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The GB100 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1993. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson. It was made in Japan.

The GB100 features a smallish, single cutaway, full hollow body design with a flamed maple top with ƒ holes and multi-layer binding on flamed maple back and sides mated to a set-in three-piece maple and mahogany neck with a large headstock and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and special pearl 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 nut; and a flamed maple pickguard finished to match the body.

The GB10 is a related model with a ½" thinner spruce and maple body, a maple neck and different fretboard inlays.

The GB100 was discontinued after 2005

Specifications

Specifications for GB100
Year(s) produced: 1993–2005
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 479mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 375mm / 14¾"
  Depth: 98mm / 3⅞"
Top:

  Material: Flamed maple
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: Flamed maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
GB100
Tailpiece:
GB100
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
GB100
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Special pearl
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB213-175) (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Half & Half bone/brass (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 w/ white buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez GB special bridge (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez GB special neck (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
2 volume / 2 tone / 3-way toggle
Output jack:
¼" stereo box
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls GB10
Control layout
1994 GB10-GB100 parts-list
Parts list (1994)[1]
GB10-GB100-GB5 size-comparison
Size comparison between, GB10 (top), GB100 (middle) and GB5 (bottom)

Sources

  1. 1994 parts catalog (page 23)
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