George Benson and Ibanez began a creative journey 40 years ago. It started with the goal of building a guitar suited to please a master jazz musician. Along the way, a legendary instrument was created for guitarists of every genre, all over the world. Now, Ibanez proudly celebrates with the release of two magnificent 40th Anniversary models.
George Benson, an acknowledged master jazz guitarist and hit-making vocalist, needed an instrument that could both handle the rigors of the road and was compact enough to be able to be stashed in the overhead storage compartment of an airplane. Ibanez worked intensively with George to build a guitar that not only could travel, but could transcend.
In celebration of the GB10's long history, Ibanez is extremely pleased to introduce two new George Benson models, thus adding another exciting chapter to the ever evolving relationship between George and Ibanez. The GB40TH and GB40THII boast an exceptionally open, warm sound while providing an amazing response with smooth sustain.
The Limited Edition GB40TH, produced with the utmost precision in Japan, features a 3-piece maple GB set-in neck, flamed maple top, back and sides, a bound ebony fretboard and a mother-of-pearl GB40TH special inlay. Outfitted with GB Special pickups and an ebony bridge and GB40TH special tailpiece, the GB40TH is destined to become a legendary guitar, just like its forbearer, the GB10.
Neck Type: GB 3pc Maple set-in neck
Body: Flamed Maple Top/Back/Sides
Fretboard: Bound Ebony Fretboard w/ GB40TH Special Inlay
Fret: Medium Frets w/Prestige Fret Edge Treatment
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge: Ebony Bridge
Tailpiece: GB10 tailpiece w/40th Anniversary specially designed wood cover
Neck Pickup: GB special (H) neck pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Bridge Pickup: GB special (H) Bridge pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Factory Tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D. 5A, 6D
String: Flatwound Strings
String Gauge: .011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050
Hardware Color: Gold
Width: 43mm at NUT
Width: 57mm at 22F
Thickness: 20mm at 1F
Thickness: 23mm at 12F
Length: 18 7/8"
Width: 14 3/4"
Max Depth: 3 7/8
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