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Ibanez GAX30 Electric Guitar  

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    Ibanez

    A best-selling budget axe.

    It's solid and simple, and it rocks. Precision-cut basswood body, GAX neck, medium frets, dual humbuckers, and a fixed bridge. It has all the essentials and skips the frills to be one of the most affordable "real" guitars available.

    Features

    • GAX neck
    • Basswood body
    • Medium frets
    • Fixed bridge
    • Dual humbuckers

    Good guitars don't have to be high priced. Get the GAX30 and start rockin'.

     
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    4.5

    (based on 101 reviews)

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    Nicely done Ibanez.

    I picked this up for $89 used at a local music dealer because all I have is an off brand strat and I needed an affordable guitar with humbuckers. I took it home and...Read complete review

    I picked this up for $89 used at a local music dealer because all I have is an off brand strat and I needed an affordable guitar with humbuckers. I took it home and flipped the strings (I'm a lefty. By the way, lefties, if you're gonna go Hendrix style, get a guitar with a bolt-on neck. You can get a screwdriver and easily put the strap pin in place of a bolt on the back.). Wow! This guitar easily compares to the strat looking models. The harmonics are great and you can easily get some screams out of it. Has a clear, clean tone when you use the bridge pickup and the neck one has that deep, thick tone. The neck pickup stood out to me because I use the bridge pickup alone more due to the music I play, but the neck one is also great, which is pretty amazing because the tone knob only works for the bridge pickup on mine (Again mine was used.) These pickups may be exceptional though because the are Seymour Duncans and I'm not sure if they are stock or not. The neck is really smooth and fast and ist perfect for Punk Rock and Grunge. The D string has a bad buzz in some places, but I think it's just because I haven't put a lefty nut on it yet. Very nice finish (WAY better than these pics) and not only that but a very durable guitar too. I mainly play bass, but I'm gonna use this as my primary stage guitar. Great for the price and well worth it. I'd pay up to about $350 for it, but not anymore, because if you have that much, get a G-400. The only reason I gave features a 4.5 is because personally, I like tremolo bridges. Anyways it's a great overall guitar and I'm thinking about getting one in blue (Mine's red) for my bands guitarist for his B-day.

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    Ibanez shouldn't be allowed to manufacture guitars

    I'd heard and seen things happened to guitars manufactured by Ibanez, but when I purchased my first guitar, an Ibanez GAX30, I learned first hand just how poor of a guitar it is....Read complete review

    I'd heard and seen things happened to guitars manufactured by Ibanez, but when I purchased my first guitar, an Ibanez GAX30, I learned first hand just how poor of a guitar it is. Out of the box the humbucker was broken or near broken. Me of course took no notice of it cause I was new to the guitar scene. Anyway, out of the box the fretboards were off cause one of the humbuckers was broken. So you could tune the guitar perfectly and never get the sound you needed from it. A month later screws came out of the bridge... oops! Well I contacted Ibanez and find out that those parts are no longer available. Hmmm, 3 months after my purchase they don't even have the parts anymore. Ibanez is the worst manufacturer, ever. Take it from me, if you're trying to save money, stick to the Squiers and Epiphones.

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    5.0

    Just Fantastic!

    By Zachary Mason

    from Manhattan, Kansas

    Everyone from beginners to seasoned rockers will love this thing. If you're even thinking about getting it, just do it. You won't be disappointed.
    When I pulled it out of the box, it was already perfectly set up and in tune; in just five minutes, I was plugged in and wailing away. For the price, its just terrific. It easily competes with guitars costing ten times as much, and feels and plays just as good. I'm a bit bullish on guitars, so I need a guitar that can hold up to some serious hard rock, and this little beauty performs swimmingly. I play through a Marshall JCM800 half-stack and this guitar sounds huge plugged into it. You can have your expensive Les Pauls and SG's - this thing performs right alongside them without even breaking a sweat. Bottom line: if you're looking for a serious rock machine on a budget, this is the ticket.
    Fit and finish is flawless. No rattles or extraneous noise, and the action is razor-thin and buttery smooth. I still can't believe this thing is Chinese made.
    One of the best values in a guitar that I've ever come across.

