Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar Natural 889406966161

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Enjoy the comfortable low action and mellow sounds of the Ibanez GA5 Classical Guitar. A genuine spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide warm, rich tone. Nylon strings are widely spaced and ea... Click To Read More About This Product

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Enjoy the comfortable low action and mellow sounds of the Ibanez GA5 Classical Guitar. A genuine spruce top and mahogany back and sides provide warm, rich tone. Nylon strings are widely spaced and easy to fret. Genuine rosewood fretboard and natural high-gloss finish add resplendent looks and a great feel.

Features
  • Spruce top
  • Mahogany neck, back & sides
  • Rosewood bridge & fretboard
  • Chrome hardware
  • Classical body style
  • Classical tuning machines
  • Natural high gloss finish
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IbanezGA Series GA5 Classical Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good guitar for the money

I recently purchased a GA5 and am quite satisfied with it. I shopped around and played a bunch of classical guitars in the $130-200 range and couldn't find one better than the GA5. ...Read complete review

I recently purchased a GA5 and am quite satisfied with it. I shopped around and played a bunch of classical guitars in the $130-200 range and couldn't find one better than the GA5. Would recommend the GA5 for anyone on a budget.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Finish, but no cigar!

Overall this is not a very well made guitar. Sure the finish was very nice and it has a big body with a adjustable neck but the sound was terrible and it's hard on...Read complete review

Overall this is not a very well made guitar. Sure the finish was very nice and it has a big body with a adjustable neck but the sound was terrible and it's hard on the hands with the sharp edges of the frets. Mine had a bunch of flat spots on the neck, basically a lemon guitar. Purchase the Yamaha C40 and you will be much more happy.
Nice finish, clean bod and neck but poor quality. Not worth the price, this is really not a good guitar.
Very poor neck with buzzes everywhere, bad fretwork with sharp edges, really terrible tone.
Not worth the money, it's more of under a $100 guitar. I would not even recommend this to a beginner.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great guitar

By Ted

from Portsmouth, NH

Pros

  • Action

Cons

  • Weight

Best Uses

  • Composition Performing

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

I bught this as a cheap replacement for my old Gibson classical while it was being repaired. But it turned out to be a much better guitar all around. When I got the Gibsn back, I never played it, and eventually sold it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It doesn't get any better at this price

By Julia Mitchell

from North Texas, USA

Pros

  • As good as it gets
  • At This Price

Cons

  • Order New Strings

Best Uses

  • It Will Do Whatever
  • You Ask Of Her

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

I have been playing since 1963. I have had 2 Yamahas, a Garcia grade 2, and this Ibanez is as good as anything I have ever owned. If you are a pro player, you arent in the market for any guitar inder a few grand. That's cool. But the rest of us need a solid, beautifully crafted instrument that will remain playable after many years. Ibanez has done something that I have never seen in a classical guitar, A truss rod in the neck. That means long life and a degree of adjustability that was not known in classical guitars before.The neck and both the bridge are adjustable and a second bridge insert is included. A fully adjustable classical was unheard of until now. If you want a nice sounding, very well built instrument, this one will surprise you. Also order some new strings. With the truss rod, it will handle high tension strings if that is your preference. It is miles above any starter classical guitar.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

cant complain for the money.....well....maybe a little

By Christian Pinedo

from San Diego California

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

so overall this guitar is DEFIANTLY worth the money. there are very few guitars with a legit brand name such as Ibanez, fender, Gibson, ect that are both cheap, well made, and affordable. i had this guitar shipped to my house and when i got it there was a chip on the neck, the strings were like cut with a wire cutter for some reason and there was a nick on the side of the body. now i was kind of disappointed but i mean at the time gas was freaking insane and the closest guitar center was pretty far and the the nicks were minor imperfections so i decided to deal with it. now the sound is amazing. im talking beautiful and it rivals some of the mid to high priced classical guitars out there. it is deep, clear, and with a pair of good strings it sings. also very good for all ranges of music. the tuners are good and require multiple turns to get to get from D to E for example so you can fine tune it. low and comfortable action. overall i really liked my purchase. and i recommend this to any and all players.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Impressed!

