From Ibanez – “George Benson’s guitar of choice for decades has been his signature Ibanez GB 10 hollowbody electric. Every inch of the GB 10 proudly exudes Ibanez’s pride in their craftsmanship and attention to detail. A thick spruce top caps the compact maple body for a sound that is both clear and round. That sound is translated through a custom set of GB humbucking pickups. And the guitar is outfitted from headstock to strap pin with beautiful adornments such as mother-of-pearl and abalone inlay and multi-ply binding.”
George Benson was heavily involved in the design of his GB 10 hollowbody electric guitar. His input extends from the compact body dimensions to smaller details that add up to a supremely playable instrument. The guitar’s tension-adjustable tailpiece tailors the instruments feel to your preferences. Benson specified a brass nut for its rounder tone. Even the set of pearlized tuning knobs were chosen for their resistance to corrosion.
The Ibanez GB 10 is superb for that warm jazz sound that has propelled George Benson’s biggest hits. The custom-wound GB special humbucking pickups deliver that woody sound while remaining articulate and clear. Switch to the bridge humbucker and you’ll find that the GB10 is capable of a lot more than its traditional jazz voice. The distinctive construction of the guitar’s hollow body also plays a major role in its voice. A thicker-than-average spruce top enhances clarity while fighting feedback, while the compact dimensions add focus to its tone.
- George Benson designed acoustic hollow body electric jazz guitar
- Floating custom-wound GB mini humbucking pickups
- Thicker spruce top and a smaller body rejects feedback
- Die-cast bridge allows separate tension adjustment of treble and bass strings
- GB Prestige set-In neck
- Beautiful binding and inlay adornments
|Body Shape||Single Cutaway|
|Neck Material||3-piece Maple|
|Neck Shape||GB Prestige|
|Fingerboard Material||Ebony, 12″ Radius|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Pearl/Abalone Block|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Neck Pickup||GB Special Alnico Humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||GB Special Alnico Humbucker|
|Controls||2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle|
This GB 10 is in fabulous, original condition. It has been well cared for by a fastidious owner. There is little sign of wear and nothing on the guitar has been changed from its original specifications in its 20 year history
Please note this GB 10 was made in Tokyo’s revered Fujigen factory in 1997, and is not one of the more recent Korean made, much cheaper models. The fit and finish on this guitar is top notch, with stunning attention to detail. The binding around the body, fretboard, headstock, and F-holes is excellent. The frets are smooth, polished and show no wear. And the mother-of-pearl and abalone fretboard and headstock inlays are quite beautiful.
Comes in its original Ibanez hard shell case in excellent condition.