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GRG150DX

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The GRG150DX, also known as the GRG150D, is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2008. It is made initially in Indonesia; for 2011 production was begun in China; Indonesian production ceased after 2012. It is part of the entry-level GIO line.

The GRG150DX features a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and white sharktooth position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single coil and a synchronized tremolo bridge.

For 2013 the body material was changed to poplar and the frets were changed from medium to jumbo. For 2015 the pickups were changed from Powersounds to Infinity Rs. In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.[1] For 2018 a new T102 tremolo was offered in the Chinese market; this bridge replaced the FAT-10 in all markets for 2019. For 2021 the fretboard was reverted to rosewood, the body material returned to basswood and the FAT-10 tremolo was reintroduced.

The GRG150DX has been available in Japan since 2008. It was introduced for the US market as a new model in 2011. Since 2012 it's been available only in Australia, Canada and a handful of other small markets. Since 2018 it's been offered only in China.

The GRG150DXB is a similar model with black hardware and yellow pickguard and fretboard inlays. The GRG150LTD is a similar model with red fretboard inlays and pickguard. The GRG150P is a similar model with dot fretboard inlays. The GRG6SP1 is a very similar spot model.

Specifications

Specifications for GRG150DX
Model name: GRG150DX /GRG150D
Year(s) produced: 2008–2021
Sold in: China 2018–2021 / Japan 2008–2010 / Oceania and North, Central & South America (excl. USA) 2011–2018 / USA 2011–2012
Made in: Indonesia (2008–2012) / China (2011–2020)
Finish(es): Black Night (BKN) / Candy Apple (CA) 2008–2010, 2018–2021; China only / Navy Metallic (NM) 2016–2021 / Pearl White (PW) 2008–2016 / White (WH) 2018–2021; China only
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2008–2012: Basswood
2013–2020: Poplar
2021: Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2008–2018: FAT-10 tremolo
2018 (China): Ibanez T102 tremolo
2019–2020: Ibanez T102 tremolo
2021: FAT-10 tremolo
Pickguard:
Aluminium
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
2008–2010: GRG
2011–2016: GRG1
:2017–2021: GRG
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2008–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2017–2020: Treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
2021: Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White sharktooth
Frets:
2008–2012: 24 / medium
2013–2021: 24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2008–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinty R (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
2008–2014: Ibanez Powersound Single (S)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinty RS (S) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
2008–2014: Ibanez PSND1 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinty R (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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Images

Additional finishes/ details
Black Night (w/ T102)
Candy Apple
Navy Metallic
Pearl White
White
Pickup switching
Control layout

Sources

  1. GRG150DX product page, Ibanez Canada, archived from the original November 2017
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