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The GRX40 is an RX series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It is part of the entry-level GIO line. It was also sold as part of the GRX40J, IJX40 and IJS40 Jumpstart packages which also contain a practice amp and various accessories.

The GRX40 features a solid body mated to a maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include Ibanez pickups in and HSS configuration and a synchronized tremolo bridge.

It was produced simultaneously in China and in Indonesia; as such, multiple versions of this guitar exist for the different markets.

This same model is also known as the GRX40A in Japan and the GRX40Z in the USA.

Specifications

Specifications for GRX40
Name: GRX40 / GRX40A / GRX40Z / GRX40J / IJX40 / IJS40
Years: 2000–2017
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan / China / Indonesia
Finishes: BK (Black) 2000–2004 / BKN (Black Night) 2005–2017 / BMB (Beam Blue) 2007–2015 / BT (Butterscotch Transparent?) 2003–2004/ CA (Candy Apple) / CWF (Chocolate Brown Flat) 2014–2015 / JB (Jewel Blue) 2000–2004, 2006–2009 / MG (Metallic Grape) 2000–2004 / MGN (Metallic Light Green) 2015–2017 / MLB (Metallic Light Blue) 2015–2017 / MR (Metallic Red) 2000–2004; 2010 / NM (Navy Metallic) 2002–2006 / OR (Orange) 2009–2010 / PB (Pale Blue) 2009 / PB (Pastel Blue) 2010–2011 / PW (Pearl White) 2005–2015 / SB (Sunburst) 2004, 2009–2010, 2014 / SLB (Starlight Blue) 2006–2012 / TB (Transparent Blue) 2001–2005 / TFB (Trifade Burst) 2005–2017 / TR (Transparent Red) 2000–2005 / WH (White) 2007–2009 / YW (Yellow) 2009–2010
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2000–2014: Agathis or basswood
2015–2017: Poplar
Neck joint:
Bolt-on
Bridge:
2000–2004: Standard tremolo
2002–2004: FAT-10 tremolo
2005–2014: FAT-6 tremolo
2015–2017: Standard tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
White
Neck
Neck type:
GRX
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Electronics/ Strings
PU Config:
HSS
Bridge PU:
2000–2014: PSND2 (Powersound 2) or STD-H1/STD-H3 or unknown "humbucking"
2015–2017: Infinity R (H)
Mid PU:
2000–2014: PSNDS (Powersound Single) or STD-S2 or unknown "single coil"
2015–2017: Infinity RS (S)
Neck PU:
2000–2014: PSNDS (Powersound Single) or STD-S1 or unknown "single coil"
2015–2017: Infinity RS (S)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Pickups

At least five different pickup sets are known for this guitar. Whether these pickups really differ or are just the same pickups with different names is not clear.

Neck PickupMid PickupBridge Pickup
Set 1PSNDSPSNDSPSND2
Set 2STD-S1STD-S2STD-H1
Set 3STD-S1STD-S2STD-H3
Set 4Single CoilSingle CoilHumbucking
Set 5Infinity R (S)Infinity R (S)Infinity R (H)

Images

Other available finishes
GRX40 BK
Black Night
GRX40 BMB
Beam Blue
GRX40 CA
Candy Apple
GRX40 CWF
Chocolate Brown Flat
GRX40 JB
Jewel Blue
GRX40 MR
Metallic Red
GRX40 MGN
Metallic Light Green
GRX40 MLB
Metallic Light Blue
GRX40 NM
Navy Metallic
GRX40A OR
Orange
GRX40A PB
Pale Blue
GRX40 PW
Pearl White
GRX40 SLB
Starlight Blue
GRX40 SB
Sunburst
GRX40 TB
Transparent Blue
GRX40 TR
Transparent Red
GRX40 TFB
Trifade Burst
GRX40 WH
White
GRX40A YW
Yellow

Sources

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