The GB10 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1977. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson. It is made in Japan.
The GB10 was Ibanez's first hollow body artist signature guitar. It is the longest running guitar model in the company's history. It debuted in Chicago, Illinois on June 11, 1977.
The GB10 features a smallish, single cutaway, full hollow body design with a spruce top with ƒ holes and multi-layer binding and maple back and sides mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a large headstock and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl/acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include dual, floating Ibanez GB special humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls; a height-adjustable ebony bridge with special adjustable split trapeze tailpiece; a bone and brass nut; and a tortoise pickguard.
Early examples had 21 frets; the change to 22 frets occurred in 1979.
The GB15 is a similar model without the bridge pickup. The GB100 is a related model with a ½" thicker flamed maple body and different fretboard inlays. The GB20 is a related model with a larger (though slightly thinner) body and a single pickup. The GB200 is a related model with a slightly larger body, a maple and mahogany neck and non-floating Super 58 pickups.
Several other special variations on the GB10 have been introduced over the forty plus years it's been in production. These include the Chinese-made GB10SE introduced in 2016.