SOLD - Ibanez George Benson GB 10 Model – Japan 2000

by Ibanez

$3,495.00 21144
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“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.”

Features -

  • George Benson designed acoustic 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 Type

Hollowbody

Body Shape

Single Cutaway

Left-/Right-handed

Right-handed

Body Material

Maple

Top Material

Spruce

Body Finish

Polyurethane

Color

Brown Sunburst

Neck Material

3-piece Maple

Neck Shape

GB Prestige

Fingerboard Material

Ebony, 12" Radius

Fingerboard Inlay

Pearl/Abalone Block

Number of Frets

22

Scale Length

24.75"

Nut Width

1.6875"

Bridge/Tailpiece

Die-cast/Ebony

Tuners

OEM

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 its one owner who bought it new from a well known Sydney Ibanez dealer back in the day. There is little sign of wear and nothing on the guitar has been changed from its original specifications in its 20 year history. It plays beautifully and sounds great.

Please note this GB 10 was made in Japan in 2000, and is not one of the more recent, much cheaper models made elsewhere. This guitar is over 20 years old, it has settled & matured, been played in and speaks with a voice not necessarily apparent on a brand new guitar. And on this one, George Benson’s signature can be found on the internal label – see pic.

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.

Video demo of same model - https://youtu.be/c1YhSzF9p1s


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