rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

Ibanez GART60 - cheap and good

Ibanez GART60 Electric Guitar Dark Violin Sunburst

I mentioned in The highest reviewed electric guitars in the UK that the Ibanez GAX30 is a great axe. Here in the USA, the GART60 model is similar, low-priced and just as good.

When comparing the GAX30 to the GART60, the 60 is a single cutaway instead of a double, does not have a pick guard, has a top-loader Tune-O-Matic style bridge and tail piece instead of the Strat-style hard tail string-thru, and instead of 2 knobs and a blade selector switch, you get 3 knobs and a 3-way toggle switch.

Technically, the 60 is more advanced than the 30 is. You are getting more for the money even though it sells at the same low price as the 30 does.

Dark Violin Sunburst is the color shown above, but if you want to be different, there is also Mustard Yellow.

Also, if you're willing to spend slightly more, there is the GART60FA model that has chrome cover humbuckers, body binding and speed knobs.

The end result here is that this is basically the American market version of the same guitar, but it's good for what it is. The price is right, it's a good guitar to buy as a gift for someone else or yourself, and the basic hardware makes it easy to work on if you want to swap out the pickups and electronics.

And will this guitar last? Yes. Ibanez makes certain that even their lower cost models stand the test of time, meaning this isn't a guitar that will fall apart in a month. You can beat on it and it will keep working, not to worry.


Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

Learn how to save gas now using the car or truck you already have with hypermiling driving techniques

⭐ Recent Posts

PRS SE EGThe guitar PRS wants you to forget, the SE EG
This is what PRS was making in the early 2000s.

NUX Duotime Stereo Delay Pedal3 solid reasons to use digital delay instead of analog
Switch to digital and you'll enjoy using the delay effect for guitar a whole lot more.

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Epiphone Limited Edition Bjorn Gelotte "Jotun" Les Paul Custom Outfit
Some guitars you want just because they look cool, and this is one of them.

BEAD Bass Guitar TuningBEAD tuning for bass, the easiest way for tuning down
Information on BEAD tuning for the electric bass

900GB Geocities torrent - but wish there was an HTML-only "lite" version
ArchiveTeam has decided to do something pretty ballsy: They're releasing a 900GB torrent of all the old Geocities files. Yes, that's right, 900GB. As in 900 gigabytes of data. I have absolutely no idea how long it would take to seed that, much less download it. Will people download it? I won't (I don't have […]

Why is guitar intonation so important?
Guitar intonation can be the deciding factor not only when buying a guitar from the guitar store, but also be the thing that makes you fall in or out of love with a guitar you already own.

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

Would the Charvel Surfcaster be desirable as a new guitar today?
Ah, the 1990s. Kind of a weird time for guitars because it was a period where old was old and new was weird. And then Charvel comes out of seemingly nowhere with 1950s-inspired design.

Blue's Clues Learning Watch (it's kinda ridiculous)
Would I dare wear this thing in public?