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    5.0

    Nicely done Ibanez.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I picked this up for $89 used at a local music dealer because all I have is an off brand strat and I needed an affordable guitar with humbuckers. I took it home and flipped the strings (I'm a lefty. By the way, lefties, if you're gonna go Hendrix style, get a guitar with a bolt-on neck. You can get a screwdriver and easily put the strap pin in place of a bolt on the back.). Wow! This guitar easily compares to the strat looking models. The harmonics are great and you can easily get some screams out of it. Has a clear, clean tone when you use the bridge pickup and the neck one has that deep, thick tone. The neck pickup stood out to me because I use the bridge pickup alone more due to the music I play, but the neck one is also great, which is pretty amazing because the tone knob only works for the bridge pickup on mine (Again mine was used.) These pickups may be exceptional though because the are Seymour Duncans and I'm not sure if they are stock or not. The neck is really smooth and fast and ist perfect for Punk Rock and Grunge. The D string has a bad buzz in some places, but I think it's just because I haven't put a lefty nut on it yet. Very nice finish (WAY better than these pics) and not only that but a very durable guitar too. I mainly play bass, but I'm gonna use this as my primary stage guitar. Great for the price and well worth it. I'd pay up to about $350 for it, but not anymore, because if you have that much, get a G-400. The only reason I gave features a 4.5 is because personally, I like tremolo bridges. Anyways it's a great overall guitar and I'm thinking about getting one in blue (Mine's red) for my bands guitarist for his B-day.

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    5.0

    My favorite guitar

    By chipesterkhan

    from Metro Manila, Philippines

    I have a collection of guitars including a Gibson Les Paul, a couple of Fender Strats and a Tele. I barely play them, cause I like my Gax30 better.The playability of the GAX is astounding for a cheap guitar. And more often than not, this guitar is part of my live set up.It's a bit sharper on the ears than a Les Paul, but to the uninitiated, it doesn't really make a difference.This guitar handles distortion very well and is perfect for hard rock to heavy metal settings.I bought the GAX in 2008 and haven't purchased anything else. The GAX is a rare guitar to get here locally because everyone's keeping it for themselves.Too bad my guitar burned along with the rest of our house last March 19, 2011.

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    3.0

    A Solid Axe

    This is a decent starter guitar. When I got this (at a pawn shop) the action was horrible, the neck was warped, and the tone pot was broken, but after i set up the truss rod and action and soldered in a new tone pot, it played like a dream. The neck is quite fast, even though it isn't a typical "shred" guitar. It doesn't sound great, but for a hundred and some odd dollars that's what you should expect. Overall, it doesn't have a lot of frills and it's built like a tank, so its perfect for a beginner.

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    5.0

    Good Guitar

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Overall a good guitar. I bought this guitar three years ago to replace my Squire bullet strat when I joined my band. The pickups are not speical, but the rest of the guitar is good. A good beginner to intermidiate guitar or a good guitar for a garage band guitarist.

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    4.0

    Great Guitar for a Starter.

    By Jake Murrah

    from Bennington, OK

    I own one of these guitars. I got it during the Christmas season a couple of years ago. Its been to hell and back and has lasted through it. The pickups aren't anything special but they are humbuckers, and thats deffinitely good. If you're a new guitar player on a budget. This guitar is a great buy.

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    5.0

    SG/LP alternative

    By XFREE

    from Bakersfield CA

    What strikes me most is the looks of this- it's like a combination of SG and LP- I was amazed as I tried one out of the store- the guitar sounds very natural. As I tried legato playing, harmonics ring-out right through! It has a very nice sustain! - I think this is due to the fixed bridge design, also the headstock is angled nicely putting an ample amount of pressure on the nut which gives the strings more resonance and sustain! This has that thick-hot tone we always appreciate on the SGs and LPs. Budget wise it's a knock out. After trying one out for 20mins. I did myself a favor and I bought one!

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    4.0

    GAX30

    By ghostrider-O.QPC

    from New Zealand

    If the return to simplicity is in your future, Ibanez GAX guitars offer no frills, raw rock blunt force. two humbuckers, a 3-way switch and double cutaway bodies at the most simple of prices. Overall not a bad guitar if your a beginner to rock.

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    5.0

    Great starter, intermediate guitar

    just got this guitar this week, and it's amazing. the double humbuckers make for a great metal sound, especially when paired up with a distortion pedal. the action is a little high for new hands, so if you're pretty new, you may want to crank it down quite a bit, but for intermediate players it's fine. the only problem i've had with it so far is the low e-string comes out of tune quite easily, but it's not that big of a problem. this guitar is mainly for a metal sound, but accomodates other sounds decently too. the hammer-on response isn't too great, but that can be fixed by new pickups and new strings. all in all, this is a great guitar, and you get more for what you pay for.

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    5.0

    Another goodie from Ibanez

    By Werepyre007

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    In my honest opinion, Ibanez guitars probably play the best out of all the guitars out there, and this guitar confirmed that opinion.

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