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The GB15 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2006. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson. It is made in Japan as part of the upscale Prestige line.

The GB15 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 and abalone split block position markers. Components include a sinlge floating Ibanez GB special humbucking pickup at the neck with a cosmo black cover and a Tri-sound switch for coil-splitting; a height-adjustable ebony bridge with special adjustable split trapeze tailpiece; a bone nut; a tortoise pickguard; and Gotoh tuning machines with pearloid buttons.

The GB10 is a similar model with a second pickup.

The GB15 was discontinued after 2010.

Specifications

Specifications for GB15
Year(s) produced: 2006–2010
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Red (TR)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 479mm / 18⅞"
  Width: 375mm / 14¾"
  Depth: 83mm / 3¼"
Top:

  Material: Spruce
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Ebony (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
GB10
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (black)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
GB15
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl and abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
H
Neck pickup:
Ibanez GB special neck (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / Tri-sound switch
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 finishes/ details
GB15 1V 1T trisound
Control layout & pickup switching

Sources

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