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Open-Box LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar Condition 1 - Mint Natural

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George Benson's tasteful tone, phrasing and incomparable sense of swing has ensured his place in the history of jazz guitar. Ibanez is extremely prou...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) An affordable archtop that celebrates over 30 years of collaboration.

George Benson's tasteful tone, phrasing and incomparable sense of swing has ensured his place in the history of jazz guitar. Ibanez is extremely proud of their long and fruitful relationship, now celebrating over 30 years of collaboration. The LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollow Electric Guitar is crafted from specially selected tonewoods, bone nut, Ebony fingerboard, hand-rolled frets and Ibanez's famous Super 58 pickups. Hardshell case included.

FEATURES
  • Super 58 Custom Pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues
  • The ebony fretboard with Artstar fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering
  • The bone nut provides richer tone from low to high
  • Comes with both wood and adjustable metal bridge
  • Custom designed tailpiece
  • Includes hardshell case

Choose a guitar that Benson also uses on stage. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Neck type: 3-pieece Artstar Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
  • Body: Spruce top/Flamed Maple back and sides
  • Fretboard: Bound ebony fretboard with pearl & abalone block inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets with Artstar fret edge treatment
  • Number of frets: 20 frets
  • Bridge: ART-1 bridge
  • Tailpiece: LGB30 tailpiece
  • Neck pickup: Super 58 custom (H) neck pickup
  • Bridge pickup: Super 58 custom (H) bridge pickup
  • Strings: Flatwound strings
  • Hardware color: Gold
  • Case/bag: Hardshell case included
  • Neck Dimensions
    • Scale: 628mm/24.75"
    • Width at Nut: 43mm
    • Width at Last Fret: 56mm
    • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
    • Thickness at 12th: 22mm (at 9F)
    • Radius: 305mm
    Body Dimensions
    • Length 19-1/2"
    • Width 15-3/4"
    • Max Depth 3-5/8"
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    IbanezLGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (10)
    • Fun to play (8)
    • Good feel (8)
    • Good pick up (8)
    • Solid electronics (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Recording (7)
    • Small venues (6)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    LGB30 Guitar

    I received this guitar and was astounded at how carefully it was packed,,,,perfect. I'll make this review brief....I bought this from MF and got a great deal on it....Read complete review

    I received this guitar and was astounded at how carefully it was packed,,,,perfect. I'll make this review brief....I bought this from MF and got a great deal on it. The set up was fine right out of the box. Excellent jazz tone and can be a versatile guitar with the different pickup settings. The instrument isn't big and clumsy, but comfortable to play with big tone. For the price, this is one of the best jazz boxes on the market today. The LGB30 does not sound like the Artcore guitars, which I consider to be too "tinny" to pull off jazz,,,, the spruce top really gives the guitar a great sound. Go ahead and buy one if you're looking for an affordable jazzbox,,,,you will not be disappointed. BTW,,Gibson has nothing at this pricepoint that could even hold a candle to the LGB30!!!!!!

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    Problems with two of these

    Not sure why my experience was so different than other reviewers on this guitar. I ordered a sunburst and couldn't wait to get it. I have a lot of guitars, mainly solid bodies,...Read complete review

    Not sure why my experience was so different than other reviewers on this guitar. I ordered a sunburst and couldn't wait to get it. I have a lot of guitars, mainly solid bodies, but I started getting into jazz and wanted a jazz guitar. I have a few other Ibanez guitars and have been mostly impressed with the quality. This guitar is a different story. I opened it up and the first thing I saw was that the covering on the case was split badly in one place. No big deal. It's just a case. The guitar looked great and sounded great. But then I noticed that the neck had way too much relief in it (bowed upwards). Ok, I went to adjust the truss rod and found that it was completely loose. That was completely unexpected. Seems like nobody even looked at it before it left Ibanez. I adjusted the truss rod to specification. After I did that, I found that there was a burr on the 3rd fret that would catch the second string. Also, several frets high on the neck were high, causing severe buzzing when the action was set to spec. That one went back. I wasn't going to put the kind of work required into a guitar that cost this much. MF sent a second one. Same truss rod situation - completely loose, too much bow. Adjusted that out and found high frets 13, 15 and 17. Back that one went too. I switched to a D'Angelico EXL-1. A world of difference! No problems with that guitar. Ibanez needs to pay more attention to the set up and finishing touches. Very disappointed in Ibanez. Much thanks to Musician's Friend for making the return process easy!

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    (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    LGB30 Guitar

    By Stratobill1

    from Georgia

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I received this guitar and was astounded at how carefully it was packed,,,,perfect. I'll make this review brief....I bought this from MF and got a great deal on it. The set up was fine right out of the box. Excellent jazz tone and can be a versatile guitar with the different pickup settings. The instrument isn't big and clumsy, but comfortable to play with big tone. For the price, this is one of the best jazz boxes on the market today. The LGB30 does not sound like the Artcore guitars, which I consider to be too "tinny" to pull off jazz,,,, the spruce top really gives the guitar a great sound. Go ahead and buy one if you're looking for an affordable jazzbox,,,,you will not be disappointed. BTW,,Gibson has nothing at this pricepoint that could even hold a candle to the LGB30!!!!!!

