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Based on 7 Reviews and 20 Ratings
The Ibanez GAX70 was my first guitar that I could buy, and it was a pleasure to support my learning on it. I think it is an instrument that allows the configuration of a "low action", have a very nice comfortable neck, and, its tone is versatile. I sold it because in those days I didn't really know what I needed and wanted for get in the music style that i like. However, compared to many other guitars (low-range price and thas include some mid-range price to) even after twenty years, i can say the Ibanez GAX70 its a good guitar to get start.
A great guitar for the studio!
Very versatile and forgiving. It has the most thin neck I've ever found and a transparent sound. You get the widest range/variation of feel/tones when going from bridge to middle to neck positions. Use the tone controls as well. You'll be amazed. Every time I demo equipment I use this guitar because I know what I can expect, given its wide spectrum. Great for most genres.
Best Starter/Intermediate Guitar
I got this guitar for cheap while I was in college because I only brought an acoustic with me, and I was missing playing electric. I didn't have much money, but I found this one at a local guitar store, and bought it right away. Compared to my other cheap guitars, this one was the best playing. The neck is nice and thin, which is what you expect out of Ibanez, and I loved that it had the two tones, two volumes and three-way switch. I liked all of the pickup combos.
Sure there are some flaws, which is why I'm not giving it 5 stars. Some of the parts were obviously done cheaply. The output jack wasn't great, one of the strap buttons got loose pretty much right away and always felt like it might pull out at any time. It also wasn't the best sounding clean guitar. But to rock out, this guitar did the job.
If you're able to snag one of these as your first guitar, you can't do much better than this one.
From Gear Setup:
Great Entry Level Guitar
I still use this from time to time, and live, I tend to use it for drop tunings and as a backup. It works fine, though running it through a solid state amp in the neck or middle position will make it sound very unorganic, so I advise that this be paired with a tube amp (kinda goes against my "entry level" point from earlier). But I digress. This was my first electric guitar, and it was a great one. I took this thing to battle of the bands at age 12, and still played it at gigs come age 15. The humbuckers can still make it useful for recording when you are primarily a single coil guitar user as I am, if you want to add a double over a section to thicken the tone.
Even though mine only has two nobs still great tone. I feel it goes great with 10 strings and peavy viper amp. This was my first guitar I bought used I quickly named it “Bastard” because not even the guys who sold it to me knew where it came from.