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The GRX70QAL is a left-handed RX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2012. It is part of the entry-level GIO line.

The GRX70QAL 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 a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and a non-locking synchronized tremolo bridge.

For 2013 the basswood body was replaced with poplar. In mid-2017 a new fretboard material, treated New Zealand pine, replaced rosewood.[1] For 2018 GRX70QAL models sold in the USA market get the T106 tremolo; this was extended to all markets for 2019. For 2020 the fretboard was changed to purpleheart for the USA market and to jatoba for other markets.

The GRX70QA is a similar right-handed model.

Specifications

Specifications for GRX70QAL
Model name: GRX70QAL
Year(s) produced: 2012–2021
Sold in: Worldwide (except China)
Made in: China / Indonesia
Finish(es): Transparent Blue Burst (TBB) 2019–2021 / Transparent Red Burst (TRB) 2012–2019
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2012: Basswood w/ quilted maple art grain top
2013–2021: Poplar w/ quilted maple art grain top
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2012–2017: FAT-6 tremolo
2018 (outside USA): FAT-6 tremolo
2018 (USA): T106 tremolo
2019–2021: T106 tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Plastic chrome dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
GRX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2012–2017: Rosewood
2017–2019: Treated New Zealand pine
2020–2021 (USA): Purpleheart
2020–2021 (outside USA): Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Black plastic (42mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
2012–2014: Ibanez PSND2 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinity R bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
2012–2014: Ibanez PSNDS (S)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinity R middle (S) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
2012–2014: Ibanez PSND1 (H)
2015–2021: Ibanez Infinity R neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 3-way lever pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
GRX70QAL TRB.jpg
Transparent Red Burst
HSH 5-way both-splits.png
Pickup switching
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Control layout
2021 GRX70QAL TBB 5N 01 back.jpg
Rear of body

Sources

  1. GRX70QAL product page, Ibanez USA, archived from the original November 2017
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