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Ibanez GRG170DX Electric Guitar

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Take classic Ibanez playability, combine it with 3 Powersound pickups, and throw in a seriously stable tremolo system and you've got the Ibanez GRG17...Click To Read More About This Product

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Triple pickup attack for more sonic flexibility.

Take classic Ibanez playability, combine it with 3 Powersound pickups, and throw in a seriously stable tremolo system and you've got the Ibanez GRG170DX Electric Guitar -- an axe made to rock. The GRG-shape maple neck meets up with a basswood body housing a humbucker at the neck and bridge, and a single-coil in the middle position, plus a FAT 10 bridge. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard features edgy sharktooth inlays. Chrome hardware.

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FEATURES
  • GRG-shape maple neck
  • Basswood body
  • 24 medium frets
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • FAT 10 bridge
  • Powersound 1 humbucker at neck
  • Powersound single-coil in middle
  • Powersound 2 humbucker at bridge
  • Sharktooth inlay
  • Chrome hardware

It's a ridiculously affordable price for this much firepower. Order yours today.

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4.7

(based on 146 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't get any better for the price

This guitar is extremely good as a starter guitar. The neck feels great and the action is low for fast playing. The pickups sound pretty good. This guitar also looks like a much...Read complete review

This guitar is extremely good as a starter guitar. The neck feels great and the action is low for fast playing. The pickups sound pretty good. This guitar also looks like a much more expensive guitar. The only problem I have with this guitar is it doesn't stay in tune long. As soon as I even touch the whammy bar it instantly goes out of tune. It also usually goes out of tune in the middle of a song if there's a lot of bending which is really a hassle. If you want to start playing guitar and don't want to spend too much money this is the guitar for you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

it sucks

I've played quite a few different guitars and i'd have to say with the exception of a Squier Strat from Mexico this is the worst guitar I've ever played. For the virtually the same...Read complete review

I've played quite a few different guitars and i'd have to say with the exception of a Squier Strat from Mexico this is the worst guitar I've ever played. For the virtually the same price buy a Squier Showmaster and you'll be much happier. Owning both of them I can honestly say that no matter what kind of music you play, what effects you use, what amp you use it will sound better. The frets wear out very easily you will get dead spots in the frets just from using alot of vibrato and especially if you use it as a slide guitar. As for the tone the clean with a little reverb played through the neck humbucker sounds ok for blues of jazz, but if you try to add some crunch to it, it can really sound bad.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't get any better for the price

By Ibanez Fan99

from Winnipeg, Manitoba

Pros

  • Almost Perfect Action
  • Good Pickups
  • Looks Nice
  • Thin fast neck

Cons

  • Doesn't Stay In Tune

Best Uses

  • Practicing

This guitar is extremely good as a starter guitar. The neck feels great and the action is low for fast playing. The pickups sound pretty good. This guitar also looks like a much more expensive guitar. The only problem I have with this guitar is it doesn't stay in tune long. As soon as I even touch the whammy bar it instantly goes out of tune. It also usually goes out of tune in the middle of a song if there's a lot of bending which is really a hassle. If you want to start playing guitar and don't want to spend too much money this is the guitar for you.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad, but...

By IbanezRulez

from Lancaster, PA

This is a great guitar!!! For the money, this is the best thing out there. it is very good for beginners. Average features, good pickups, and easy tuning are some upsides. There is one bad part though. If you are experienced, don't buy this guitar. It has a bad bridge that will go out of tune constantly, which is horrible for gigs. I recently traded this in and bought an RG350MDX which is amazing! As I said: great for beginners, horrible for those with experience!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good for the price.

