Ibanez GB-30TH George Benson Signature Hollow Body Electric Guitar 30th Anniversary - Jemsite
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post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 05-11-2015, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Ibanez Celebrates the Thirtieth Anniversary of The Classic Ibanez George Benson Jazz Guitar, released in 2008. This is a Super Rare Guitar, Made in JAPAN. Only 30 of these were made Worldwide. It's in mint condition, rarely if ever played. Includes inspection stickers, instruction book, tool and strap lock (all in original bubble wrap), and the heavy duty Anvil-type fitted flight case.

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For a fitting tribute to this historic collaboration of an American jazz master with Japanese precision craftsmanship, Ibanez chose TEAM J CRAFT, a prestigious company in Kyoto with a four-hundred year history in the traditional Japanese textured silver leaf Garahaku art form to create and apply the finish for this extraordinary and very limited edition instrument.

The GB30TH electric guitar celebrates three decades of the contributions of George Benson and Ibanez to the evolution of the modern guitar. It also commemorates one of the earliest, longest and most significant artist endorsements in the musical instrument industry and how important those artist/instrument maker relationships have been in creating interest and enthusiasm in the public for music making.

• Model - GB30TH
• List - $$13,333.32
• Available Finish - Garahaku Silver Flake
• Neck Material: 3pc Maple
• Neck Type: GB Prestige set-in
• Body: Spruce top, Maple back/sides
• Frets: 21 Medium frets
• Fingerboard: Bound Ebony
• Inlay: Pearl Anniv. special inlay: "30TH ANNIVERSARY"
• Interior - Signed by George Benson
• Bridge: Ebony bridge
• Neck Pickup: IBZ GB Special NECK
• Bridge Pickup: IBZ GB Special BRIDGE
• HW Color: Gold
• Finish: 30th Anniv Custom
• Body Dimensions - Max Width At Lower Bout 14 3/4" / Max Body Thickness 3 1/4"
• Neck Scale - 24 3/4"
• No. Frets/Type - 21/Medium
• Inlay - Special GB30TH
• Case - Special GB30TH Flight Case

The Ibanez 30th Anniversary Benson Jazz Guitar features a maple body with spruce top, 3-pieces maple neck, ebony fingerboard, 21 medium jumbo frets, 24.75? scale length, ebony bridge, 2 IBZ GB Special humbucker pickups, 3-way pickup switch and 2 volume and 2 tone controls.

George Benson’s taste, tone, bluesy phrasing and incomparable sense of swing has ensured his place in the history of jazz guitar. Ibanez is extremely proud of our long and fruitful relationship, now celebrating over 30 years of collaboration. The GB models are some of the finest jazz guitars on the market today.



• Each GB30TH features a special deluxe GB roadcase.
• The GB30TH's headstock is adorned with a special ornate GB inlay and autographed neck plate.
• Back view of the GB30TH's headstock shows the exquisite gold leaf custom finish, inspired by the ancient Japanese Garahaku art form.
• The GB30TH features a 3pc maple GB set-in neck, spruce top, maple sides, ebony-bound fretboard, Pearl Anniversary special neck inlays and incredible gold leaf custom finish, inspired by the ancient Japanese Garahaku artform.
• Special Pearl Anniversary inlays adorn the ebony-bound 3pc maple GB Prestige set-in neck.
• GB Special neck and bridge pickups deliver power, sustain and the perfect sensitivity for jazz, rock and more.
• The exquisite GB30TH features a 3pc maple GB Prestige set-in neck for amazing tone and playability.
• Gold Sure Grip II knobs sit on top of the beautiful gold leaf finish of the GB30TH.
• A classic ebony bridge & gold hardware tailpiece is just one more gorgeous detail on the exquisite GB30TH.

Sorry, forgot to put FS in the title, and the price is $6700 or best offer. Located DFW, TX.

Last edited by Diamond Dave; 05-12-2015 at 12:34 PM.
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