GRGM21 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 7
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 7.6 Good
  • Users' score: 7.3 (26 votes)
Ibanez: GRGM21

Price paid: $ 130

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 8
I play a little bit of everything but mostly Metal. I've used various amps from 15 to 120 watts and it sounds good on pretty much any amp with pretty much any effects but, of course, the better the amp the better the sound. It can make any sound you can. Except it goes out of tune a lot, so if you plan on doing some longer gigs then get some better tuners.

Overall Impression — 8
I've played a lot of guitars with many setups and compared to other guitars this is probably one of the best guitars for under $200. Great for begginers or any Who just wants an extra cheap guitar. you'll love how light it is. The worst thing about it is the tuners but unless you play for hours on end without changing tuning then it's not a major prob. If you need a good cheap guitar then this one is for you. Would I buy it if it was stolen? Yes, only if I didn't have over $200. Not a bad guitar. Just replace the strings and if you feel like it replace the tuners and your good to go.

Reliability & Durability — 7
I've sone some brutal shit with this guitar and it's pretty strong for a small guy. Not gonna break this on some simply accident. The strap buttons are perfect, nice and strong and a good fit to any strap. I wouldn't take this giggin unless it was fully upgraded first.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The action was perfect and set to go as soon as I took it out the box. Everything is in proportion and sits fine. The action is great, not to close or far. The finish is nice and sleek, won't be peeling off or nothing. Except you will want to buy some strings, the ones that come with it arnt that great.

Features — 7
Not a bad guitar. Good for starters to just under expert. 24 frets. Like 5 diff colors. Three way pickup selector with volume and tone knobs. Solid top. 22.2" maple neck. Medium sized frets. Basswood body. Powersound pickups, high output with enhanced harmonics and no muddiness.

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    d pooter
    this is a very comfortable guitar.very good.but the tuners are pretty bad.overall a pretty good guitar for beginners