GART30 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 4
  • Overall Impression: 4
  • Reliability & Durability: 3
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 6
  • Features: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 4.6 Poor
  • Users' score: 5.5 (19 votes)
Ibanez: GART30

Sound — 4
I mostly play blues, classic rock, and this guitar, has the worst sound for any type of music, it has one sound, and it won't change, even if you got a pedal or the most expensive amp with tubes... And it has a hum and noise very annoying, I use Laney LX20R, and a DigiTech multieffects pedal, this guitar can't suit any type of music it sounds cheap, even in clean sound.

Overall Impression — 4
This guitar is no match for any type of music, I have been playing for years, and I didn't buy this guitar, it was a gift for my birthday. If it were stolen I will thank god (but I am sure no one will take that piece of wood).

Reliability & Durability — 3
This guitar can't even stand live at home, what about live playing at stage, it will be a complete fail. The hardware wont last a year maximum, the strap buttons fell already, also the output jack, the cable keep falling, and if you move it it will make a noisy buzz sound, I will never use it in gig.

Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The pickups weren't adjusted, but the action wasn't that bad. But the output jack is poorly made.

Features — 6
It was made in China, in 2009. It has 22 medium frets, with rosewood fingerboard, with basswood body and maple neck. It's similar to a Les Paul style, but not as heavy as a Les Paul. It has 2 controls (volume and tone) and 3 way selector. It has to humbuckers, the worst humbuckers ever.

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    I got my first GART50 for cheap money. I loved the feel and fit of it but the hardware sucked. from the powersound pickups the the cheezy bridge. the first thing i did was strip all the hardware and replace them with better quality parts. i used mostly used Rg series stuff with a older set of V7/v8 pickups which i have swapped the magnets. for a budget guitar, this thing is great, now that it's been upgraded.