Ibanez GA3 Nylon String Classical Guitar

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Gearank Recommendation

The Ibanez GA3 was on our recommended list for Nylon String Guitars from February 2022 until September 2022 when it was out-ranked by the Yamaha C40II.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now guitars with higher ratings in our guide to The Best Classical & Nylon String Guitars.


Ibanez is known for affordable and playable guitars, a good example of which is the GA3.

It stays within familiar classical guitar design territory, but uses cheaper alternative tonewood to lower the price, while retaining Ibanez’ characteristic easy playability.

The top is made from laminate spruce, while the back and sides are made from laminate meranthi, a more readily available alternative to mahogany.

The neck follows traditional classical specs, topped with a flat radius fingerboard, built to Ibanez standards.


  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Meranthi
  • Finish: Natural High Gloss
  • Bridge: Nandu
  • Neck: Nyatoh
  • Fingerboard: Nandu
  • Scale Length: 25.6″
  • Nut Width: 2″


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