By Perry Loper

from NE Ohio

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

I Purchased this guitar to get started playing nylon strings and get that warm tone they produce, and Boy am I happy to say, it delivered, Big Time. Never thought I'd stick with it with a guitar of this price range but I still play this guitar quite often love it's tone and playability.
It has all the nessesary features with nothing over the top.
It seems to be very well made for a guitar of this price and the all around quality was Great.
Great beginners guitar and Bang for your buck.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nice Finish, but no cigar!

By Elvis_56

from San Francisco

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

Overall this is not a very well made guitar. Sure the finish was very nice and it has a big body with a adjustable neck but the sound was terrible and it's hard on the hands with the sharp edges of the frets. Mine had a bunch of flat spots on the neck, basically a lemon guitar. Purchase the Yamaha C40 and you will be much more happy.
Nice finish, clean bod and neck but poor quality. Not worth the price, this is really not a good guitar.
Very poor neck with buzzes everywhere, bad fretwork with sharp edges, really terrible tone.
Not worth the money, it's more of under a $100 guitar. I would not even recommend this to a beginner.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Good.

By Jessica

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

The Ibanez GA5 guitar sounds beautiful. But one thing about it is that the fretboard is too wide for beginners who have small hands like me. If you have big hands, this guitar would be great. It would also be good to beginners.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice cross-over guitar

By Rob in the Rasheeds

from Baghdad, Iraq

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

This is a very nice little guitar if you are interested in crossing over from steel string flat-top or electric to nylon classical/flamenco on the cheap. It features a dual-action truss rod and reference dots for the frets; neither of which are standard on most classical guitars. The Ivorex II nut and saddle are nice.The fretboard was extremely dry out of the box. The frets were badly tarnished. I ripped the factory strings off and fixed both problems using 0000 steel wool for the frets, lemon oil for the board. I put new Martin Nylon Strings on, and she was good to go.The fret dressing is a little rough, but overall the guitar is well constructed. The neck has perfect relief and lines up well. No adjustment needed out of the box. I give the intonation a "B". For a non compensated saddle, it's pretty much on. Nice and even tone for a laminated body. I'm very happy with this product

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Thing of Beauty

By JohnsWayne

from Shreveport, LA

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

I love this guitar!It has a beautiful tone, it's sturdy, and it's a complete steal. Some songs just sound better on nylon strings and this guitar gave me exactly what I was looking for. I had to adjust the truss rod because of some buzzing on the first 5 frets, but that's not uncommon. And it came with an allen wrench, truss rod instructions, and a replacement bridge bone so it was a breeze to fix. The craftsmanship on mine is superb - this would be a great first guitar or nylon addition for any player.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Second time's a charm!

By Tall Rascal

from Homer, NY

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

I wanted a nylon-string guitar in my collection to replace an old cheapie that I broke, but I didn?t want to spend much money. The reviews on this guitar were impressive, so I went ahead and ordered one. The first model I received had major intonation problems on the B and E strings, and Musician?s Friend took it back without hesitation. The replacement is absolutely perfect so far as I can see. The intonation is fine, it stays in tune, and the tone is quite good for an entry-level classical ax. I?ve looked it over from top to bottom, trying to find a cosmetic flaw like the stray glue that some reviewers have referred to, but I can?t. The guitar is nice to look at and is a phenomenal value. The bottom line is that I?m extremely pleased with this instrument.

(38 of 114 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

guitars can be deceiving

By p.r.

from baytown, texas

Comments about Ibanez GA Series GA5 Classical Guitar:

the guitar looks and feels beautiful, until you get to play it. its as if a baby is banging on his cradle bars with some lego blocks. i dont enjoy playing it. but music still comes out of it. that is what happens when you buy these kind of things online. my review probably wont be showed on the site. but oh well. later

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