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Harrison GB Custom Honeyburst, 2015 – (No Longer Available)


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The Harrison GB Custom has become a very successful instrument for jazz guitarists, and was developed with the late Gary Benson, a prominent Toronto player and teacher.

This Harrison GB Custom features a Quilted Maple cap on a chambered Mahogany body and a Mahogany neck with a Maple-bound Ebony fingerboard fitted with Stainless Steel frets. The custom built tailpiece is also Ebony. Electronics include a single Lindy Fralin modern humbucker pickup in the neck position, with a push/pull volume control that switches the coil configuration between Series and Parallel.

This example dates to 2015 and was built at Douglas Harrison’s shop in Toronto, Canada. It is in very clean condition with very little wear of any kind. Wearing out the Stainless Steel frets is going to be very slow process!

The original Harrison hard shell case by Armitage is included.

Here’s Douglas Harrison on the  GB Model:

The G.B. model was designed in cooperation with respected jazz guitarist Gary Benson. Gary and Doug both wanted an instrument with archtop qualities, but without the tendency to feedback at higher volume levels. This design satisfies both requirements, as well as being a very comfortable guitar to play.

There are currently two versions of the basic design.

Version 1 has a chambered (mostly hollow) body, with a solid section under the bridge. This offers best feedback rejection and increased sustain. Version 1 is available with or without “S” holes.

Version 2 has an “X” braced top with a more open body. This gives more acoustic output and more closely matches the archtop sustain characteristics.Version 2 comes with “S” holes as a standard feature.

Harrison GB Custom Specifications:


  • 14.25″ body width
  • 25″ scale length
  • Hand-carved spruce top with or without “S” holes
  • Chambered mahogany body
  • 3 piece mahogany neck with ebony or rosewood fretboard
  • Stainless steel frets
  • Bridge, pickguard and tailpiece of ebony or rosewood
  • Single humbucker pick-up
  • Schaller mini M-6 or Gotoh 510 tuners
  • Custom Ameritage case


Price: $5,250.00 CAD
  • Model: GB Custom
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Honeyburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 5515, built 2015 in Toronto Canada
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 03/12/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.73lbs 3.06kg
  • Scale Length: 25in 635mm
  • Nut Width: 1.77in 45mm
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