Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Chris Saunders
Posts: 222
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:42 pm

Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Post by Chris Saunders » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:08 am

Hi,

I wonder if anyone knows anything about this guitar, perhaps what its value might be?

http://www.usedvictoria.com/ReportSelec ... ion=1&hb=1

Thank you in advance :merci:

Chris Saunders

Philosopherguy
Posts: 947
Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:40 am
Location: Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Re: Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Post by Philosopherguy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:47 am

If you search enough on the forum here you will find out some information. Apparently, the GA-120S was a lower end model and the S denotes that it has a solid top. But the back and sides are laminate. The 120 was laminate rosewood.

As far as the current value, I'm not sure. My instinct would say that $500 is likely high, considering that for not much more you can go and get something brand new with similar specs.

If you want something older and Japanese, you would be best to keep your eyes open for an older Yamaha GC series guitar that might go for a similar price. I have seen some GC3A's in passing for around the same money. For a little bit more you could likely even find one of the GC models that were all solid. Just be patient. I think you would find that the Yamaha GC series would likely be much better than that low model Ibanez. There were some higher level Ibanez that I have heard good things about, but that isn't one of them.

Good luck! Search on the forum here and you will find more.

Martin
*************************************************************
2013 Ramirez 130 Anos - Spruce
2013 Ramirez 4NE - Cedar
1998 Dean Harrington - Spruce
1977 Kuniharu Nobe - Spruce
1971 Yamaha GC3 - Spruce

Chris Saunders
Posts: 222
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:42 pm

Re: Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Post by Chris Saunders » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:52 am

Thank you very much Martin, I really appreciate it.

Chris
Philosopherguy wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:47 am
If you search enough on the forum here you will find out some information. Apparently, the GA-120S was a lower end model and the S denotes that it has a solid top. But the back and sides are laminate. The 120 was laminate rosewood.

As far as the current value, I'm not sure. My instinct would say that $500 is likely high, considering that for not much more you can go and get something brand new with similar specs.

If you want something older and Japanese, you would be best to keep your eyes open for an older Yamaha GC series guitar that might go for a similar price. I have seen some GC3A's in passing for around the same money. For a little bit more you could likely even find one of the GC models that were all solid. Just be patient. I think you would find that the Yamaha GC series would likely be much better than that low model Ibanez. There were some higher level Ibanez that I have heard good things about, but that isn't one of them.

Good luck! Search on the forum here and you will find more.

Martin

User avatar
rinneby
Posts: 1015
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:52 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Post by rinneby » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:08 am

Martin is right.

The Ibanez GA-120S was part of the "Andorra Conservatory" series, produced in the 80s. However, it wasn't the lowest model. Below was GA-100S, GA-120, GA-100, GA-80 and GA-60. Above those were the "Recital" series with GA-300S and GA-400S, GA-500S and GA-600S. The top of the line was called Mastercraft GS-10 and 15, sometimes referred to as GA1000 and GA1200.

Your guitar seems to be in "ok" condition, but certainly not mint, I would say a fair price is somewhere between 300-400 dollars max, IF and only IF, you like it.

All the best
/Jon
Last edited by rinneby on Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.
1992 - Manuel Bellido
2007 - Curt Claus Voigt Torres
2016 - Federico Sheppard

Feel free to ask me anything about Japanese classical guitars.

Chris Saunders
Posts: 222
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:42 pm

Re: Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Post by Chris Saunders » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:49 pm

Thank you Jon, excellent information.

Chris
rinneby wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:08 am
Martin is right.

The Ibanez GA-120S was part of the "Andorra Conservatory" series, produced in the 80s. However, It wasn't the lowest model. Below was GA-100S, GA-120, GA-100, GA-80 and GA-60. Above those were the "Recital" series with GA-300S and GA-400S, GA-500S and GA-600S. The top of the line was called Mastercraft GS-10 and 15, sometimes referred to as GA1000 and GA1200.

Your guitar seems to be in "ok" condition, but certainly not mint, I would say a far price is somewhere between 300-400 dollars max, IF and only IF, you like it.

All the best
/Jon

Laudiesdad69
Posts: 1553
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Re: Ibanez Classical guitar model GA-120S value?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:01 am

A music store would likely offer you $125 dollars for it and turn around and take $250.00 after pricing it at about $300.00. I agree with Martin, a good yamaha GC guitar would be money better spent. At least you would be able to recoup most of your money if you sell it later with the Yamaha. And, you will get a way better instrument.

Return to “Advice on buying, selling or valuing a guitar”