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For the redesigned model from 2018, see GAX30.
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The GAX30 is an AX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2004. It is part of the entry-level GIO line.

The GAX30 features a simple hard-tail bridge set up and Ibanez pickups.

The GAX30 was produced in both China and Indonesia from its introduction in 2004 through 2008. There were some differences between the models produced in the two factories during this time — one used a basswood body while the other factory used agathis and different pickups were used. Production ceased in China in 2008 and continued only in Indonesia. Some specs, particularly the particular wood species and pickups used, continued to vary depending on market throughout the model run.

In 2008, the guitar was visually updated with chrome knobs instead of black speed knobs. In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.[1]

For 2018 the GAX30 was significantly changed with a Tune-O-Matic style bridge and tailpiece, new fretboard inlays and new pickguard.

Specifications

Specifications for GAX30 (2003–2017)
Model name: GAX30
Year(s) produced: 2004–2017
Sold in: Worldwide (except Japan)
Made in: Indonesia (2004–2017) / China (2004–2008)
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2004 / Black Night (BKN) 2005–2015 / Jewel Blue (JB) 2004–2006 / Transparent Red (TR) 2004–2017 / White (WH) 2005–2009 / Walnut Flat (WNF) 2014–2011, 2016–2017 / Walnut Sunburst (WNS) 2015–2016
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2003–2016: Agathis/ basswood
2008: Nato/ mahogany
2012, 2015–2017: Mahogany (EU & Asia)
2014–2017: Poplar/ agathis/ basswood (N. & S. America & Oceania)
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2004–2017: Fixed bridge
Pickguard:
Black
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GAX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
2004–2017: Rosewood
2017: Treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2004–2007, 2012: Ibanez STD-H2 (H)
2008: AX2
2015–2017: Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Neck pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSND1 (H)
2004–2007, 2012: Ibanez STD-H1 (H)
2008: AX1
2015–2017: Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever

Images

Other available finishes
GAX30 BK
Black
GAX30 BKN 07
Black Night
GAX30 JB
Jewel Blue
GAX30 WH 08
White
GAX30 WNF
Walnut Flat
GAX30 WNS
Walnut Sunburst

Sources

  1. GAX30 product page, Ibanez Europe, archived from the original September 2017
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