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For the earlier version, see GAX30 (2003–2017).
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The GAX30 is an AX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2018. It is a continuation of the model in production since 2003, but with several important changes. It is made in China as part of the entry-level GIO line.

The GAX30 features a poplar body bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret treated New Zealand pine fingerboard with white acrylic block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Infinity R humbucking pickups and a Full Tune III Tune-O-Matic style bridge and tailpiece and a small black pickguard.

For 2019 the poplar body was switched to basswood and the treated New Zealand pine fretboard was swapped for jatoba. For 2020 the bridge was changed to the new Gibraltar Performer.

The earlier GAX30 had an integrated bridge, white dot fretboard inlays, a slightly different pickguard shape and a lever-style pickup selector.

Specifications

Specifications for GAX30
Model name: GAX30 (2018–2021)
Year(s) produced: 2018–2021
Sold in: Asia & Africa / Europe / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black Night (BKN) 2018–2019 / Mustard (MST) 2018 / Transparent Cherry (TCR)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Poplar
2019–2021: Basswood
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2018–2019: Full Tune III fixed
2020–2021: Gibraltar Performer fixe (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Full Tune III
Pickguard:
Black
Knob style:
Speed (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GAX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2018: Treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
2019–2021: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White acrylic block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted w/ oval plate)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2018 GAX30 BKN 4H 01.png
Black
2018 GAX30 MST 4H 01.png
Mustard
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching
Controls VT3.png
Control layout
2021 GAX30 TCR 5A 02 back.jpg
Rear of body

Sources