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The GB5 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 GB5 features a full-sized, single cutaway, full hollow body design with an arched laminated spruce 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 20-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and special pearl split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls; black pickup rings; a height-adjustable ebony bridge with ebony saddle; a special adjustable split trapeze tailpiece; a bone nut; and a flamed maple pickguard finished to match the body.

The GB100 is a related model with a slightly smaller, flame maple body and floating pickups. The GB10 is a related model with a smaller and thinner body and floating pickups.

The GB5 was discontinued after 1996.

Specifications

Specifications for GB5
Year(s) produced: 1993–1996
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Brown Sunburst (BS or BST)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Top:

  Material: Spruce (laminated)
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: Flame maple (laminated)

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
GB5 custom
Tailpiece:
GB5 custom
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
GB5
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Special pearl split block
Frets:
20 / medium (SBB213)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38 w/ white buttons
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Two volumes / two tones / 3-way toggle pickup selector
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
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Pickup switching
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Control layout
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Parts list (1994)[1]
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Size comparison between, GB10 (top), GB100 (middle) and GB5 (bottom)

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