If the Ibanez GIO GRGR221PA's poplar burl Art Grain top doesn't bowl you over the first time you pick it up, the sonic heat it generates certainly will. This stunning solidbody's okoume body (a popular mahogany alternative) remains comfortable and resonant when rockin' all-nighters onstage, while its burl top and glassy polyurethane finish really punch up the visuals for in-person appearances. On deck you'll find a pair of ceramic-magnet IBZ-6 hum bucker pickups and a versatile 5-way pickup selector that make it easy to dial in a variety of modern sounds from chimey cleans to mean distortion. The GRGR221PA sports a hardtail bridge for maximum tuning stability, a fast-action maple neck with an elegant bound purpleheart fingerboard, and 24 jumbo frets for the kind of effortless shredding that helped put Ibanez on the metal map. White sharktooth inlays top off the package. Whether you're just starting out or you're looking for another guitar for your arsenal, you get a whole lot of value with the Ibanez GIO GRGR221PA.
Comfortable, resonant okoume body
Stunning poplar burl Art Grain (printed) top
Fast-action maple neck lends itself to technical playing
Bound purpleheart fingerboard with jumbo frets and sharktooth inlays
2 powerful ceramic-magnet IBZ-6 humbucking pickups supply the muscle for modern forms of music