The LGB30 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in mid 2013. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist George Benson. It is a more affordable alternative to the LGB300. It was initially made in China, but production moved to Indonesia from 2019.
The LGB30 features a full-sized, single cutaway, full hollow body design with a spruce top with ƒ holes and multi-layer binding and flamed maple back and sides mated to a set-in three-piece mahogany and maple neck with a large headstock and a 20-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl/acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include dual Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with individual volume and tone controls; a Tune-o-matic style ART-1 bridge (a wooden bridge is also included) with special trapeze tailpiece; a bone nut; a quilted maple veneer pickguard and Sure Grip III knobs.
A natural finish option was added in late 2015. For 2019 the mahogany and maple neck was replaced with nyatoh and maple.
The LGB300 is a similar model with a slightly larger body and some different components which is made in Japan. In terms of size, the LGB30 fits between the LGB300 and the smaller GB10.
Specifications for LGB30
Year(s) produced: 2013–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China (2013–2018) / Indonesia (2019–2020)