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Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar Jewel Blue

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Ibanez builds guitars for all levels of players—from beginners to the most demanding masters of the instrument. Regardless of price, Ibanez always strives to offer the absolute best sound, style, and playability in its class. It’s this mindset that has earned the Gio its place as the one of the most popular start-up guitars of all time, responsible...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Ibanez builds guitars for all levels of players—from beginners to the most demanding masters of the instrument. Regardless of price, Ibanez always strives to offer the absolute best sound, style, and playability in its class. It’s this mindset that has earned the Gio its place as the one of the most popular start-up guitars of all time, responsible for launching numerous musical careers around the world.

The GRGR120EX features Poplar body with binding. A Maple neck combined with a rosewood fretboard, reversed headstock, sharktooth inlay and Jumbo frets allows aggressive power chording and smooth, fast playing. Electronics include two Infinity R pickups with a 3-way selector switch for a variety of tonal options, right at your fingertips. Case sold separately.

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  • GRGR Maple neck
  • Poplar body
  • Rosewood fretboard w/ Sharktooth inlay 
  • Jumbo frets
  • Standard tremolo bridge
  • Infinity R (H) neck pickup
  • Infinity R (H) bridge pickup
  • Black Hardware
  • Case sold separately
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IbanezGIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Phenomenal for the price

If youre considering grabbing this guitar, go ahead and do yourself the favor! Glad I picked this over the grg120bdx. The reverse headstock and inlays were just too cool. This guitar will serve...Read complete review

If youre considering grabbing this guitar, go ahead and do yourself the favor! Glad I picked this over the grg120bdx. The reverse headstock and inlays were just too cool. This guitar will serve new and experienced players alike, and is easily up to the standards of $400/500 instruments. Dont let the price fool you, It really doesnt get any better than this. made well and plays great. I dont know why there are no reviews of this beauty. Cannot think of any flaws, and pictures seriously dont do this guitar justice. Get it in white :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not so good

Got this for regular practice and jamming, since this is a budget guitar. But the pickup is not so good. The bass knob is particularly very bad and this could be infact defect...Read complete review

Got this for regular practice and jamming, since this is a budget guitar. But the pickup is not so good. The bass knob is particularly very bad and this could be infact defect in my guitar. Bass pickup does not work until you turn it till certain point. And not able to control volume correctly. Thought of returning back but never really got chance to do that.

Point is not very happy with the purchase.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Phenomenal for the price

By Jeff

from Rch cucamonga

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable neck
  • Low action
  • Playability
  • Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gigs
    • Jamming
    • Practice

    Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

    If youre considering grabbing this guitar, go ahead and do yourself the favor! Glad I picked this over the grg120bdx. The reverse headstock and inlays were just too cool. This guitar will serve new and experienced players alike, and is easily up to the standards of $400/500 instruments. Dont let the price fool you, It really doesnt get any better than this. made well and plays great. I dont know why there are no reviews of this beauty. Cannot think of any flaws, and pictures seriously dont do this guitar justice. Get it in white :)

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I did a bd thing...

    By John

    from Louisiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

      I originally picked this up as a present for my nephew for his birthday. He's got a really awful Squire and I wanted to upgrade him. I knew it sounded good at the store, but when I got it home it floored me. I loved it's raw and aggressive sound through my Bugera V22 Infin. It kicked my MIM strat's butt. Not great clean-wize against the strat, but feed it a little distortion or overdrive and boom - tone city. My MIM ran for cover.

      So the bad thing I did...I kept the guitar for myself. I know, I know, I'm an awful uncle. But I'm going to go out and get him another one on time for his BD. He just can't have this one. It's mine.

      The fit and finish are crazy at this price. Right, the parts are cheap. But they're good enough cheap. I've got no problems. The neck is straight and comfortable, the radius is highly playable whatever it is.

      The trem is the classic strat type, 6 screws for pivots, but with the fat modern type intonators. You can't go off on it without getting out of tune of course, but you can warble it all day long for a sweet detune. Another thing about the trem, they got it figured out how long to make the height adjustment screws so you don't get the palm of your hand shredded. Wish my MIM had that feature.

      I feel a kind of weird pleasure/distaste with this guitar. It feels good to have snagged this gem so cheap, but it's kind of disappointing knowing my more expensive guitars don't bury it.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NICE

      By nick

      from Houston

      Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

      picked this up cuz i liked the way it looked, man it sounds even better!. feels great and has a rich tone.
      love it and recommend it for casual players

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Kaleb

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

        Very fun guitar to play, and look at. It sounds great too, and definitely feels good. =D

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Super bargain.

