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A gorgeous and sweet-toned hollowbody, it features a spruce top, maple back and sides, and the George Benson neck shape. Its George Benson Special pi...Click To Read More About This Product

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An exceptional guitar worthy of a great artist.

A gorgeous and sweet-toned hollowbody, it features a spruce top, maple back and sides, and the George Benson neck shape. Its George Benson Special pickups are designed specifically for hollowbody guitars played at high volume. Ebony fretboard and bridge. Medium frets for easier note bending. Headstock and fretboard inlays dress it up for showtime and its distinctive tailpiece tops off the package.

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FEATURES
  • Spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • George Benson 3-piece maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard with 21 medium frets with pearl abalone inlays
  • Ebony bridge
  • Headstock, bridge inlays
  • Body, neck, and headstock binding
  • George Benson Special IBZ humbuckers
  • Unique design trapeze tailpiece
  • One strap button behind the tailpiece (strap can be tied to neck or another pin can be installed)
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IbanezGB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Great Instrument

I Just received mine today and it was well worth the wait for the natural finish (I originally ordered it last December, 2015). I particularly like the floating pickups. It allows this...Read complete review

I Just received mine today and it was well worth the wait for the natural finish (I originally ordered it last December, 2015). I particularly like the floating pickups. It allows this semi acoustic shallow body to
project well without amplification. So, it is nice to play un-amplified for practice and for and with friends.
It is light weight. Without a strap button mounted on the neck side of the body, it needs an unconventional
strap (that would attach to the head). Pleasantly, there is an extra matching strap button included, that can be mounted for a conventional strap setup.
The body is small, so is a bit awkward to play in the lap. I also like that the neck meets the body at the 15th instead of the 14th or 18th fret. It gives the illusion that the neck is short, but it isn't.
Hopefully it will appreciate over the years.

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Nice Guitar But,,,,

I'm quite disappointed with the microphonic mini pickups. When I play I pick mostly over the front pickup. Even the frets at the top are microphonic because the pickup is attached to the neck...Read complete review

I'm quite disappointed with the microphonic mini pickups. When I play I pick mostly over the front pickup. Even the frets at the top are microphonic because the pickup is attached to the neck by a bracket. Tone is very good and if you learn to play between the pickups, no "pick click". I thought about ordering another GB model, but I hear the others are the same. I've lowered the pickup by removing screws and seems to be better now, but tone is a little less. Other than that little irritation, it's a great guitar.
Nice features and like the workmanship other than the pickups. Really nice pots, very smooth. The neck inlay is beautiful, tuners very nice, binding and finish are great. This is one beautiful guitar.
One of the highest quality guitars I've ever owned (have ten guitars) except for the pickups.
Musicians Friend pretty much can't be beat for price, I tried. Free shipping and a huge discount? How do they do it?

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(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GB10 EQUALS PERFECT 10

By JG85

from South Carolina

Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

The Ibanez GB10 Hollowbody is simply one of the smoothest guitars I have ever laid my hands on. The tone is 100 percent Benson when played through a decent amp. A lot of manufacturers should take note on this guitar because every time you pick it up you can feel that you are playing a top quality instrument, and you didn't have to pay $10,000 to get it. Thank you Ibanez, Thank you Mr. Benson for such an incredible guitar!!!!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GB10-A Solid Performer

By Bertski

from Cape Cod, MA

Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

I bought my GB10 mail order in 1984 when I lived out of the country. It was recommended by my guitar teacher who is STILL playing his, as well. He made the recommendation based on the consistent quality of the guitar. After 25 years it still plays like a dream and inspires me.

(6 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nice Guitar But,,,,

By doug hulstine

from Colorado.

Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

I'm quite disappointed with the microphonic mini pickups. When I play I pick mostly over the front pickup. Even the frets at the top are microphonic because the pickup is attached to the neck by a bracket. Tone is very good and if you learn to play between the pickups, no "pick click". I thought about ordering another GB model, but I hear the others are the same. I've lowered the pickup by removing screws and seems to be better now, but tone is a little less. Other than that little irritation, it's a great guitar.
Nice features and like the workmanship other than the pickups. Really nice pots, very smooth. The neck inlay is beautiful, tuners very nice, binding and finish are great. This is one beautiful guitar.
One of the highest quality guitars I've ever owned (have ten guitars) except for the pickups.
Musicians Friend pretty much can't be beat for price, I tried. Free shipping and a huge discount? How do they do it?

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Tone & Very Playable

By bjazzyjett

from Lexington, KY

Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

I've been playing jazz guitar for nearly 20 years and this guitar is extremely rugged despite its fragile exterior. Most importantly, it is delightful to play as the neck and action make chordal voicings easy (like Giant Steps) and again, it has a wonderfully warm tone. I've had two of GB-10s thus far and both have been of superior workmanship.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Must

By Golden Gate 06

from San Francisco, Ca

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Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

I was searching for a great jazz guitar, which would still be comfortable for a rock guitar player. This is a great axe. It is comfortable to play, has great tone, and the playability and workmanship are superb.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Elegantly compact for a high quality archtop.

