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2020 Ibanez George Benson Signature GB-10

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SN# F2016242, Benson hand signed label

Body size at lower bout: 14 1/2" Body depth: 2 1/4" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut width: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/12th frets: .74/.85

Materials: Arched spruce top, arched 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; grained ivoroid binding and heelcap.

Hardware: 100% original hardware including bound tortoise pickguard; 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.

Notes: Introduced in 1978, the Ibanez George Benson GB-10 model was the first artist model in the company's history, and remains the longest running as well. Designed to the detailed specifications of Benson himself, the GB-10 was a breakthrough design for the modern player. The slimmer profile hugs the body closer than traditional big boxes, and the thicker laminated top significantly increased feedback resistance, for performance at a wide variety of volume levels.

This guitar is crafted with a handsomely figured maple back, and solid ebony fingerboard. 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 to this day.

A premium Signature model Benson (not to be confused with the budget SE version) this genuine Japanese made guitar is crafted in the renowned Fujigen factory. This guitar is in 100% original showroom condition, with no appreciable playwear: even the original pickguard protector film has never been removed. Smooth low action with a fresh high-precision setup over a slim, elegant D profile neck, effortless in the hand.

Versatile, comfortable, and hardworking: a true classic for the performing player. One only: call now.

Setup: Trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation strobe tuned; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge conditioned; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings. 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 Ibanez deluxe black molded fiberglass plush lined hardshell case.


















































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