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 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)