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The GA1 is a half-sized GA series classical acoustic guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2013. It is made in China. It was also offered packaged with a gig bag as the GA1WB.

The GA1 features a classical body shape with a laminated spruce top with fan bracing on agathis back and sides with a gloss finish. The soundhole is round with a classical mosaic decal rosette. It has a mahogany neck with a 18-fret rosewood fingerboard. Components include an ivory plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge, a plastic nut, chrome classical tuning machines with white buttons, and nylon strings.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with nandu wood and the rosewood bridge was replaced with maple. For 2019 the mahogany neck was replaced with nyatoh. For 2020 the back and sides were changed to meranti.

The GA3 and the GA2 are full-sized and ¾-sized versions, respectively.

Specifications

Specifications for GA1
Name: GA1 / GA1WB
Years: 2013–2020
Areas: USA
Made in: China
Finishes: Amber High Gloss (AM)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
¾ classical
Dimensions:
  Length: 394mm/ 15½"
  Width: 305mm/ 12"
  Depth: 2013–2018: 83mm/ 3¼"
                2019–2020: 86mm/ 3⅜"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Bracing: Fan
  Finish: Gloss
  Binding: Black ABS

Back/sides:

  Material: 2013–2019: Agathis
                2020: Meranti
  Finish: Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Round
Soundhole rosette:
Classical mosaic design water slide decal
Neck
Neck profile:
GA½
Neck material:
2013–2018: 1-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 1-piece nyatoh
Scale length:
530mm/ 20.9"
Fingerboard:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Nandu wood
Frets:
18
Nut:
Ivory plastic (44.5mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez classical w/ white knobs
Components
Bridge:
2013–2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Maple (11.6mm string spacing)
Saddle:
Ivory plastic (80.72mm)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Strings (factory):
.0285/.033/.041/.030/.036/.044 (nylon)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

GA1-GA3 comparison
Size comparison of GA1 and GA3 Red copyright sprite

Sources

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