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The GRG170DX, which was also known as the GRG170D in Japan, is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2004. It has been a part of the entry-level GIO line since the line's introduction in 2004; prior to that it was known as the RG170DX. It has been produced in both Indonesia and China with Chinese production starting one year after the launch in 2005 and Indonesian production ceasing after 2017.

The GRG170DX features Ibanez pickups, a synchronized tremolo bridge and a rosewood fingerboard with sharktooth inlays. It is produced in both China and Indonesia for different markets around the world and as such the specs vary slightly by market.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was changed to treated New Zealand pine for those GRG170DX models sold in Asia. Later in 2018 the rosewood fretboard for European models was changed to Jatoba. For 2019 the body wood species was switched back to poplar, the FAT-10 tremolo was replaced with the T102 and the fretboard was switched to treated New Zealand pine in all markets. For 2020 the fretboard was changed to purpleheart. For 2021 several changes were introduced exclusively for those guitars sold in China: the fretboard was changed to rosewood, the body material was changed to basswood and the tremolo was reverted to the FAT-10; there were no changes introduced in other markets for 2021.

The GRG170DXL is a left-handed version. The GRG170DXB is a similar model with black hardware.


Specifications for GRG170DX
Model name: GRG170DX / GRG170D
Year(s) produced: 2004–2022
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia / China
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2004 / Black Night (BKN) 2005–2022 / Candy Apple (CA) 2005–2017, 2021 / Jewel Blue (JB) / Metallic Blue Sunburst (MBS) 2005–2006 / Metallic Khaki (MKI) 2005–2006 / Metallic Red Sunburst (MRS) 2005–2009, 2017 / Metallic Silver Sunburst (MSS) 2005–2009 / Red (RD) 2015–2016 / Sparkling Lime (SL) 2007–2008 / Silver (SV) 2008, 2010–2017, 2021 / Tri-Fade Burst (TFB) 2016–2017 / White (WH) 2009, 2016–2017
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2004–2013: Basswood
2014: Poplar
2015–2018: Mahogany
2019–2022: Poplar
2021-2021 (China): Basswood
Neck joint:
2004–2018: FAT-10 tremolo
2019–2022: Ibanez T102 tremolo
2021 (China): FAT-10 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic chrome dome
Hardware color:
Neck type:
2004–2011: GRG1
2012–2022: GRG
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2004–2014: Rosewood
2013–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018 (Asia): Treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
Early 2018 (Europe): Rosewood w/ binding
Late 2018 (Europe): Jatoba w/ binding
2019: Treated New Zealand pine w/ binding
2020–2022: Purpleheart w/ white binding
2021 (China): Rosewood w/ white binding
Fingerboard inlays:
White sharktooth
2004–2011: 24 / medium
2012–2020: 24 / jumbo
2004–2007: Black plastic (42mm)
2008–2021: Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2015–2022: Ibanez Infinity R bridge (H)
Middle pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2015–2022: Ibanez Infinity RS middle (S)
Neck pickup:
2004–2014: Ibanez PSND1 (H)
2015–2022: Ibanez Infinity R neck (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional finishes/details
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Black (2004)
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Candy Apple
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Jewel Blue
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Metallic Khaki
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Metallic Red Sunburst
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Metallic Silver Sunburst
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Sparkling Lime
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GRG170DX TFB.jpg
Tri-Fade Burst
GRG170DX WH.jpg
HSH 5-way both-splits.png
Pickup switching
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Control layout
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