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The GB200 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1999. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson. It was made in Japan.

The GB200 features a mid-size, 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 and mahogany neck with a large headstock and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls; a height-adjustable ebony bridge with compensated split trapeze tailpiece; a bone nut; a wooden pickguard finished to match the body, wooden knobs, and Gotoh tuning machines.

The long-running GB10 is a similar model with a slightly smaller body, a maple neck, GB Custom pickups and other minor differences.

The GB200 was discontinued in 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for GB200
Year(s) produced: 1999–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BST)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Width: 406mm / 16"
  Depth: 86mm / 3⅜" (80mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Spruce
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Ebony (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
GB200 wooden trapeze (compensated)
Pickguard:
Wooden (matching finish)
Knob style:
Wooden bell
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
GB10
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ mahogany
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 SGL510
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 bridge (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 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

Sources

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