NAMM 2017: Ibanez Launches George Benson 40th Anniversary Signature Model

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To celebrate its 40-year relationship with jazz legend George Benson, Ibanez is proud to introduce the new George Benson 40th Anniversary Signature Model.

The first George Benson Signature Guitar was introduced in 1977. Since then, Benson’s critically acclaimed signature models have been embraced worldwide, and become synonymous with the beloved jazz legend.

The GB40THII features a solid spruce top, matched with stunning flamed maple back and sides. A comfortably narrower, hollow body, with a slim three-piece maple set-in neck, creates an exceptionally warm, open sound with excellent response, projection and sustain.

The specially designed 40th anniversary inlay on the headstock, bridge and tailpiece, along with gold hardware, add a touch of elegance to this beautifully designed tribute to the enduring relationship between dedicated guitar maker and gifted artist.

  • GB 3pc maple set-in neck (22 frets)
  • Solid spruce top/flamed maple back & sides
  • Bound ebony fretboard w/acrylic inlay
  • Medium frets w/Artstar fret edge treatment
  • Half-bone/Half-brass nut
  • Ebony bridge w/40th Anniversary special Pearloid inlay
  • GB10 tail piece w/40th Anniversary specially designed wood cover
  • GB Special neck pu
  • GB Special bridge pu
  • Flatwound Strings
  • Gold Hardware
  • Antique Amber (AA) finish
  • Hard shell case included.

List: $1,999.99

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