        By Israel

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

        Bought it for my son, this is a bargain, the set up is right in, no adjustments were necessary. Plays great.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By Pikldguitarplayer

        from Olathe, KS

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

          Fairly green when it comes to critiquing a guitar, but as a beginning player this guitar blows my Peavy Raptor out of the water. I've wanted a guitar that would make me want to practice more and I have definitely found it! I've always been a fan of Ibanez guitars based on looks and feel, this guitar is no exception in my opinion. Great buy for the money, can't wait to throw some higher end pickups on it.

           
          5.0

          Ibanez does it again.

          By Bass55man

          from Hutchinson, Kansas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

            Another Ibanez "quality for the money" deal.

             
            5.0

            Nice guitar for the money.

            By Andy

            from Harlan. Iowa

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Pick Up
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

              Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

              Great guitar!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Not so good

              By Sagar

              from Farmington Hills , MI

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                • Flat Sound
                • Fret Buzz
                • Poor Pick Up

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                Got this for regular practice and jamming, since this is a budget guitar. But the pickup is not so good. The bass knob is particularly very bad and this could be infact defect in my guitar. Bass pickup does not work until you turn it till certain point. And not able to control volume correctly. Thought of returning back but never really got chance to do that.

                Point is not very happy with the purchase.

                 
                4.0

                I'm sorry I didn't buy this Ibanez guitar earlier !!!

                By L. Ketcher

                from Los Banos , Ca

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                  Practice guitar around the house and garage,

                   
                  5.0

                  really good quality

                  By sebas

                  from Tampa, florida

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                    I use this product as my main guitar for a worship team and it's very light-weight the neck is great for playing bar chords or moving quickly on the guitar and sounds really good when plugged in.

                     
                    5.0

                    As soon as I picked it up...

                    By DJT

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Feels like a expensive guitar at a low price
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                      I've been searching for a electric guitar for a long time that just feels "right" as soon as I pick it up. This Ibanez Gio is definitely the one. The neck shape and feel just works great for me. (i have thick fingers) I'm not interested in playing metal or shredding, I just want to play clean and to me this guitar sounds very good. The pickups for me are fine & I feel that it is a very versatile sounding guitar. The price is amazing, fit and finish is nice. Feels and looks like a mass produced guitar made by a company that really got their production methods down to a science. The white color with the black lettering and trim make this guitar look like it costs hundreds of dollars more, Its a sharp color combination. Buy this guitar if your starting out and take care of it and you'll have a great instrument to start you on your journey. Thank you Ibanez and thanks Guitar Center.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great guitar, it's really good for the price

                      By Guitarjammer

                      from Kansas

                      About Me Novice

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • School Bands

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        Really nice guitar, love the 24 frets and fretboard is really nice, bought it to play in a talent show and it rocked, love this guitar

                         
                        5.0

                        Great sound

                        By JUAN

                        from undisclosed

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        Great sound

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        nice guitar if it worked

                        By chris

                        from undisclosed

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        non working pickups

                         
                        5.0

                        Buy one! Or 2

                        By Dennis

                        from undisclosed

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        Nice color and easy to play. Does not sound like a cheap guitar. I added a few things and it sounds like 1k guitar!

                         
                        4.0

                        Just bought it.

                        By First time buyer

                        from Rockford Illinois

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                        • Fret Buzz

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        Just enjoying music & creativity.

                         
                        4.0

                        Nice

                        By Mr. Business Cat

                        from Lewisville TX

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel

                        Cons

                        • Flat Sound

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        This guitar is not meant to be played on a clean channel. The sound is horrible, bland, not at all something you should buy this guitar for. But, put it on distortion and it's a complete 180 from bad to good. I'd put this sound with my LTD that has EMG pickups installed, in your face metal. It feels great and looks awesome with the blue paint job. Even the fret inlays look awesome. Even the stock tuners hold the drop tunings well. If you're looking for a great band practice/beat em up guitar this is it right here.

                         
                        5.0

                        I would recommend this guitar.

                        By Allen

                        from undisclosed

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                        Instructor was impressed with feel and sound.

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful guitar, great sound

                        By Delemie

                        from Reno, nv

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Rock Concerts

                          Comments about Ibanez GIO series GRGR120EX Electric Guitar:

                          Love aging the guitar, with my band

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