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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...Read More

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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

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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Great for the price

This is one of those guitars that has a few problems but for the price you can't complain its an excellent starting guitar. The thing I really like about it is that it dosent...Read complete review

This is one of those guitars that has a few problems but for the price you can't complain its an excellent starting guitar. The thing I really like about it is that it dosent look like a starter guitar, if it werent for the gio headstock you could mistake it for an RG. The neck is super fast(slim) so its great people starting out who arent used to big finger stretches. The pickups arent gonna sound like emgs but there are alot worse ones it excellent for the price though. The 3 pus give you some ok options for tone like the bridge is great for distortion and the single coil is great for clean stuff if you can bear with the hum. Of course it has 1 vol and 1 tone knobs so you cant individually set the pus but you not gonna find that at this price range. Now onto the cons. There is some fret buzz on the lower 3 strings around the 1st and 2nd frets. The biggest problem though is the bridge its one of the worst imitations of a floating bridge ever. The guitar dosent have a problem holding its tune as long as you dont mess with the bridge. If you use whammy bar even once the tunning is gonna drop on ya at last 1 or two steps. Thats the whole point of having a floating bridge so this guitar might as well not have one. To make it better i would recommend changing the pus and the bridge, then this will really be a grade A guitar. Until then though its an excellent starter to intermediate guitar.

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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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(1 of 1 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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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.

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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.

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5.0

Ibanez GRG170DX

By Chris-PkY4W

from Havelock, NC

A low end guitar by most standards. Nothing special. But it's solid. Doesn't sound the greatest, to the point it would be worth it to spend a relatively small chunk of change to change out the pickups. But for the price you're not going to get much more. The middle pick up drives me nuts cause I hit it with the pick all the time. But it looks good, it feels good, and plays good. Notice I said "good" as opposed to "great" or "excellent". At the end of the day I still like Ibanez guitars and probably will own a few more over my career.

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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.

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4.0

Pretty decent for the price

By G27dude

from Inverness, Florida

I've had this guitar for almost a year now. When I got it I thought it was the greatest thing ever but now that I own higher quality guitars I realize that there is better. But for this price, you probably won't find anything better. I've had some jack problems and had to re-solder the wires. I don't even use the whammy bar because I think that if you don't have a floyd they're pretty much pointless. Not to mention the bar doesn't even screw in. it just slides in and falls out easily. (I don't know if this is the case for all of them) It stays in tune pretty good and sounds good through all the amps I've played through. If you're tight on cash and need an axe fast than this is a good choice.

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5.0

Best for the price

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have 2 electric guitars at the time, this and my fender american strat. honestly this 250 guitar plays better than my 1200 fender. its blows my mind, sounds pretty good out of it. I have had some jack issues having to resolder the wires, but other than that great guitar!

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5.0

Great value

By Adam Bomb

from Indiana

I bought this guitar 5 months ago, after trading in my older electric for an acoustic and then regretting it. For the price, this is an excellent guitar. I've not had any problems with it at all. I'm not crazy about the sharktooth inlays on the neck, but that's just my opinion. Solidly built guitar for a great price.

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5.0

very good

By David-yIHfT

from vancouver WA

when i was shoping in this guitar store i was worryed that the guitar was gnna have problems none i was blown away no buzz no dead note and wammy bar is pretty fun use it alot can get out of tune but a great buy you will not regret it trust me

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5.0

Unreal Quality

By Vegnaboom

from Plainview, MN

I bought this guitar 3 maybe 3 1/2 years ago. Not one neck adjustment, no upgrades, playable right out of the box. I read about a few people having jack issues before I bought it, and re-soldered it, and dabbed super glue under the nut, and washer that holds the jack in place just to be safe. So I honestly don't know if mine was really ever going to need it.I'm sure others might disagree, but the only way I'd ever part with mine is if some one took it from me, and broke it over a rock.

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