Ibanez GB40THII George Benson, Antique Amber

  • 2 X Special GB Pickups Eliminate Undesirable Feedback
  • Hardshell Case Included For Storage & Transportation
  • Half-Bone & Half Brass Nut Offers Durability & Longevity
  • Crafted With Spruce Top & Flamed Maple Body For Rich Tone
  • Medium Frets With Fret Edge Treatment For Smooth Feel & Comfort

Ibanez GB40THII George Benson, Antique Amber

Details
The Ibanez GB40THII George Benson Signature Semi Acoustic Guitar has been especially designed in collaboration with George Benson, an American Jazz guitarist. This stunning hollow body guitar features a solid spruce top, along with a flame maple body for a warm, responsive tone with a powerful acoustic projection. For added volume, a pair of GB special humbucking pickups are included for that signature Jazz tone. The GB40THII also includes a 3-piece maple neck, along with a bound ebony fingerboard with 22 medium frets. Other features include a pair of classic F holes, ornate inlays, single-cutaway and many more. This guitar is ideal for players wanting to achieve a classic jazz tone.

Product Ref: 83907

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George Benson

Born in Pennsylvania, America, George Benson is a guitarist and singer-songwriter primarily known for his solo career in Jazz, R &B, Soul and Funk, and for hits such as 'Give me the night'. From the early age of seven, Benson has been performing to audiences alone and also collaborating with others well known musicians. As a former child prodigy, Benson has had a successful career and even received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Benson has many signature guitars with Ibanez, offering the perfect combination of comfort and tone for achieving Jazz and Funk.

Solid Spruce & Flame Maple

This George Benson Signature guitar features a combination of solid spruce and flame maple, for a superb tone and stunning aesthetics. The spruce top offers a broad dynamic range and accommodates a wide variety of playing styles. Spruce is a common choice for soundboards, as its longevity and strength provide a sturdy structure, as well as an ideal diaphragm for sound transmission. Combined with flame maple, players can achieve a loud, projective acoustic tone that sounds great. With its hollow body, the GB40THII delivers a resonant tone that can be used acoustically or amplified. A pair of classic F sound holes are also included, and provide an authentic 1950s appearance as well as add to the overall sound delivery. Benson fans will love this new model, and the variety of signature jazz tones on offer.

Neck & Fingerboard

As well as a lightweight body, the GB40THII is also equipped with a 3-piece maple neck with an ebony fingerboard and 22 medium frets. Ebony is a great choice for fingerboards, as its natural smoothness reduces finger fatigue, for fast playing styles. Ebony is also an ideal platform for percussive styles such as tapping or hammer-ons.

George Benson Special Pickups

For added volume, the GB40THII is equipped with special floating custom-wound humbucking pickups, that have been especially design in collaboration with George Benson. These special pickups deliver that classic warm jazz sound that Benson is known for, as well as articulation and clarity. These pickups also eliminate undesirable feedback, for a clean sound on stage and in the studio.Their floating appearance provides a distinctive appearance, that many players will love.

About Ibanez

Over the past 30 years, Ibanez Guitars have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for Electric Guitar players pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Although Ibanez guitars have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980’s that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now with a huge artist clientele across the globe Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.

Features

  • George Benson signature model
  • Equipped with special GB pickups that eliminate undesirable feedback
  • Hardshell case included for storage and transportation
  • 3-Piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard and 22 medium frets
  • Half-bone and half brass nut offers a durability and longevity
  • Crafted with spruce top and flamed maple body for a rich tone with a powerful acoustic projection
  • Classic F sound holes allow the acoustic tone to be projected forward
  • Bound ebony fingerboard is perfect for percussive styles such as tapping and hammer on
  • Medium frets with Artstar fret edge treatment for a smooth feel and comfort
  • Stunning Mother of Pearl inlays
  • Single-cutaway design is perfect for reaching the higher frets
  • D'Addario flatwound strings provide a great feel and a rich tone, perfect for Jazz

Specifications

Body

  • Series: Signature
  • Body Top: Solid Spruce
  • Body Back: Flamed Maple
  • Body Binding: Black
  • Body Finish: Antique Amber
  • Body Colour: Amber

Neck

  • Neck Material: 3-Piece Maple
  • Neck Joint: Set-In
  • Scale Length: 24.7"
  • Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Arstar fret edge treatment
  • Nut: Half Bone & Half Brass
  • Position Inlays: Special GB Inlay

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: GB Special
  • Neck Pickup: GB Special
  • Bridge: Ebony Bridge
  • Strings: Flatwound
  • Pickguard: Black
  • Case: Hardshell Case