GRX20 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 2
  • Overall Impression: 1
  • Reliability & Durability: 2
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 1
  • Features: 3
  • Reviewer's score: 1.8 Junky
  • Users' score: 8.1 (267 votes)
Ibanez: GRX20

Price paid: $ 230

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 2
This is a budget metal guitar, and budget usually means horrible. This is no exception, I have a Line 6 Spider III which I almost never use anymore because I have a Bogner Alchemist, Much better amp. I Play Metal, And Jazz for school, Its a great guitar to solo on, because of the neck, but thats the only nice metal/jazz perk. The Pickups sound very muddy, and its a pretty empty and lacking sound compared to my Gibson Les Paul. Oh yeah and this thing also gets out tune every 5 seconds, unless you get some nice strings and a nice nut

Overall Impression — 1
Bottom Line: Dont get this guitar, its done more bad than good.

Reliability & Durability — 2
The Hardware will Definatly not last, This thing might last a concert or gig without a backup if I'm lucky, I probably would, The biggest problem is it would probably fall off the strap and the neck would break off (this has has happened several times, Thank god its bolt on)

Action, Fit & Finish — 1
This Guitar was poorly Set up, 2 Weeks In my Neck Pickup Fell in Itself, The Frets are all over the place aswell, and my nut broke after about 2 years, The little things that held the upper strings to the end of the headstock have rusted, and there is a gap between the body and the neck that at times I can make my Neck Budge, it is at least 1.14MM because I fit My 1.14 MM pick in it... This is the worst Aspect of the Guitar

Features — 3
This is a horrible guitar... Dont Buy it, There are so many other entry level guitars for all Genres. Mine is a Lefty so its another 100 dollars, and im Pretty sure its either Mexican or Japanese. It has a pretty nice neck, its a shame though that it is a basswood body, because That gives a horrible tone. It has a Strat Style Bridge Made by Ibanez, and it was supposed to, but didn't come with a Tremolo Arm. There are also 2 humbucking pickups

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    Have this guitar for 2 month, and yes it get detuned really often , if you bend or tremolo a lot, its a decent guitar for beginner like me , its my first guitar,had the choice between the grx20 or the mh-50 of esp, choose the ibanez since it was 70$ cheaper
    This guitar is great. but the input jack is loose and i dont care all too much for da pick ups.
    @sewoo55 that esp has no termolo...and the tuning problems on this ibanez are solved by just building in a locking nut...
    Hi all... I felt in love with this guitar... But i've read that this guitar get out of tune.... How can i prevent this...or is it a better solution to buy a strat bullet