Price paid: $ 350
Purchased from: My friend bought it in US
Sound — 10
This guitar is perfect for me, I play hard rock, heavy metal, nu metal and all kind of rock that there is. I have a 15 watt marshal amp and a metal muff distortion pedal, Vox wah pedal. The guitar sound really bright undistorted and sound even better with distortion. It produces a rich, thick sound very cool and satisfying. The guitar plays good distorted, undistorted and with the wah pedal makes a really cool sounds that are har to describe. I play this guitar 6-8 hours a day and sounds great.
Overall Impression — 10
I play as I said, Heavy metal such as Iron Maiden, nu metal such as System Of A Down and on and on and the guitar fits my playing style. I been playing for 2 years by the time I wrote this review. If this guitar were stolen I will get the same guitar. I love the whole guitar you know it a good instrument when it comes to sound and reliability. M favorite feature is that it is a lightweight guitar, try a Gibson or a Fender and the are way to heavy. I chose third guitar over a Epiphone SG because I love Ibanez, and the output jack is on the side of the guitar and not in the front of it. I wish it had a bridge capable of wahmy madness, but overall the guitar is a really good instrument and one that you can really can count on.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Will this guitar withstand live playing? Hell yeah its a really good beginner-intermediate guitar.the hardware seems like it will last for ever. The straps buttons are solid and withstand wild movements. Can I depend on It? Of course. I would use it in a gig without backup. The finish will last because when I play I tend to touch the finish with the pick and it hasn't wore off.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was and is in perfect condition not one single flaw. Is really great to play. The pickups were perfect, nothing loose. The bridge was properly adjusted. When I took it out of the box it was perfect man perfect! In the whole meaning of the word. The guitar dint have rust or nothing, Perfect.
Features — 9
My Ibanez GRX40 was made in Japan, 2007. It has 22 medium frets in a smooth sweet GRX neck with bolt on neck. It has an agathic body and rosewood fretboard. it has what I believe that is a solid top in a black satin finish with a white pickguard. It is Strat like body with a Standard tremolo bridge. All in chrome hardware. It has one volume knob and one tone knob and a five way selector. It has in pickup in the neck another one in the center and a uncovered hambucker in the bridge position. The tuners I don't really know if the are lockin or non locking. It is a very comfortable guitar and a good thing is ti weight almost none. One thing is that the guitar got out of tune real quick but I found a method on how to put he string correctly and it worked.