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The GB10JS or GB10 Jazz Standard is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1997. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson. It was made in South Korea by Cort.

The GB10JS is based on Benson's flagship GB10, but has a rosewood fretboard with acrylic inlays in place of ebony with pearloid inlays and some other differences including the knobs and nut. The GB10JS was sold for only slightly more than half the price of the GB10.

The GB10JS features a smallish, single cutaway, full hollow body design with a laminated spruce top with ƒ holes and multi-layer binding on laminated maple back and sides mated to a set-in three-piece maple neck with a large headstock and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and 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.

The GB10JS was produced for just two years. A similar budget-minded GB10 alternative, the Chinese-made GB10SE, was introduced in 2016.

Specifications

Specifications for GB10JS
Year(s) produced: 1997–1998
Sold in: Europe / USA
Made in: South Korea
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 479mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 375mm / 14¾"
  Depth: 85mm / 3⅜"
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: Ivory/ black multi-ply

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Ebony w/ ebony saddle (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
GB10 original
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Knob style:
Speed (gold)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
GB10
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ ivory binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic and abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (SBB213-150)
Nut:
Plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
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" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.013/.017/.026w/.035/.045/056 (D'Addario J-26)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
HH 3-way toggle
Pickup switching
Controls GB10
Control layout

Sources

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