Ibanez GA5TCE

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Ibanez

Description Nice thinline acoustic nylon electric guitar with a cutaway also and slightly smaller neck than a standard classical...a nice feature for those who use a pick, however, it still has plenty of room for fingerstyle flamenco, jazz and classical.
Posted By Kim Carter (828)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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On 6/21/2006, Kim Carter (828) posted:
Overall Rating:
I chose this guitar mainly for it's smaller neck and playability. For the money, this is a well made guitar with good playability and sound.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $279.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Nicely made guitar with a spruce top, gold hardware, mahogany neck, back, and sides, rosewood bridge and fretboard, Ibanez piezo pickup, Ibanez 3-band EQ 14th fret neck/body joint and a natural high-gloss finish.
The original action is good.....I had the action on mine lowered and the more I play it the more I wish I'd never had it done.....I lost volume on strings 1, 2 and 3 and the control I have on the fretboard is just not what it used to be.....good guitar, but don't mess with the action.
Sound Quality:
The sound quality is best when amplified due to the thinline body design. However, it can still be played and heard quite well in an average size room without amplification. I run mine through a Roland microcube (used as a preamp on acoustic setting) which runs through a Fender FM 210R. I play mostly contemporary/smooth jazz on this guitar and am planning on adding flamenco to this list soon. I would recommend this guitar for a studio musician or someone who plays gigs in coffeehouses or other small/average size venues.
Durable enough for live playing.