Ibanez GRGR221PA Gio Electric Guitar
Shred with the best on the Ibanez GRGR221PA Gio -- complete with a stunning aqua burst finish and the playability of Ibanez's higher end offerings!
Overall User Ratings (based on 2 ratings)
Submitted March 5, 2022 by a customer from gmail.com
This is a great looking axe. It sounds ok. The pickups are terrible(ibz-6) Ibanez for the most part always packs bad pickups in their guitars. Even the high end ones. I will be replacing them with duncans or dimarzios. The neck is a bit thick for and ibanez if youre used to playing ibanez. i bought a grx20z a few years back to take out and throw around as a beater, It was only 149 at the time and the pickups (ibz/infinity) are much better. Thinner neck. By the time you throw better pickups in this youll have close to 400 into it. just an opinion
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Submitted December 7, 2022 by Devin D in Omaha, NE
"A nice player or mod platform"
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I bought this as the finish was striking. I had to see how well a guitar at this price point would perform. It arrived safely and everything was in working order. It required very little setup out of the box, I really only set intonation as the neck relief and action were completely fine for how I like a guitar to play. It is a great looking guitar, no doubt about that, but I must also say the neck feels great on it. If you want the super thin wizard neck, this isn't it, but it's a very comfortable player, similar to the feel of a slim taper. It's certainly not a thick neck. The frets feel ok, they could use a polish but they were not bad at all. I actually don't have any dead notes on it, which surprised me. The ends are dressed nicely and nothing feels sharp. I prefer fixed bridges so I was glad to see this for a really low price. It doesn't feel cheap at all, the neck and board are fast and playable. It is a really flat radius board, but that's Ibanez. I strung it up with 10-46 DR Veritas strings and it plays quite well. I did do an initial conditioning of the board as I often do on new guitars. The pickups in this aren't going to impress a lot of people, but they work and are usable for as long as you want to. I will likely swap them out in time, but I'm having fun with it as is for now. The switching works well, the tuners work well. The tuners are smooth and held pitch after a couple hours of playing. They can be upgraded but it's not an urgent issue. What I wanted was a fun, reverse headstock RG guitar and this does that quite well. I can say I have no reservations about saying give it a try.
Lifelong player in several bands
Rock, country, jazz, blues, some metal, classical
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