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George Benson's tasteful tone, phrasing and incomparable sense of swing has ensured his place in the history of jazz guitar. Ibanez is extremely proud of their long and fruitful relationship, now cele... Read More

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George Benson's tasteful tone, phrasing and incomparable sense of swing has ensured his place in the history of jazz guitar. Ibanez is extremely proud of their long and fruitful relationship, now celebrating over 30 years of collaboration. The LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollow Electric Guitar is crafted from specially selected tonewoods, bone nut, Ebony fingerboard, hand-rolled frets and Ibanez's famous Super 58 pickups. Hardshell case included.

Features
  • Super 58 Custom Pickups deliver the smooth, nuanced tones and the biting growl of blues
  • The ebony fretboard with Artstar fret edge treatment provides tight response and smooth left-hand fingering
  • The bone nut provides richer tone from low to high
  • Comes with both wood and adjustable metal bridge
  • Custom designed tailpiece
Specifications
  • Neck type: 3-pieece Artstar Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
    Body: Spruce top/Flamed Maple back and sides
    Fretboard: Bound ebony fretboard with pearl & abalone block inlay
    Fret: Medium frets with Artstar fret edge treatment
    Number of frets: 20 frets
    Bridge: ART-1 bridge
    Tailpiece: LGB30 tailpiece
    Neck pickup: Super 58 custom (H) neck pickup
    Bridge pickup: Super 58 custom (H) bridge pickup
    Strings: Flatwound strings
    Hardware color: Gold
    Case/bag: Hardshell case included
    Neck Dimensions
    Scale: 628mm/24.75"
    Width at Nut: 43mm
    Width at Last Fret: 56mm
    Thickness at 1st: 20mm
    Thickness at 12th: 22mm (at 9F)
    Radius: 305mm
    Body Dimensions
    Length 19-1/2"
    Width 15-3/4"
    Max Depth 3-5/8"
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IbanezLGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)

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5.0

Very Pleased

By Jim Smith

from Wyoming, USA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    Setup right out of the box. String height and neck relief were set really nice. Strings were fresh. All I had to do to play it was tune it up. Theres a thin piece of foam beneath the bridge which I will remove when I put my gauge of strings on. Pickups are not stamped like the ones in the picture. Not one flaw in the finish. Frets are level and dressed nicely - no sharp edges. Tuners are smooth. Tone and volume pots are smooth and knobs are easy to use. Hard case is very nice. Tone is very versatile. Sounds very soft and jazzy in neck pickup position. Can distort very well. Great sounding pickups. Neck shape is full but not too thick - very comfortable to play. Summary: this guitar truly is comparable to one that would cost much more. I'm stunned that this guitar is made in China. It really is a great instrument.

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    4.0

    Great guitar

    By BH

    from VA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to play
    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Jazz
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I hesitated buying this guitar because I own an Ibanez AK95 and I thought the LGB30 was just a more expensive version. However, after doing some research I discovered the only thing the two have in common is the body. Love this guitar

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      5.0

      Excellent Guitar

      By cpricejazz

      from Fair Oaks, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone
      • Perfect Intonation Out Of
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Use for practice and live performances. Perfect Intonation out of the box. Great feel. Ibanez
        makes some great guitars!

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        5.0

        Awesome Guitar

        By Wade

        from Castle Rock CO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I have owned a number of Gibson, Gretsch, Fender, and Yamaha guitars before this. Can't seem to find the right one that fits me... Anyone relate?!!
          I am not a pro, (trust me) , but I have played a lot of different instruments, looking to find the one that fits me., and outside of spending the dough for a custom guitar (which I won't do) I have not found one that feels right. I have owned 2 Es-335's, a Gretsch Duane Eddy, and a Fender USA Tele, all not cheap axes, so I can qualify as at least being knowledgable about quality guitars, and this is one, given the price point, none of them work ,as I have sold most of them off.
          I bought this "used" from Guitar Center, and can find no flaws that would qualify it as a "used "guitar. I assume it was a demo. Who Cares?! So far, the quality and feel is as good as any other guitar I have owned.
          The LGB30 looks has no flaws, setup is perfect, and comes with a high quality case. All for under a thousand bucks... Go for it if you have not considered Ibanez as a quality guitar, which it is!!

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great looks, sound, and design

          By kevin

          from Anderson,SC

          Site Member

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I agonized over this purchase for months. I don't like to buy a guitar without trying it. Took a chance and it paid off. This guitar has the best feel and tone of any guitar in it's price range. It blows Eastman and D'Angelico away. It is am extremely well made guitar. The neck is incredible. Slightly thinner than the average Ibanez box. The guitar has punch and clarity. It has a "modern" sound and rejects feedback well. The notes have detail. It does not sound like the average AK Ibanez. If you are looking for a good sounding, good looking, and good playing guitar, look no further. George has done the work for us.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great looks, sound, and design

          By kevin

          from Anderson,SC

          Site Member

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I agonized over this purchase for months. I don't like to buy a guitar without trying it. Took a chance and it paid off. This guitar has the best feel and tone of any guitar in it's price range. It blows Eastman and D'Angelico away. It is am extremely well made guitar. The neck is incredible. Slightly thinner than the average Ibanez box. The guitar has punch and clarity. It has a ""modern"" sound and rejects feedback well. The notes have detail. It does not sound like the average AK Ibanez. If you are looking for a good sounding, good looking, and good playing guitar, look no further. George has done the work for us.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Made in China! Really?

          By FLIP

          from Newport News, VA

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I received this guitar two weeks ago. Out of the box it looked great. I couldn't believe it was set up perfectly for me already. I may change the bridge to the wooden one but that's all. When I performed with Air Force bands, I played many different brands of guitar, including Gibson Super 400 and L5. I have small hands, so neck dimensions are important to me. I'm also very particular about the sound of the instrument. When I picked this axe up and played it through my amp, I fell in love with it. It's everything I've been looking for, a warm jazz sound with punch and an easy playing feel. This is a very high quality guitar for 1/8 the price of the Gibson Byrdland which it closely resembles. I'm 77 years old and excited again about playing.

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          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Value

          By randy chang

          from Vancouver, WA

          Comments about Ibanez LGB30 George Benson Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I decided to purchase this guitar after seeing the video reviews on youtube as well as Mr Benson's promotion. I had been in the market for a new arch top with a decent price. I was looking into the DeAngelico ExLI but decided to go with the LGB30 because it had a fatter body 35/8th inches as compared to 3 inches for the EXL1 with a price of $1149. I received the LGB30 on 12/16 and took it out of the case and inspected it and then started to play it. I was immediately impress. It was in tune and strung with Diaddarios flat wounds 11's. It felt good and the feel of this guitar felt great. The neck felt good and easy to play and the set up was great. Totally impressive straight out of the case. It came with the metal bridge but I changed it to the wooden one which came with the guitar. I have other arch tops, all with wooden bridges. It gives more of the acoustic resonance I prefer. I have been a professional for over 40 years and yes I do have a great collection of other guitars. What impresses me about this guitar is the over all quality. This guitar is made in China(yes China) and it is worth the price. Thank you George Benson for setting a standard for an affordable and quality guitar such as this LGB30. You might be wondering why I didn't give a 5 star. For me personally a 5 star represents a perfect guitar and there is no perfect guitar no matter what year what price. The only perfect one is the one brings joy to you when you play it. So in conclusion this is a very good instrument for the price.

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