Ibanez IJX121 Metal Jumpstart Electric Guitar Package

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The Ibanez IJX121 is a great way to get started shredding. The IJX121 pack includes everything you'll need to learn metal guitar (chops not included.)

You've got everything you need: axe, amp, cord, and more. Don't confuse Jumpstart packages with other value packs that contain bottom shelf generic grade equipment. Jumpstart has name brand, good stuff that you can still use when you get good yourself.

The Ibanez IJX121 Jumpstart Metal package has attitude to spare, with sleek black aesthetics and a body style reminiscent of Ibanez's super fast-playing RG series of guitars. This Jumpstart package is ideal for anybody looking to learn to play metal or heavier music.


- GRG neck
- Maple neck material
- Basswood body
- 24/jumbo frets
- Rosewood finger board
- Standard bridge
- STD C (H) neck PU
- STD C (H) bridge PU
- Pearl dot Inlay

Basswood Body
Basswood is a comparatively lightweight wood, which makes it very comfortable for extended playing. With a good balance of highs and lows, Basswood is right in between Alder and Mahogany in sound character.

24/Jumbo Frets
Jumbo frets offer easy playing for leads and chording.

Rosewood Finger Board
Rosewood offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-669-8262
Web: https://www.ibanez.com/usa/support/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (57 ratings)
Submitted March 2, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com

"Better than expected for a beginner."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I played an Ibanez that school got a friend for band and I'm afraid to say this guitar has better action, without being tweaked. Its possible that the other guitar could have better action if the intonation and whatnot were adjusted. Overall i'm really happy with this guitar and suggest getting this if you're interested in it.
The sound is pretty good, the gain on the amp is ok and it howels when turned all the way up, but it is great for a beginner!!!!!
It comes with some good stuff, a variety of pics, strap, gig bag, tuner, cable etc. Most of the stuff is pretty good but I suggest getting a better tuner and a higher quality cable. The action is pretty good on this guitar, much better than I had expected. I had one note buzz on me (around 14 or so) but that was because the frets were not in all the way. with a few adjustments this can become a great guitar.
Ease of Use
This is really easy to use, just plug in the guitar and you're off.
This is a pretty good guitar. Its not likely to fall apart anytime soon. Check to make sure everything is in place and again make adjustments as needed. I noticed that after about 6 months of use the jack on the guitar was comming loose but a wrench fixed that.
It is more expensive than other starter packs, but it is well worth is.
The Wow Factor
It is sleek, black and has a nice sharp body (like the pics). Its a cool looking guitar (other than the "Gio" on the headstock)

Musical Background:

active musician/hobbyist

Musical Style:

Rock, metal, blues, jazz, classical (playing classical music, not classical guitar)
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