Ibanez GRX70QA Gio, Sunburst
The Ibanez GRX70QA Gio GRX70QA. Ibanez's Gio range gets a makeover with the beautiful GRX70QA! Available for a limited time the Poplar body features a stunning Quilted Maple Art Grain top resplendent in a range of transparent finishes. Other top line features include the FAT-6 tremolo bridge and powerful ceramic magnet Infinity R pickups in a HSH configuration.
The Ibanez GIO series (I now have a bass and a guitar) are incredible for the money, if you are a beginner then this is the guitar for you, much better than equivalently prices guitars (won't get into smearing brands). The guitar playable, looks nice (even for an Ibanez, the one reason I never owned one all these years, was the aggressive styling) and had good tuning stability, despite having a standard tremelo arm. One thing I would say is, I have done a fair bit of my own set up work (I have learned how to do this over the years), so if you're buying your first guitar go in store and ask for a set up. The factory set up was poor. Having said that, I bought a 2k guitar from a massive brand not long ago and the factory set up was even worse. A set up is simple and as this price, you could buy from GAK and pop into a local guitar shop with a tech and you should pay around £20-50 for a full set up. If you're a beginner, you probably won't even notice the ser up issues, I am quite hard to please and I am honestly shocked at the quaiity Vs price. Pick ups sound lovely, broad pallete, maybe a little low output, not much hum from the single coil. A really good way to learn how to play and sculpt tone. Definitely the best beginner/budget guitar have ever seen of played.
Excellent guitar, well packaged and set up well from the factory. I’ve bought cheaper and had problems with the nut leaving the intonation not adjustable. You don’t get that problem with an Ibanez, it seems.