By Imhotep 256

from Huntsville, AL

Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

Tonal quality is superb for a Jazz set. Easy to maneuever. Perfect archtop for gigging.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Instrument

By bluefret

from Talent, Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    I Just received mine today and it was well worth the wait for the natural finish (I originally ordered it last December, 2015). I particularly like the floating pickups. It allows this semi acoustic shallow body to
    project well without amplification. So, it is nice to play un-amplified for practice and for and with friends.
    It is light weight. Without a strap button mounted on the neck side of the body, it needs an unconventional
    strap (that would attach to the head). Pleasantly, there is an extra matching strap button included, that can be mounted for a conventional strap setup.
    The body is small, so is a bit awkward to play in the lap. I also like that the neck meets the body at the 15th instead of the 14th or 18th fret. It gives the illusion that the neck is short, but it isn't.
    Hopefully it will appreciate over the years.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best - nothing more to say!

    By Paul B-Bcgbr

    from UK

    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    A superb instrument. I've owned one for over 8 years now. Expensive but worth it. Top quality workmanship and components. Absolutely precise. Sounds just fantastic. Try it with Thomastik GB flatwound strings.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Jazzbox for gigging

    By WoodyTone

    from New Fairfield, CT

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    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    I bought this blonde GB10 new last July. After almost 30 years playing a vintage Gibson Johnny Smith, it has become my main playing axe. While the sound isn't quite the same 'Classic' sound as my JS, it still holds its own quite nicely with a unique jazz sound all its own. The action is easy , fast and extremely comfortable. Having been into the larger archtops for so long, I've been completely seduced by the smaller size of this guitar. It can be manhandled - all the features are well thought out, and the workmanship on these guitars is impeccable, in a day and age where we've come to expect something less. This guitar looks great, sounds great, and is easy to play. I've always loved George Benson's playing and I love this GB10.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GB10 A Guitarists Guitar

    By Ivorg

    from Sydney australia

    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    Hi my name is Ivor and I've being playing A GB10 for about 16 years, As a working musicians guitar you simply cannot go past it! I actually have a blonde which I was lucky enough to get from George Benson himself!!I also have a GB100 which has a qualtiy of its own! Irecommend any 'SERIOUS' guitar player to invest in a GB10 before they stop making it !!You will have a life time of the most enjoyable playing!! I use flat wound gauge 14's on the 10 and flatwound 13's on the hundred! the tone is simply delicious!! Go get one today

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Ori

    from Israel

    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    An amazing guitar, very comfortable and great sound.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The sweetest guitar ever

    By Swift

    from Housatonic, MA

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    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    I bought a used GB about 15 years ago and I can't stand to play any other electric guitar. This guitar is the finest instrument I have ever played. Other guitars need a nice tube amp or whatever, this guitar has all the tone you need by itself. The Jazz Chorus amp is perfect for it because of it's flat response, it lets you hear the guitar. It has a very versatile sound and is easy to play. If god plays a guitar, this is it.

    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fret Board smoth as butter spread on bread

    By FGuitar250

    from NY

    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    I am an owner of the anniversary Gb12 the same as the GB10 just a few amenaties added. Once you pick up this instrument you will never want another jazz guitar. The feel, the sound quality is sweet. Make sure you have a quality amp. For a toy amp for this guitar is no Justice. Let's put it this way even your girl friend if she never played guitar and felt this fret board would want you to have one and one for her.

     
    5.0

    A great jazz box that will last your entire career

    By Jon

    from Netherlands, at the moment

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • No replacement case seems available.

    Best Uses

    • This is a working guitar, born to perform

    Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

    I've owned my GB 10 since 1984. I prefer it to most of the other GB models because of it's size and tone. This guitar has been through it all, serving it's 30+ years up front and as back-up, and has never been on the repair bench. The case is worn out, but the guitar just keeps playing. Keep think I'll need a new one, but it may outlast me.

    (0 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Korean GB10

    By None

    from NM

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

      Regret buying

       
      5.0

      Sweet jazz guitar

      By kevin-mlL48

      from San Jose California

      Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

      It always hits the right spot when it comes to lonely late night tones. Smooth jazzy sound always gives good touch to the mind..I highly recommend this guitar to any serious jazz guitarist.

       
      5.0

      FinallyaGB4me

      By Great-QsuN8

      from white plains, NY

      Comments about Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric:

      I'll tell you now this review is straight up 10 across the board. What can I say about this axe. I've wanted one for about 3yrs. Finally got one and it is everything and more than I imagined. I can almost taste the tone embellished from this guitar.

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