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Ibanez GB10 George Benson Hollowbody Electric  Brown Sunburst

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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...Read More

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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 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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An exceptional guitar worthy of a great artist.

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 16 reviews)

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GB10 EQUALS PERFECT 10

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...Read complete review

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!!!!

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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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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.

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    (0 of 9 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

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      (6 of 23 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?

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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!!!!

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fret Board smoth as butter spread on bread

      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.

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      (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.

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      (2 of 2 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

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best - nothing more to say!

      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.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Jazzbox for gigging

      By WoodyTone

      from New Fairfield, CT

      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.

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      (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.

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