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2004 Ibanez George Benson GB-10

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SN# FD432825, Original Series Benson signature label

Body size at lower bout: 14 1/2" Body depth: 2 1/4" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Materials: Arched spruce top, birdseye maple back and sides; solid three piece maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard with split-block pearl inlays; GB logo peghead inlay; five-ply top binding, triple bound back and neck, bone nut with brass zero fret.

Hardware: 100% original hardware includes inlaid ebony adjustable bridge; gold sealed tuners; twin gold GB Special Johnny Smith style floating humbucking pickups; volume and tone controls with amber speed knobs; tortoise inlaid gold die-cast split tailpiece with individual adjuster knobs, 5-ply bound tortoise pickguard.

Notes: Introduced in 1978, the George Benson GB-10 model was Ibanez' first, and longest running artist model, remaining in continuous production to this day. Designed to specifications detailed by Benson himself, the GB-10 was a breakthrough design for the modern player. The narrower, slimmer profile hugs the body closer than traditional big boxes, and the thicker laminated top significantly increased feedback resistance at increased volume levels. Deluxe features include the tension-adjustable tailpiece, bound f-holes, inlaid ebony bridge, and twin GB special floating pickups. Small wonder the GB-10 has remained one of the world's most popular and versatile jazz guitars.

This example is in immaculate 100% original condition, and the body shows attractive slab-cut figure in the handsome blonde finish. Lovingly maintained, the instrument appears virtually unplayed, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. With top-flight 100% Japanese craftsmanship, this guitar is an outstanding example of one of the most popular gig guitars of all time.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel wound strings (.013-.057). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe plush hardshell case.


































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