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1981 Ibanez George Benson GB-10

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SN# G815176, 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; bound tortoise pickguard.

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 narrower, slimmer profile hugs the body closer than traditional big boxes, and the thicker laminated top significantly improved feedback resistance, for play at higher 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 to this day.

This guitar is in fine shape, with an attractive figured arched maple back, and shows no buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. The warmly ambered blonde finish is all original, with a few nicks and dings on the soundboard, mostly near the rims, and a bit of brown weathering around the soundholes. The highly polished original medium jumbo frets remain in excellent condition, the electronics work flawlessly, and the plating remains in gleaming condition. The guitar has smooth low action over a gentle D profile neck, with a solid ebony fingerboard.

Compact, versatile and elegantly designed, this guitar is a best buy, and a fine example of one of the most popular gig guitars of all time. One only: call now.

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 black deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.


































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