GSA60 review by Ibanez

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 8
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (322 votes)
Ibanez: GSA60

Price paid: $ 350

Purchased from: Vedvik pianocenter

Sound — 8
This is mainly a newbeginner guitar, and its a wery good one. Easily played, good sound and it isn't heavy. It was the second guitar I bought (had a Les Paul replica before that. It sucked) and I still have it. The sound varies from warm and fat, to bright and sharp. This guitar's sound is perfect for metall. The humbucker have a bright and fat sound, and with the right amp it can kick ass! It isn't very noisy. You might hear some distant buzzing if you sit next to a computer.

Overall Impression — 8
If you ar a newbeginner, low on money and need a great variety of tones, this is the guitar for you my friend. The only flaw is that the tremolo arm is coming near one of the knobs. But it is still a very good guitar. In case you are wondering about the stiff price, there is no such thing as a cheap guitar up her in Norway.

Reliability & Durability — 8
You probably will have to smash it in the fllor to destroy it. It is very solid and very strongly made.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The quality of the GSA60 varies, and you should check before you buy it. Some people end up with a completely s--ty guitar (knobs that easily goes off, tremolo that is shity etc) but mine is very nice peace of work. The tremolo is working perfect. I have changed strings to Ernie Ball Power slinky and have equipped the guitar with an xtra spring (the strings are from 11 to 48) because the strings coming equipped with the guitar is completly garbage. It's overall easy to play. Sometimes something makes a weird sound that I don't know were came from.

Features — 8
The guitar is made in Indonesia, the body is made of agathis and the neck have 22 frets. I would prefer 24. It has three pickups, a singelcoil in the neck, another one in the middle and a humbucker in the bridge position (H-S-S). It has a 5-way Switch. The neck is made of rosewood. It has one knob for volume and one for tone. Easy to control.

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