The Ibanez GSA60 is a double cutaway electric guitar with a three pick-up (1x Humbucker and 2x Single Coils) configuration, slim contoured body and SAT-Pro tremolo system.
The Ibanez GSA60 was created with serious versatility in mind. It is a top choice when you need a one-stop solution for playing many genres of music, catering for a wide range of tones and playing styles. The three pick up True Duo system employed on these guitars is capable of sounding big and overdriven, for the ever-growing number of rock guitarists thanks to the PSND2 humbucker in the bridge position, as well as sounding skinny and choppy for funk players thanks to the True Duo switch system. The GSA60 is also suited to blues payers with the big and punchy neck position pick up.
Like all Ibanez guitars, the neck profile on this guitar is quick and comfortable thanks to the wide fingerboard and medium frets. The pick-up selector system, pictured below, is an ingenious selection system that creates different combinations of pick-ups to give you greater expression and, once you've used the system, you wont believe that you managed without it before. The coolest thing about this guitar is the feel of the body; the contours around the edge of the body are so cool that when you first pick up the guitar you will instantly feel comfortable and relaxed; this is a great guitar at this price.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model GSA60-BKS Electric Guitar Body Material Agathis Neck Material 1-piece Maple Neck Profile GSA Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HSS Bridge Tremolo No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays White Dot Active/Passive Passive Bridge SAT 10 Pickups Neck/Middle: PSNDS (S) Bridge: PSND2 (H) Controls Master Volume Master Tone Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Centre Pickups Position 3. Centre Pickup Position 4. Neck and Centre Pickups Position 5. Neck Pickup Finish Black Knight
- Customer Reviews
This was my second guitar and I would say it's great for beginners that are getting the hang of it. A definite must-buy.
- Good beginner guitar
The pickups aren't too noisy which is a big plus, a lot of low-end guitars have incredibly noisy pickups when you're not playing so you could consider taking this guitar on stage for a few early gigs.
My one problem with it is the tremolo arm. For starters it can really knock the guitar out of tune if used more than a tiny bit. I also don't think it should be a feature on a beginners guitar as although fine for things like strumming, if you're trying to learn how to do things which require a rooted hand position, you find yourself inadvertently putting pressure on the tremolo arm and therefore putting it into effect where it is not needed or wanted.
I would say this guitar was made for playing Hard Rock and Metal as that is where it holds up best; getting some nice tones out of a distorted amplifier.
If you to play Hard Rock or Metal and are looking for a first guitar, I would look at purchasing an Ibanez but perhaps not one with a Tremolo arm, if its more Indie Rock you're going for, a fender would be a much better bet!
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