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The GRX70QA is an RX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2011. It is part of the entry-level GIO line.

The GRX70QA features a basswood body with an art grain simulated quilted maple veneer bolted to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot position markers. Components include Ibanez pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil and a synchronized tremolo bridge.

In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.[1] For 2018 GRX70QA models sold in the USA market get the T106 tremolo; this tremolo was offered across the board in 2019. For 2020 the fretboard was changed to purpleheart for models sold in the USA market and to jatoba for other markets.

This model is produced in factories in China and Indonesia for delivery in various worldwide markets; as such, some specifications may vary even within the same model year depending on the market.

The GRX70QAL is a similar left-handed model.

Specifications[]

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Specifications for GRX70QA
Model name: GRX70QA
Year(s) offered: 2011–2024
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China/ Indonesia
Finish(es): Sunburst (SB) 2019–2024 / Transparent Blue Burst (TBB) / Transparent Emerald Burst (TEB) 2016–2024 / Transparent Black Sunburst (TKS) / Transparent Red Burst (TRB) / Transparent Violet Burst (TVT) 2019–2024
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2011–2012: Basswood w/ quilted maple art grain top
2013–2024: Poplar w/ quilted maple art grain top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2011–2017: FAT-6 tremolo
2018 (outside USA): FAT-6 tremolo
2018 (USA): T106 tremolo
2019–2024: T106 tremolo
Knob style:
Plastic chrome dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GRX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2011–2017: Rosewood
2017–2019: Treated New Zealand pine
2020–2021 (USA): Purpleheart
2020–2021 (outside USA): Jatoba
2022–2024: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium nickel silver
Nut:
Black plastic (42mm)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2011–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2015–2024: Ibanez Infinity R bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
2011–2014: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2015–2024: Ibanez Infinity RS middle (S) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
2011–2014: Ibanez PSND (H)
2015–2024: Ibanez Infinity R neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images[]

Other finishes
2019 GRX70QA SB 2Y 03
Sunburst (T-106 trem)
GRX70QA TKS
Transparent Black Sunburst (FAT-6 trem)
2021 GRX70QA TKS 5N 01
Transparent Black Sunburst (T-106 trem)
GRX70QA TBB
Transparent Blue Burst (FAT-6 trem)
GRX70QA TEB
Transparent Emerald Burst (FAT-6 trem)
2021 GRX70QA TEB 2Y 04
Transparent Emerald Burst (T106 trem)
GRX70QA TRB
Transparent Red Burst (FAT-6 trem)
2021 GRX70QA TRB 5N 01
Transparent Red Burst (T106 trem)
2019 GRX70QA TVT 2Y 03
Transparent Violet Sunburst
Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching
Controls VT5
Control layout
2021 GRX70QA TBB 5N 01 back
Rear of body

Video[]

Ibanez GRX70QA - Demo by "Ayaan Su"

Sources[]

  1. GRX70QA product page, Ibanez USA, archived from the original September 2017
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez Asia & Africa, archived January 2019
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez USA, archived January 2020
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez Europe, archived January 2021
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez Americas & Oceania, archived June 2022
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez USA, archived June 2022
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez Asia & Africa, archived January 2023
  • GRX70QA product page, Ibanez Europe, archived January 2024
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