By [blank]

from Wisconsin

I've had this guitar for about a year now, and its exactly what you would expect for a guitar this price. The pickups are all right, but not great, and the trem goes out of tune a lot, but other than that it's great. I once compared it to a les paul studio, which costs about 6 times as much, and the playability is not that much better. The Les Paul has somewhat of a thinner neck and the tilt of the strings on the neck is better in terms of a playability, but it's definitely not 6 times as good. One thing people have been complaining about is that the trem bar can come in and out too easily, and that's not true. On the very back of the bridge there is a small screw that lets you tighten or loosen the trem bar, so it doesn't always fall out. There is an allen wrench that comes with the guitar and you can use that to tighten that screw. Overall the guitar is great for the price, but obviously you won't be getting the best guitar ever for only $250.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Rockinforchrist

from Dallas, Texxas

If you are a beginner this is one of the most amazing axes you can buy. I purchased this as my first guitar before upgrading to a les paul. If suits all styles of play. BUY THIS!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ibanez GRG170DX

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is a MAGNIFICIENT guitar its VERY versatile and its only 250$. The pickups are pretty sweet you can go from clean funky grooves to twangy blues to crunchy distorted in the flip of the pickup selector.The thing I ABSOLUTELY HATE about this guitar is the floating tremolo. I'm in a band and we tune a LOT and this thing just gets in the way but if your in one tuning it'll be totally fine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By jrames baldrin

from Vancouver B.C.

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I bought this guitar yesterday and just about the only time I've taken my hands off of it was to write this review. The neck feels really good, it light and the pick ups are pretty decent. It sounds twice as good as my epiphone sg and is an excellent deal. BUY THIS!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A true Masterpiece

By Rick-bBxw6

from North Bergen NJ

I've been playing guitar for 2 years and ive had quite a few. I've owned this guitar for one year when the delux version wasnt out yet and for a year its proven itself excellent. The fretboard is nice and fast and the three pick ups provide so many diferent sounds. I installed an Emg 81 cause the pickups arent to bright and don't put out enough but yet still the guitar is great it rarely falls out of tune and it has such a great sound to this guitar is great for any player I sugest this to anyone who is into playing metal awsome for regular tunning or low tunnings. A real victory for Ibanez they really did good with this one.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Excellent Buy

By IbanezFan01

from San Diego, CA

I believe I first bought this guitar at a local shop in 2008. It's a really great beginner guitar. I haven't had any problems with it except the floating tremolo doesn't stay in tune, so I have it blocked off. The pickups aren't DiMarzios but they're good enough for this price range. I still prefer playing this over my Xiphos. I'm no C neck fan but I do prefer this neck over the Wizard necks. They're too skinny for my liking. I like how there's a tab you can just slide out to adjust the truss rod. I've been having some extreme temperature changes where I live and I've needed to adjust it every now and then. This guitar has been through a lot with me and I will continue to play on this guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

2x4

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

i picked up this thing and played at a local music store. it played about like a 2x4 peice of pine. i felt like it was gonna break in half and the sound was......ok i guess. seems like a good beginner guitar thoughjust, not for a seasoned musician.

 
4.0

Great guitar but..

By Sjellest

from Denmark

It's a great guitar. The middle pickups sound very bad. When you have distortion on while playing with the single coil in the middle it's sound extremely bad. The neck pickup sound alright. The last pickup sounds like a old recording from Led Zeppelin or something like that. It's pretty nice but after a few month you only use the neck pickup ... It's a very good starter guitar but if you want something better then go for a Epiphone Les Paul or Sg...

 
1.0

Dont Waste Your Money

By none-ldgRT

from Philippines

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This guitar in my opinion is not worth the money. The tuners are the worst and the trem system just adds to the guitar needing to be constantly tuned. I liked the guitar until I started having to tune it every time I played it and retune after using the whammey bar.

 
5.0

New to equipment

By Kelloggfan

from Marshall, MI

I am new to guitar equipment so I am not sure how to rate this against other equipment but I am quite satisfied with this guitar. When I received it, it came out of the box tuned! To me, that's a plus! Great starter guitar for me. The jewel blue is a nice eye cather. I play this thing non stop. I love it. Definitely worth the extra $$ if you are looking for a low cost beginner guitar that is solid and is made with quality in mind. I haven't had to tune it yet. You won't be disappointed...Ibanez makes a quality product.

