World-renowned Jazz, Soul, and R&B musician and performer George Benson has long been gracing the world's music stages and studios, with his guitar of choice almost always being his trusty Ibanez.
Benson's earliest Ibanez signature guitar was the sublime GB100BS BS in the early 1990s, and although that particular model has since been discontinued, it's legacy lives on in the awesome Ibanez GB GB40THII, a George Benson Signature Series Semi-hollow Electric Guitar, which is now available here at PMT in a gorgeous Jet Blueburst finish.
Semi-Hollow Body, Sleek and Thin Neck, GB Special Humbucker Pickups
The excellent Ibanez GB GB40THII features a whole host of premium-grade appointments, including: an Ebony fretboard w/Artstar Fret Edge Treatment; GB Special "floating" Pickups; Half-Bone/Half-Brass nut; Sure Grip III control knobs; customised fret inlays; flatwound strings and more! Not only that, but despite the guitar's obvious connotations as being an instrument for Jazz music, the slim neck and excellent electronics make it as versatile as you could want it to be, suiting an array of style from Blues, Funk, Pop and even rock music.
Ibanez GB GB40THII Highlights
- George Benson signature series Semi Hollow guitar
- 2017 model with Blueburst Finish and Gold Hardware
- GB Special pickups, voiced perfectly for Jazz and Blues
- Professional-grade appointments, including Premium Fret Edge treatment
- Includes Ibanez hardshell case
- 0% Finance and Free Home Delivery available!
Artstar Fret Edge Treatment
The frets on the Ibanez GB40THII have been specially treated to provide a tight response and a smooth playing experience. Add to that the ebony fretboard and gorgeous custom fret inlays, and you have yourself a guitar that not only sounds great but looks great too.
Specially Designed Pickups
The specially designed GB Special pickups actually "float" a little above the guitar's body, ensuring the elimination of that unwanted feedback which can sometimes be a problem with other semi-hollow guitars, especially at louder volumes. This also results in that superbly warm jazz sound that Benson is best known for.
Premium Control Knobs
The Sure Grip III Control Knobs on the Ibanez GB40THII have been designed for precise control, and posess a nonslip functionality. Not only that, but they really look the part, matching the rest of the guitar perfectly.
Whilst the price of this guitar may seem a little out of reach to some, it's worth noting that it's been constructed with working professionals mind. However, here at PMT we have a range of finance options available for you (including with 0% interest) helping you to spread the cost over several months, so be sure to contact your local PMT store or our online sales team for more information.
Ibanez GB40THII Technical Specs
- Neck Type: GB 3pc Maple set-in neck
- Scale Length: 24.7"
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Body: Solid Spruce top/Flamed Maple back and sides
- Finish: Jet Blueburst
- Fretboard: Bound Ebony fretboard w/GB40THII, special inlays
- Frets: Medium frets w/Artstar fret edge treatment
- Number of Frets: 22
- Bridge: Ebony Bridge
- Tailpiece: VT14 tailpiece w/40th anniversary specially designed wood cover
- Neck Pickup: GB Special Humbucker Neck Pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Bridge Pickup: GB Special Humbucker Bridge Pickup (Passive/Alnico)
- Strings: Flatwound
- Nut: Half-Bone/Half-Brass nut
- Hardware Colour: Gold
|Neck Wood||maple neck|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||maple body|
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