Ibanez Gio GRG7221M 7 String Electric Guitar

92 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.


  • Neck feels a bit cheaper than Ibanez’s usual offerings.
  • Electronics are also cheap and the pickups could be better.


  • Well-made guitar considering the price.
  • Great guitar for modding purposes.

The GIO line is Ibanez’s budget line composed of offshore-constructed guitars (usually Indonesia) aimed towards the beginning guitarist.

The current GRG7221M differs from the previous version as it now has a Maple fingerboard.

It is equipped with a fixed bridge, Ibanez Infinity R Humbuckers and finished in a gloss Metallic Light Blue.

Overall, the GRG7221M presents a great value for the beginning 7 string user or someone who wants to trick it out with mods.

With a proper setup, it can be made to play as well as other guitars costing twice as much.


  • Body: Poplar
  • Finish: Metallic Light Blue
  • Bridge: Ibanez F107 Fixed Bridge
  • Pickups: Infinity R Humbuckers
  • Neck: Maple (Bolt-on “C” shape)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75″
  • Frets: 24 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.889″
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way blade pickup switch