 
4.0

Pretty Good

By Anonymous -JNwsy

from Undisclosed

I got this guitar from a friend of mine about a year ago and it's pretty good. However the tremolo is a nightmare, if you hit the bridge you go out of tune which is a huge problem, especially on stage, but if you tighten the springs to make it rest on the body, you will be fine. Distortion is its strong point, it's somewhat muddy, but it gets the job done. The cleans are not good, they are sterile, but for the price, it's a good guitar.

 
5.0

Best for its Class

By KeanuJenkins

from north Carolina

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This is the best guitar for the money. Mine came in Candy Apple Red finish, because I bought it a another place. It is a great guitar. I've had it for a year now and have had only minor problems. The major one is that the second and 14th frets hang over a little but, and sometimes my high E string gets hooked on the hanging off the neck fret when I do pull offs. If you buy this guitar, change the saddle or else 100 dollors worth of strings will go out the window in a couple of months. Anyway, the guitar sounds great, especially for metal and hard rock. I reccomend heightning the bridge pickup a little, do this and your guitar will sing metallica. The guitar holds its tune well for its price. BTW Harmonics really squeal on this guitar.

 
5.0

Great guitar for everyone...Love it

By Dave-sHlvf

from Edenton, NC

I got this guitar about 5 months ago and i love it. In my opinion, it is just as good as more expensive guitars. I love how it looks and it sounds GREAT! My only complaint is that the paint gets fine scratches and finger prints really easy. The Trem bar dosent get the strings out of tune as bad as some people make it sound, and it also depends on what kind of strings you use. But the guitar: one of the best i have ever played.

 
5.0

This is masochist of guitars, it enjoys the beatin

By Knucklepunch

from Menomonie, WI

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This is the guitar that I record with. I also WILL NOT go on stage without it. It's well balanced, light weight, and truly capable of nearly any tone I desire. It tunes well and holds a tune VERY WELL. This is both my first choice and my "old reliable". My second and third are modified varsions of this guitar (INF pick-ups, bridges, etc.) This is a very PLAYABLE guitar because it almost plays itself. You only need to add even the most minute amount of talent and this guitar delivers. THE MORE YOU GOT, THE MORE IT GIVES! Some guitars "fight back" when you play them, This is masochist of guitars, it enjoys the beatings.

 
5.0

jimmeru87

By jimmeru87

from Batavia, NY

A great guitar for the money. This thing just plays great! I have a Jackson, a Kramer, and an ESP and this guitar plays the best. Great for fast riffs and lead playing. I haven`t had any trouble staying in tune. Buy it!

 
5.0

Great for beginers

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had this guitar for about 2 and a half months.I got the candy apple red(wich isn't availible on this site).It is a great price for a great guitar. The pickups aren't the best so I bought dp151 paf pro pickups

 
5.0

one of the best

By Mikevmpr3

from ellendale

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Guys, first off this is well worth the buy. I used to have it at its "floating tremolo" state, but when I tried to replace the strings with 10 or 11 guage strings the bridge rose every time I tuned. Why heavy strings? Drop tunings are better, so I solved my problem by adding more tremolo springs underneath of the bridge ( a perfect solution to almost any tremolo malfunction) I ahve 4 springs and its more tighter but a perfect play. I also lower the middle pickup cuz my strings rattled on them so now pinch harmonics are a breeze. I've had no factory related problems ie: loose parts etc. This guitar is amazing for its price and I'd recomend it to anyone.

 
5.0

Amazing... Simply Amazing

By Rickster89

from Oroville, CA

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I have never played a better guitar than this. I don't know what the people writing bad reviews are doing to this beautiful guitar, it stays in tune perfectly for me, and it's got great sound quality. The guitar is blanced perfectly, you can let go of the neck, and not worry about it falling to the floor. I love being able to take my hands off the strings without worrying about feedback and other noises that I've experienced with every other guitar I've owned. The pickups put out crystal clear sound. I just love this guitar.

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