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Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS Sunburst Thinline Archtop Guitar, 1986

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The Ibanez George Benson GB10 BS is still in production as are other versions of the model, and they are as practical as when introduced. This model features two ‘floating’ mini-humbucking pickups, one attached to the fingerboard tag and the other to the pickguard. Neither contacts the top though the pickguard has a small support post.

In the 1980s, the great Jazz guitarist George Benson entered into a collaboration with Ibanez to produce a series of signature archtop electric guitars, including the GB10 and its fancier sisters. These guitars were immediately popular with other jazz players, because the design addresses real needs. The body is comfortably compact, and while its hollow, F-hole body design provides real archtop resonance, responsiveness and ‘thump’, the solid spruce top is carved to dramatically reduce feedback at performance volumes.

This example of the Ibanez George Benson GB10 production dates to June 1986 at the Terada plant that produces so many fine instruments. This guitar is in very good, original condition, with only a small dent near the toggle switch and very light finish scuffing on the back, from a stand. It plays well and cleanly, and is currently strung with flat wound strings.

The original hard shell case is included.


 

Price: $2299.99 CAD
  • Model: GB10 George Benson
  • Year: 1986
  • Finish Brown Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 04/04/2018

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  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Instrument Weight: 7.3lbs 3.3kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.69in

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