      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      man,, what a great guitar for the money.

      By Bobd

      from kalamazoo, mich.

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          If you are a jazz player, on a somewhat limited budget,,, and are looking for a good all-around jazz, jazz/blues guitar,, look no further. I think George must have made darn sure they got it right, and for the cost,, you simply cannot beat this guitar.. You don't need super heavy gauge strings on this guitar to get a jazz tone, 12's are plenty.. Think of what u get.. a nice thick chunk of ebany w/ abalone/pearl inlay on the tailpiece. wood on the pickguard. Real pearl/abalone on the fingerboard. bone nut.. good hardware,, real good tone. I mean this guitar REALLY sounds like george's stuff when u play his tunes...If you only have a grand to spend... do yourself a BIG favor...

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent quality, excellent value!

          By Kevin Blue

          from Anderson. SC

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Craftmanship
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Very responsive

          Cons

          • High 17th Fret

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Lower Volume Gigs
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is a knockout. Absolutely stunning looks. Overall workmanship is very good. I did have a high 17th fret. That was the only problem! The tone,feel,finish,and vibe rivals the Japanese models. If you are looking for a great all-around jazz guitar, look no further. This is designed to be a JAZZ guitar. It rejects feedback well, but it is a Hollow Body guitar. I am extremely picky and I must say, this is the best guitar I have bought in years.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          High end quality for reasonable price!

          By Pickalot

          from New Jersey, USA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

            Right out of the box this guitar exceeded my expectations. I've just got to say thank you to Mr. Benson and Ibanez for designing and building such a wonderful instrument!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This is a great jazz guitar

            By Geo

            from Fallbrook California

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

              I can't say enough positive comments....The sound is great, the finish is the best I've ever seen. Well worth the money.

               
              5.0

              HEAVENLY!!!

              By Mulie

              from Augusta, Georgia

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                Actually....this guitar has changed years of how I approach the electric guitar.
                As an almost strictly Telecaster player with the occasional Les Paul, Strat, SG, and good bit of Taylor
                I finally decided to see what a jazz style guitar would be like in my collection and I have fallen in love with flat wound heaven. Since the 60's I remember heavy gauge flat wounds to be tough on the fingers but the action set up perfect and the feel of this extremely high quality guitar I have found myself playing it constantly and being inspired to think melody more than riff. This guitar is awesome. Thanks Ibanez. Thanks Musician's Friend!!!

                 
                3.0

                Great guitar, marginal service

                By Otis Fret

                from Milwaukee WI

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                    Great jazz guitar.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Problems with two of these

                    By Too Many Guitars

                    from Connecticut

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                      Not sure why my experience was so different than other reviewers on this guitar. I ordered a sunburst and couldn't wait to get it. I have a lot of guitars, mainly solid bodies, but I started getting into jazz and wanted a jazz guitar. I have a few other Ibanez guitars and have been mostly impressed with the quality. This guitar is a different story. I opened it up and the first thing I saw was that the covering on the case was split badly in one place. No big deal. It's just a case. The guitar looked great and sounded great. But then I noticed that the neck had way too much relief in it (bowed upwards). Ok, I went to adjust the truss rod and found that it was completely loose. That was completely unexpected. Seems like nobody even looked at it before it left Ibanez. I adjusted the truss rod to specification. After I did that, I found that there was a burr on the 3rd fret that would catch the second string. Also, several frets high on the neck were high, causing severe buzzing when the action was set to spec. That one went back. I wasn't going to put the kind of work required into a guitar that cost this much. MF sent a second one. Same truss rod situation - completely loose, too much bow. Adjusted that out and found high frets 13, 15 and 17. Back that one went too. I switched to a D'Angelico EXL-1. A world of difference! No problems with that guitar. Ibanez needs to pay more attention to the set up and finishing touches. Very disappointed in Ibanez. Much thanks to Musician's Friend for making the return process easy!

                       
                      5.0

                      the best versatile guitar on earth

                      By Jerold

                      from Rock hill sc

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                        I have Gibson's, fenders, taylors and g&l guitar. The ibanez lgb30 is the best, most resonance guitar I have played.

                         
                        5.0

                        This guitar is amazing I wold buy it again.

                        By Jimmy

                        from San Diego USA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Nice jazz sound
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Jazz bands
                          • Jazz solo's
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

                          This is the best guitar I've ever played. I bought a Gibson a few years ago, and this guitar almost sounds better. One thing though, this guitar was $4000 cheaper. This guitar has craftsmanship of an instrument that would cost 3x as much. If you get this guitar you won't regret it. It is an amazing jazz guitar on an amazing budget.

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