Ibanez may mainly be known for making dream guitars for shredders but they also make some of the worlds best hollow and semi hollow guitars. This level of quality is what drew in jazz legend Geroge Benson to the brand who has for years had a series of signature guitars ranging from the prestige to the affordable. Now the pinnacle is here with this stunning GB10 in Brown Sunburst.
Made In Japan
If you have played any Ibanez guitar you know that every guitar coming out with an Ibanez badge is going to be made very well. So when you see one with the 'made in Japan' markings like this GB10 you know that you are in for a very special treat. Working with only the best tools and luthiers in the area Ibanez's Japan factory is synonymous with accuracy and consistency when it comes to their guitars.
As this is one of the higher end models in the George Benson line it has to use only the best parts available. So the body is made out of a Spruce top with Maple back and sides like the traditional jazz box guitars we all love. March this up with the 3 piece maple set neck that has been topped with a wonderful piece of bound Ebony for the fretboard finished with Acrylic and Abalone inlays.
George Benson is a man who like his tones as smooth as they come. When it came to fitting out this beast of a guitar Ibanez wanted to capture his exact tone in this guitar so they went for a set of floating GB special pickups for next to no feedback and a large, full sounding clean tone that will suit any jazz style.
Here's what Ibanez say about the GB10
Our longest running artist signature model celebrates its Thirtieth Anniversary in the U.S.A. Floating pickups, thicker top and a smaller, full-acoustic body reject feedback.
- neck type: GB 3pc Maple set-in neck
- body: Spruce top/Maple back & sides
- fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard w/Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
- fret: Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
- number of frets: 22 frets
- bridge: Ebony bridge
- tailpiece: GB10 tailpiece
- neck pickup: GB special (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- bridge pickup: GB special (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- string: Flatwound strings
- hardware color: Gold