Ibanez GRG250DX Electric Guitar - Black FlatStock code: 67064
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- Basswood body with black finish
- Maple neck with fast-playing GRG profile
- 24-fret rosewood fingerboard
- Red Sharktooth fingerboard inlays
- Red pickguard to match inlays
- Standard DL tremolo system
The Ibanez GRG250DX electric guitar is a double-cutaway super strat-style beauty that has been designed to make Ibanez quality available to more guitarists. Built with speed and precision at its core, this is a dream model for anyone who is seeking to take their playing to the next level, and need a guitar that will help them achieve that goal.
The body is built using basswood, which offers a very lightweight playing-feel. The design team at Ibanez have carefully shaped the body to ensure it rests snugly during performances so that it hangs perfectly, enabling you to play unimpeded and at lightning speed. Though it may be slender and light, the solid basswood produces a fat, well-balanced tonality. Thanks to its muscular midrange, with a hint of softness and breathiness, the body yields superb dynamics, with articulation that is fizzing with energy.
Ibanez are highly regarded for their neck designs, which are super-thin, super-strong, and play like a dream. The GRG250DX has a GRG maple neck, designed to facilitate playing at blistering speed, rewarding accuracy and precision whilst kindly forgiving players who are building up their chops. Married to the neck is a bound rosewood fingerboard, home to 24 jumbo-frets for a two-octave range, and adorned with red Sharktooth fingerboard inlays.
The Ibanez GRG250DX is armed with a healthy electronics setup, with Infinity pickups carrying out the task of providing a huge dynamic range that is bursting at the seams with tonal versatility. The neck pickup produces a fat sound that is great for chords and rhythm playing, whilst the bridge pickup is bristling with high-end energy, which makes it great for strict shred and pinch harmonics. The middle pickup offers a generous representation of the basswood/maple/rosewood combination, and thanks to the 5-way pickup selector switch, you can blend together the neck and middle, and bridge and middle pickups with ease, or isolate each pickup. The master volume and master tone switches keep tonal control nice and simple, allowing you to free your mind to get on with playing.
Ibanez trem systems are some of the best in the world. The GRG250DX comes with a standard DL tremolo bridge, which makes tuning nice and simple. Diving and wailing is a joy with this trem, and the connection between strings and body means that sustain is maintained exquisitely. The Ibanez tuning machines respond smoothly whilst the clamps at the nut keep strings fixed securely.
The Ibanez GRG250DX electric guitar is a superb model for guitarists who may be on a budget, but don't want to sacrifice on build-quality, playability, or tonal versatility. At this price tag, the GRG250DX leaves more expensive models in the dust. It's true that this is a shred-machine, with over three decades of Ibanez wizardry going into the creation of this gorgeous model. However, non-metallers should not be dissuaded from giving this model a chance as its playability, versatility, and reliability should put if at the top of any self-respecting guitarist's wish list.
|Model||GRG250DX Electric Guitar|
|No. of Frets||24|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Standard DL bridge|
|Pickups||Neck: PSND1 Middle: PSNDS Bridge: PSND2|
|Controls||Master Volume Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching||5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Middle and Bridge Pickups Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickups Position 5. Neck Pickup|