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Ibanez GA5TCE Classical Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar

If you love the sound of a classical guitar but hate the feel, this guitar is for you. It features a smaller neck for added comfort and playability. (98) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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When it's time to plug in at an affordable price, there's simply no better choice than the Ibanez GA nylon string guitars. With the GA60SCE you can get a solid top, nylon strings, cutaway, and Fishman electronics, all in one inexpensive instrument. And for the players who love the sound of nylon strings, but don't love the feel of the traditional wide classical neck, there's the GA5TCE thinline.

Features
Nylon strings

Gold classical tuning machines

Spruce top

Mahogany neck, back, and sides

Rosewood fretboard and bridge

High gloss finish

Thinline classic-cutaway body

Narrow nut

Ibanez piezo pickup

Ibanez 3-band EQ

14th fret neck/body joint zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ibanez products.
Body shape: Thinline Cutaway Classical body
Bracing: Fan bracing
Top: Spruce
Back & sides: Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood
Bridge: Rosewood
Body binding: Black
Soundhole rosette: Classical Mosaic Design rosette
Tuning machine: Gold classic tuner
Number of frets: 21
Strings: Coated nylon strings
Pickup: Ibanez Under Saddle Pickup
Preamp: Ibanez AEQ303
Output jack: 1/4" output
Battery: 9V battery
Finish top: Gloss
Scale: 650mm
Width at Nut: 46mm
Width at 14th Fret: 58mm
Thickness at 1st: 22mm
Thickness at 7th: 24mm
Radius: Flat
Body Length: 19 1/4"
Body Width: 14"
Body Max Depth: 2 3/4"
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 19 x 5 in
Ibanez Warranty Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used or factory 2nds products are not warranted. If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
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4.5 out of 5 (98 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"Thin Looks And Fat Hooks"
Sound: Good, rich sound for a thinline classical! Louder than I expected unplugged. Great response. Works with any style I choose. Sounds best when eq'd with a lot of bass. Currently I plug it into a Digitech GNX4 processor, then main out in stereo to two Canadian made Yorkville 50 watt powered amps. Bass up a bit and add a little reverb and your in business! Sounds as good or better then the high-end big boys. Can you tell I love this guitar? Feature: Combining spruce for the top and mohogany for the back and sides for a thinline guitar is a good combination. Exceptional tone when eq'd and amplified. Quality: It's made well. Clean finish, good color, nice design. The mohogany wood grain on the back and sides look as good as higher priced classicals. Don't believe I need a backup for it. Lightweight and easy to pack for the road. The only problem I had was on the rosette. It bubbled slightly the first year I had it, but has since flattened (shrank) down to the face of the guitar. It's perfect now. Has not bubbled since. Value: Absolutly worth the price paid! Manufacturer Support: No repairs or adjustments needed since I bought it 4 years ago. The rosette bubble problem solved itself. The Ibanez web site doesn't do justice to this guitar (not enough pictures). The Wow Factor: Many people I played for enjoyed the looks, sounds, and wanted to know what make it was. Overall: Great Sound, Great Value- I own some high-end classicals, and have found some good ones, but the GA5TCE is the one I most enjoy. Why? Because the neck is just right for intricate passages and all types of strumming. From folk to light rock, country to flamenco, it works! My chord hand doesn't get as tired when I play it. I play it hours at a time. It produces very good acoustic tones. A fun guitar to play.
Style of Music: Folk, Country, Jazz, Light Rock
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Sound: This sounds great through a PA, but is quieter than a typical nylon without the pickup. Feature: I wish it came with strap holders, but they were easy enough to install. Quality: Seems very solidly built, and everything works well. Value: For the price, this is a terrific buy. I tried out several nylon-electrics at a music store, most much higher priced than this, and regardless of price, this was the one I liked the feel and sound of the most. Well, there were a couple guitars in the $1,000+ range that were really sweet, but still, this was comparable for me. Manufacturer Support: n/a so far The Wow Factor: I play a lot of coffeeshop gigs, which can go three or four hours, and I wanted an electric-nylon which would be easier on my fingers after a few hours, and also because I like to fingerpick and like the feel of nylon strings. The thinner neck on this model is a particularly good feature, and the sound is really nice. Overall: I love this guitar and wish I'd have picked it up a couple years ago when I first saw it available. The only thing I didn't like about it was that there were no strap holders, but that was easily remedied.
Style of Music: Rock, Pop, Misc.
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