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Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar

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The Ibanez GRG7221 is purpose-built for high-speed, low-drag shredding - in all its 7-string glory. It all starts with the RG body style, which is primed for players with attitude. The GRG7221 gives you an amazingly fast maple neck and a resonant, well-balanced poplar body. You'll love how this guitar feels as soon as you pick it up. Turn up the he...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Ibanez GRG7221 is purpose-built for high-speed, low-drag shredding - in all its 7-string glory. It all starts with the RG body style, which is primed for players with attitude. The GRG7221 gives you an amazingly fast maple neck and a resonant, well-balanced poplar body. You'll love how this guitar feels as soon as you pick it up. Turn up the heat with this guitar's outstanding dual hot humbucking pickups. Get your hands on this magnificent Ibanez and prepare to shred.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Poplar
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Shape: GRG
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Gloss polyurethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 15.75"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.89" (48mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: PSND-7
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: PSND-7
  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Ibanez 7-saddle
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Black chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 7-string
  • Special features: Price
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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IbanezGRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good guitar to mod.

By braden

from nc

Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

I currently own 2 of these guitars. one black and one white. and had them for about a year. I use a randall satan head and randall thrasher 4x12 cab. when I first purchased this guitar I thought it was going to be some cheap gio like the rest of them but I was really shocked how nice it played. the action was smooth and low out of the box, frets were perfectly leveled, intonation was good and finish was thicker than concrete. its amazing if you play metal or some funky blues style stuff. id recommend this to all levels of players. the only thing that wasn't up to par was the pickups and electronics. they sounded like pure hot garbage. even if they were played through my stack. id recommend some Seymour duncans, emgs, or bareknuckle pickups. I also recommend getting the black one cause the white one gets seriously dirty after playing a show outdoors or just jamming in the house. 4 stars cause of the electronics. (maybe my stock set sucked in the white one, so just try them out. everyones preference is different.)

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar but needs setup

By yass

from Waynesboro pa

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

This is a very nice guitar i don't need to change the pick ups it goes very well with my death metal genre it does need set up right out of the box is had to adjust the height on the strings but other than that this guitar is solid it's very nice for the price

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Overall great guitar

By Sean

from Miami, Fl

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Nice Sized Frets
  • Nice weight
  • Smooth Flat Neck
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

This is a pretty good guitar. I usually play bass but wanted to pick up the guitar. I wanted to learn on a 7 string and get a guitar with a good tone and feel without breaking the bank. Overall I am really impressed with the tone, feel, and price of this guitar. Ibanez sure knows how to make one hell of a guitar.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

pretty nice for the price

By OHzytoh

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

    its really good for the price. good tone and good feel for shredding and heavy playing also sounds awesome down tuned. very impressed a real good 7 string for players whowant to change from 6 to 7 strings

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good buy

    By John

    from Elk Grove, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Chip on Headstock
    • Poor Strings

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Works really well for Drop A tuning. Intonation was set up very well. Great for recording.

    (2 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    7 String

    By Ernie

    from Waterbury Ct

    Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

    Great Guitar. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys playing.

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Rabbot ears Music

    from Sayre, Pa

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing for 30 years, and I have more expensive guitars at home. I bought this guitar as a "cheapie" to keep in my office at work to practice on lunch breaks. This is a great value for the price! If I was a beginner, it would qualify as a "dream guitar". Overall I'm very happy. A lot of "bang for the buck".

    PROS:

    - All the electronics work. (Some Gio family reviews reported issues, but mine was fine)
    - Smooth neck finish, not high gloss.
    - Thin neck depth-wise. Not as thin as a "real" RG, but plenty comfortable for speed.
    - Nut is smooth and low to the fret board.
    - Truss rod cover is a rotating plate, so the whole thing doesn't need to come off for adjustment.
    - Pickups have plenty of gain.
    - Easy to adjust the action.
    - Decent factory setup (not low enough action for solo "shredding", IMHO)
    - Little fret buzz, even once I dropped the action ridiculously low. Only needed to file the 16th fret under the 1st string.

    CONS:

    - Fret board treatment is not fantastic. String bends have a grinding feel. Changing out the factory strings didn't help.
    - Some frets are not trimmed back as far as they could be, but close enough that I'm not willing pay $$$ to have a luthier do any work to it
    - Fret board is wide across the string compared to a "real" RG.
    - Neck was not mounted properly or is unevenly cut. See attached picture. Slightly lopsided, but it still plays OK and intonation is fine.
    - Basic QC issues: loose strap screw, loose pickup selector switch, plastic sleeves on the back where the strings thread through are not glued in, so they fall out very easily when changing strings.
    - Holes for the strings on the back were not drilled in a straight line. This may be deliberate as it is the 6th and 7th strings that are set farther from the neck (maybe for better intonation or something).
    - The finish is a little weird. It's more sticky than normal high gloss finishes.
    - Pickup sound isn't the greatest, but throw some EQ on to scoop out the mids and it's just fine

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By AJ Jamms

    from wpb, FL.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

      easy and fast fret action,smooth feel on back of neck, nice hardware nothing cheap, 7th string is great for thumping and power cording. can't wait for my next Ibanez to come in.

       
      5.0

      7 Stringer

      By Pamela

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

      My grandson was very pleased with his gift.

      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect

      By Bradley

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

      Came ahead of time and great quality product. I'll buy more guitar center Dean guitars definitely

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I recommend this guitar to everyone who loves shredding!!!!!

      By Wild Bill

      from Springfield MO

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez GRG7221 7-string Electric Guitar:

        this guitar is amazing, i recommend ot to everyone who loves to shred

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