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 SOLD  1979 Ibanez GB-10
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I am very haapy to be able to introduce Ibanez GB10 finally, as one of Ibanez's 4 major signature hollow bodies, i.e. Lee Ritenour, Joe Pass, John Scofield and George Benson. Among those GB series is apparanetly top of the range and there are many spots on the guitar suggesting the greatest attention has been paid to the furthest detail. Applying the combination of spruce top + maple body + ebody fretboard was one of those, and across the fretboard, pearl and abalone inlay were nicely put. Also remarkably, George Benson inscription on 21st fret is comparable to the supplementary nut in addition to ivoroid one between the 1st fret and headstock. Looking around the peg tuners, again the ideas of luxury was portrayed by specially-designed half bone/half brass nut.

Floating pickups is another brilliant idea. Co-designed by George Benson for hollow bodies at higher volumes, floating bridge pickups eliminate feedback and play warm, well rounded output with less feedback. You may easily lift up/down by single screwing from the top of the pick guard. This also gets rid of the pickup rings, making the pickups stand out and the gold hardware shinier.

Interpreting the serial number, the guitar is manufactured in 1979. Cracks at neck joint of the rear body and some dents on the front were unavoidable from the guitar aging. A concerned collector would take it to the luthier. With this in mind I am putting the relative lower price and let you judge how valuable and meaningful of having the great GB10 would be...