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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez GB10 George Benson Model Sunburst, 2005


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This Ibanez GB10 George Benson model was built during 2005 for Ibanez by FujiGen Gakki at Matsumoto in the Nagano province of Japan. While most of the GB10’s have been built by FujiGen, during the 1980’s some were built by Terada.

The Ibanez George Benson GB10 has been in production since 1977 along with other versions of the model, and they are as practical as when introduced. The GB models features two ‘floating’ mini-humbucking pickups, one attached to the fingerboard tag and the other to the pickguard. Neither contacts the pressed, laminate Spruce top though the pickguard has a small support post.

Around 1977, the great Jazz guitarist George Benson entered into a collaboration with Ibanez to produce a series of signature archtop electric guitars, including the Ibanez George Benson 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 spruce top is arched to dramatically reduce feedback at performance volumes. The sides, back and neck are Maple, with Ebony for the bound fingerboard and bridge base.

This Ibanez GB10 was built for Ibanez by FujiGen Gakki at Matsumoto in the Nagano province of Japan. It is in very good, clean condition with only the lightest wear. It plays well, and is currently strung with flatwounds. The back of the head sports a Team J Craft logo; this group builds the highest level of Ibanez products.

The original hard shell case is included.

Ibanez GB10 George Benson Specifications:

  • Neck type: GB3pc Maple set-in neck
  • Top/back/side: Spruce top Maple back, Maple sides
  • Fretboard: Bound Ebony with Acrylic & Abalone block inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets Prestige fret edge treatment
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Bridge: Ebony bridge
  • String spacing: 10.4mm
  • Tailpiece: GB10 tailpiece
  • Neck pickup: GB special (H) neck pickup Passive/Alnico
  • Bridge pickup: GB special (H) bridge pickup Passive/Alnico
  • String gauge: .011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050
  • Nut: Half-Bone/Half-Brass nut
  • Hardware color: Gold
  • Scale Length : 628mm/24.7″
  • Fingerboard Width at nut: 43mm at NUT
  • Fingerboard Width at body: 57mm at 22F
  • Neck Thickness at head 20mm at 1F
  • Neck Thickness at body 23mm at 12F
  • Radius : 305mmR

Price: $3,000.00 CAD
  • Model: GB10 George Benson
  • Year: 2005
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: F0528628, built during 2005 at FujiGen, Matsumoto, Nagano Japan
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 21/04/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.524lbs 3.42kg
  • Scale Length: 24.76in 629mm
  • Nut Width: 1.732in 44mm
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