, but many guitarists prefer the absolute stability of a hardtail bridge - legions of ace guitarists won't go anywhere near a whammy bar. If you're in this camp, then the Ibanez GIO GRG121DX is your kind of axe. The GRG121DX's fixed bridge anchors the strings, giving you a rock-solid platform for your music.

Ibanez GIO GRG121DX Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Comfortable contoured mahogany body
  • Fast-action maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets and sharktooth inlays
  • 2 powerful ceramic-magnet humbucking pickups
  • Hardtail bridge/tailpiece for maximum tuning stability
Pick a great-playing, affordable guitar with the Ibanez GIO GRG121DX!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape RG
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Urethane
Color Walnut Flat
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape GRG
Radius 15.75"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, bound
Fingerboard Inlay Sharktooth
Number of Frets 24, Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.693"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Fixed hardtail
Tuners Die-cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup IBZ-6 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup IBZ-6 Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade
Strings 10-46
Manufacturer Part Number GRG121DXWNF

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Amazing Easy Buy for the Price!!!

Quality: I needed a cheaper guitar being fairly broke recently and have wanted to try out Ibanez for a long time. I also didn't care for having a guitar with a tremelo at this price range. This guitar arrived and is of an amazingly perfect quality from it's construction! I have found no flaws and have no complaints what so ever. From the tuners to it's mahogany body the quality at this price is unreal. They also use IBZ6 pickups which are actually ceramic pickups made by DiMarzio, far superior to cheaper Ibanez with korean made power sound pickups. You're simply not going to have higher quality components at this price I have searched a lot.Playing: The thinner neck on these types of Ibanez guitars just feels refreshingly comfortable to play on. To be more specific the flatter back side of the neck keeps my hand from sticking to it as much in long performances. Sometimes playing somewhere hot where you might be sweaty, it's a lot easier to glide up and down the neck. The cutaway area near the end of the neck allows easy access to those high frets. After adjusting intonation and action I'd have to say the guitar is an absolute joy to play every time I pick it up.Sound: Since this guitar has string through body for the bridge, as well as, it being mahogany and not basswood, the sustain on this is noticeably better than your cheap guitar. As for the pickups they have extremely nice clarity. Pickups are more of a personal thing and you may not care for ceramics if you want to play some blues with low gain. However I play a lot of metal and even some pop punk type of stuff. So if you want more clarity but you hate the way active pickups sound too sterile, this is perfectly in the middle I'd say. Your distorted sound is not so garbage sounding on these since they are ceramics and have higher magnetism reducing 'muddiness'. So any type of music played with distortion, this will give you, in my opinion, a perfect balance of clarity without sacrificing all of your warm tone.The only possible caveat to the sound is the neck pickup also being the same type and ceramic may not give quite the sound you may be looking for though it would be close and is not bad at all. Specifically in an instance where you want a warmer bluesy tone. I would have to say though since I play metal and I have since changed to thicker gauge strings that I definitely am now getting the tone from the neck pickup that I wanted. Even in regular tuning with regular strings the unwound top 3 strings sound great with tapping and fast picking with the neck pickup, it's really when you want a more metallic, meatier, funky sound on the lower strings. (I mean you still get the sound you're aiming for but don't expect it to sound like the neck pickup on an American telecaster or something.)Bottom Line: I bought a guitar for $200 and every time I pick it up I feel like I'm playing a $400 guitar. There is no one that could be disappointed in buying one of these. And I am not an Ibanez fan boy, this is my first one. I've played many fenders and B.C. Rich guitars that are more expensive. I am not saying this is a great guitar at this price, I'm saying flat out that this is a great guitar in general. I totally recommend it.
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