The GB40th is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2017. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson which is a limited model commemorating the 40th anniversary of Benson's first signature Ibanez. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.
The GB40th 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 neck with a large headstock and a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and special decorative 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; a flamed maple pickguard and Gotoh tuning machines with pearloid buttons.
The GB40thII is another, less expensive 40th anniversary model with several differences. The GB10 is a related production model with a spruce top on a maple back and sides and split block fretboard inlays.