I have an Ibanez GRX40. It's a good guitar for the price, since it came with an amp, cables, etc. for about $250. But it feel solidly built, and the GRG 170 should probably be even better, since it's a higher level of Ibanez. I say test it out if you can, and maybe compare it to some other guitars in that price range. If you like it, get it.