The GA3ECE is a GA series classical acoustic/ electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2007. It was made in China. Until 2013 it was a spot model.
The GA3ECE features a classical body with a Venetian cutaway and a laminated spruce top on agathis back and sides with a gloss finish. The soundhole is round with a classical mosaic water slide decal. It has a mahogany neck with a 19-fret rosewood fingerboard. Components include an Ivorex II plastic saddle in a rosewood bridge, an Ivorex II nut, chrome classical tuning machines with pearl buttons and nylon strings. Electronics consist of an Ibanez under saddle pickup running into an AEQ200T preamp with an onboard tuner powered by a 9V battery and a ¼" stereo output.
For 2009 the back and sides were changed to catalpa. For 2010 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with black hardwood and the rosewood bridge was replaced with black dyed maple. For 2013 the fretboard and bridge reverted to rosewood and the nut and saddle were changed to ivory plastic. For 2016 the back and sides were changed back to agathis. For 2017 the preamp was replaced with the AEQ2T. For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was changed to ormosia and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with maple. For 2019 the fretboard was changed to nandu wood.
The GA3 is a similar standard acoustic model without the cutaway.