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For the earlier guitar with the same name, see GRG121EX (2006–2011).
2016 GRG121EX BKN
GRG121EX Black Night (more images) Red copyright sprite

The GRG121EX is an RG series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It is made in China as part of the entry-level GIO line. This model replaces an earlier version.

This GRG121EX differs from earlier versions in that it has only a single knob (for volume) and a 3-way pickup selector toggle as well as a poplar body. Earlier versions had a tone control and a 3-way lever selector with a basswood body.

The GRG121EX features a poplar body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard with dot position markers. Components include a fixed bridge and dual Ibanez Infinty R humbucking pickups.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with treated New Zealand pine.

The GRG121SP is a version available only in 2015 which had a cheetah-patterned pickguard. The GRG121EXS is a similar model with a decorative top. The GRG121EXSM is a similar model with a spalted maple top.

Specifications

Specifications for GRG121EX
Model name: GRG121EX
Year(s) produced: 2015–2018
Sold in: North & South America and Oceania
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black Night (BKN) 2016–2018 / Metallic Silver Sunburst (MSS) 2015
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Poplar
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Fixed bridge
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
GRG
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2015–2017: Rosewood
2018: Treated New Zealand pine
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Infinity R (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way toggle
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

GRG121EX MSS
GRG121EX Metallic Silver Sunburst Red copyright sprite

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