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Vintage 1978 Ibanez George Benson GB-10 Hollow Body Electric Guitar Sunburst Finish

SOLD

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Description

What makes this guitar special: 100% original & in great shape despite some minor body binding issues. High-quality construction with superb fit & finish, this gorgeous GB-10 is a definite must-have for the discerning, professional player. Professionally inspected & set up by the experts at Cream City Music, so it's ready to hit the stage upon arrival.

Cosmetic Condition: Wonderful shape for being 40 years old & showing signs of very little play wear. The body binding has aged over the years with lots of cracks & bits that have flaked off. The rest of the guitar is pretty clean with various surface scratches & some tarnish on the gold hardware. Overall the guitar looks great & displays & gorgeous patina.

Neck: Slender profile maple neck with nicely aged 3-ply binding & black side-dots. Ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl & abalone block inlays. George Benson's name is in the 21st fret inlay. Frets are in great shape with practically no wear. 3-ply bound headstock with mother of pearl inlay & George Benson signature on the truss rod cover. Ibanez Pat Pend tuners with pearloid buttons in perfect working condition. 1 11/16" nut width, double layered with brass; 25" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body: Single-cutaway, hollow body with bound F-holes. GB-10 brass tailpiece with tortoise inlays. Compensated ebony bridge with mother of pearl inlays. There are screw holes on either side of the bridge & into the top. Spruce top with 3-ply binding; maple sides & back also with 3-ply binding. 5-ply bound tortoise pickguard; gold & brass hardware. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 11.5 oz.

Electronics: Ibanez GB floating mini humbuckers with gold covers. Bridge - 7.11K ohms; Neck - 12.99K ohms. Dual volume & tone controls with 3-way toggle switch. All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case: Original deluxe hardshell case included.


Why We Love Ibanez

It’s hard to miss an Ibanez. With innovative designs at a price that is accessible for most musicians, Ibanez Guitars add a flair to your music without breaking the bank. With an innovative lineup for any style of music, you’re sure to find a great Ibanez for your collection at Cream City Music.