For other models in the RG270 lineage, see RG270 (disambiguation).
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The GRG270 is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2003. It was one of the initial models in the entry-level GIO line. Prior to 2003 it was known as the RG270.

It is among the most affordable RG models featuring a double locking tremolo. Other features include a basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding dot position markers and Ibanez pickups with a pair of humbuckers mounted in pickup rings flanking a single-coil.

From 2008 through 2010, two different versions were produced for different markets: a version with an ILT1 tremolo and a version with an Edge III tremolo. Several changes were introduced for 2018 including a poplar body, treated New Zealand pine fretboard (without binding) and the Standard DL tremolo.

The GRG270B is a very similar model without the fingerboard binding which was made in Indonesia and sold in Europe. The GRG270DX is another similar model with sharktooth inlays. The GRG270 was also sold as part of a Jumpstart kit with an amp and other accessories as the GRG270J.

The GRG270 was discontinued after 2018. A new version with the same name was reintroduced for 2021.

Specifications

Specifications for GRG270 (2003–2018)
Model name: GRG270 (2003–2018) / GRG270J
Year(s) produced: 2003–2018
Sold in: Asia / China / North & South America and Oceania 2003–2012
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK) 2003–2005 / Black Night (BKN) 2006–2012, 2017–2018 / Beam Blue (BMB) 2011–2014 / Candy Apple (CA) / Jewel Blue (JB) 2003–2010 / Navy Metallic (NM) 2003 / Pearl White (PW) 2015–2018
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2003–2017: Basswood
2018: Poplar
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2003–2007: ILT1 tremolo
2008–2010 (Asia): ILT1 tremolo
2008–2010 (Area 6): Edge III tremolo
2011–2017: Edge III tremolo
2018: Standard DL tremolo
Knob style:
Plastic dome
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
GRG
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2003–2017: Rosewood w/ binding
2018: Treated New Zealand pine
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / medium
Nut:
Locking
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2003–2014: Ibanez STD-H2 (H)
2015–2018: Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Middle pickup:
2003–2014: Ibanez STD-S4 (S)
2015–2018: Ibanez Infinity RS (S)
Neck pickup:
2003–2014: Ibanez STD-H1 (H)
2015–2018: Ibanez Infinity R (H)
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.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Black
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Black Night
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Black Night (2018)
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Beam Blue
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Jewel Blue
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Navy Metallic
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Pearl White
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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