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Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural 

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Overview
  • Spruce top
  • Gold hardware
  • Thinline classical cutaway body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $374.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $125.00
  • Your Price:
    $24999

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A slimmer neck and body than the traditional classical guitar.

The Ibanez GA5TCE Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar has a thinline classical cutaway body with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides. The mahogany neck features a 14th fret neck/body joint and a rosewood fretboard. Gold hardware and classical tuning machines. The narrower neck plays easily, especially for those used to steel string guitar necks. An Ibanez piezo pickup and 3-band EQ let you amplify the sound of the nylon strings with full fidelity.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Spruce top
  • Gold hardware
  • Thinline classical cutaway body
  • Classical tuning machines
  • Mahogany neck, back, and sides
  • Rosewood bridge and fretboard
  • Narrower nut
  • Ibanez piezo pickup
  • Ibanez 3-band EQ
  • 14th fret neck/body joint
  • Natural high-gloss finish
  • Case sold separately

An especially nice guitar for a very affordable price. Order one today.

 
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IbanezGA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice, but needs fret dressing

This seems to be pretty well made and nicely set-up, especially for the price. Good looking, (my wife says it's "pretty") with nice action and a comfortable neck. Really...Read complete review

This seems to be pretty well made and nicely set-up, especially for the price. Good looking, (my wife says it's "pretty") with nice action and a comfortable neck. Really needs fret dressing, as the ends are extremely sharp. This wasn't my first choice for a nylon string guitar, (the Ibanez AEG10NE is nicer, but the tangerine-color finish is hideous) but so far I'm happy with it, it serves well as an easy-playing guitar for my old arthritic hands.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ibanez GA5TCE Classical-electric

Not a bad axe if you're just beginning on classicals, but if you cut your teeth on them as I have, the neck will be too narrow for the fat nylon strings. The...Read complete review

Not a bad axe if you're just beginning on classicals, but if you cut your teeth on them as I have, the neck will be too narrow for the fat nylon strings. The laminated top produces poor classical sound unplugged, but ain't bad through an amp. Not bad for its price, and the neck at least is adjustable.

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5.0

Gorgeous guitar

By Fretbd

from Virginia

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        The Ibanez guitars sound great and are very attractively made. Excellent choice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice, but needs fret dressing

        By Houself

        from Doylestown, PA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice action
        • Nice Sound Great Value
        • Seems Pretty Well Made

        Cons

        • Needs Fret Dressing
        • No Strap Buttons

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This seems to be pretty well made and nicely set-up, especially for the price. Good looking, (my wife says it's "pretty") with nice action and a comfortable neck. Really needs fret dressing, as the ends are extremely sharp. This wasn't my first choice for a nylon string guitar, (the Ibanez AEG10NE is nicer, but the tangerine-color finish is hideous) but so far I'm happy with it, it serves well as an easy-playing guitar for my old arthritic hands.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice but needs fret dressing

        By Houself

        from Doylestown, PA

        Pros

        • Good Neck And Fretboard
        • Nice Finish
        • well made for price

        Cons

        • No case available
        • Sharp Fret Ends

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Seems well-made, especially for price. Actually would have preferred the AEG10NE, but couldn't take the orange color (Ibanez, please, make natural a choice again).

          Guitar plays well, and the thin neck is easy on my old arthritic hands.

          On the down side, be ready to do some fret dressing. The sides of the frets are very sharp. Also, can't seem to find a case that fits.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Traded up after review

          By GuitarZan-uKY_X

          from Santa Cruz, CA

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I could not tell much about this guitar from the one picture and the description. I ordered it and was disappointed. The electronics were low end with no tuner. There was no guitar strap attachments. The guitar is beautiful in appearance and there was no problems with the one I received. The guitar would not fit in a standard classical guitar case that I ordered, SBK-3. It was too long by about a half inch. Even though it has a shallow body the sound was good enough for personal playing at home without an amp. Amplifying I needed to put base to max and treble to min, since the guitar sounds a bit tinny with not much deep sounds. I sent this one back and ordered the Bubinga wood version from the EW line.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great inexpensive guitar

          By SirDavidV

          from Maricopa, Az

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          This is not a bad guitar for the price. I was looking for something inexpensive to go to as an acoustic electric. The action is decent and the sound and tone very nice. The tuning keys are a little cheap, but I didnt expect much for this price. Overall I am impressed with the sound. If your looking for something inexpensive to start on, this is worth considering. I went this way when I bought it, particularly for the thin line body. It is very comfortable. I was happy enough with the sound, I did use it on one recording at the tail end of Four Corners. It did the job very nicely.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Likes and Dislikes

          By Lulu

          from Port Saint Lucie, FL

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar in '05, still have it, still play it. The only thing that bothers me is the little plastic tuners, they're lame. You can change them easily. The sound is good. Not as loud as a normal body sized classical guitar... obviously since its body is thin. But when you hook it up to an amplifier, it's good! OH, the saddle and the nut have turned to a yellowish-brownish color, but again, surely could be changed (3 years of use). It's a pretty guitar. Since the neck is not wide, when you bend the strings, it is easy to run out of room in the E strings. That's the price you pay for fashion. Great guitar!

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The nylon jazz guitar

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The ga5tce is slim -- it has a thin body and a narrow neck. This guitar is perfect for single note soloing in jazz. Despite the fact that the body is thin (without an am) the acoustics are great. I play it without an amp while watching TV. When you plug it in an amp, your in heaven. The neck is a little longer than the ga6ce where the body starts at the fourteenth fret. The action is incredibly low - the best action for any nylon string guitar I've played. If you're looking for a slim jazz acoustic guitar w/ electronics, this is the guitar for you at a low price.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent value, very good sound

          By ken-azSh6

          from colorado

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          I play electric & wanted a good acoustic. My son needed a nylon string for lessons at school & I didn't want to go totally cheap. We?re both happy! Excellent finish, slimmer neck, beautiful wood, great 3-band EQ. Only 8 stars for quality for 3 reasons: Tuning keys are cheap plastic. Also, the thinline design doesn?t sound quite as rich as a full-bodied classical. Last, the neck & headstock are 2 pieces joined together. I realize some compromise is needed to meet a sub-$300 price. Ibanez chose the tuning keys & joined headstock. But they didn?t skimp on sound or overall construction & finish. More pluses: The slimmer neck, & the neck joins the body at 14th fret rather than 12th like a traditional classical. The guitar is comfortable to an electric player or to a student with smaller hands. The unamplified sound is sweet, if a little thin. Amplified, the 3-band EQ delivers everything from deep rich nylon tones, to harder almost steel-string tones. Workmanship, finish, sound & value is unbeatable at this price. Excellent for an electric player who wants a beautiful acoustic, or students who want a nylon string that will grow with them & remain useful long after taking lessons at school.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Big & Warm Sounding Guitar

          By Hersey

          from Brockton, MA

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          If you're a musician who plays and sings intimate songs, this is the guitar for you. With a nice amp your ears will fall in love and you won't put it down. The guitar is very light and the action is just right for an accoustic guitar. Ibanez did a wonderful job on this one. Peace.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Electric Classic

          Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5TCE Thinline Classical Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          A happy medium between the extremes of solid-body classical guitars, and traditional classical guitars, this Ibanez thin hollow-body classical guitar provides enough volume for unamplified practice. Amplified, it produces crisp, clean, even beautiful tones, with plenty of volume. I recommend the Roland Micro Cube amp for it. A wonderful value, the guitar and amp will provide musical fun and satisfaction for years.

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