Ibanez RX 170 D

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Ibanez

Description This guitar has a Strat like body; 2 Humbuckers and one single coil pick-up in the middle; 5 pick-up combinations; 1 volume nob and 1 tone nob; Rugged construction
Posted By Peter Martins (394)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 5.0 (of 5)
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On 5/29/2002, Jonathon Ashton (4) posted:
Overall Rating:
Great, it works great.
Price: $105.00
Where Obtained: ebay
Features:
This guitar is the perfect beginner guitar! it has a good, solid body as well as a fast neck. i got it with tremelo and it works miracles. i havent had any problems. its pickups work great, it picks up everything. i would begin with this guitar, or if you had played for a long time it would be a great guitar.
Playability:
Good fast neck
Sound Quality:
It picks up everything, even with a silvertone bass amp. yeah thats right.
Durability:
Good, when i bought it it had a crack in the body right by the back of the bridge. but that was probably by stupid mistake
On 7/26/2001, Peter Martins (394) posted:
Overall Rating:
I compared it with a washburn at the same price, but the color got my eye (transparent red). And so did the neck.

I wouldn't buy it again if it were lost or stolen because I really need a better guitar.

The guitar would be perfect if there weren't any gain changes when changing pick up combinations. And if it didn't have a strat like body.

It's worth the money. I've had virtuosos play with my guitar and they wouldn't believe how cheap quality could get.
Model Year: 1994
Where Obtained: Viana Musica (portugal)
Features:
Made In Korea. I'm not shure about the wood, looks like maple and mohagany. The whammy thingy and tuners are still shining after 7 years. 6 string and 22 frets. One volume control, one tone control, one switch for 5 combinations of 3 pickups. The 5 3pick up combinations are H, H/S, S, S/H, H All passive electronics String thru body bridge Non-lockins tuners
Playability:
It is as playable as any strat like guitar can get. From the 15th fret down you're thumb always gets in the way, or is it the body? The neck could be a bit thiner.
Sound Quality:
The guitar has a nice range of sounds when combining diferent pick ups, but you lose gain when combining S and H. You can get a twang sound with the single coil, and an almost acoustic sound with the H/S combination.
Durability:
Really rough. The truss rod has only been adjusted two times in 7 years. Every chromed part is still shinning, accept the pickups. The frets need leveling.