Launched at NAMM, the 40th Anniversary George Benson models celebrate the long collaboration before the virtuoso and Ibanez.
Both guitars feature tailpieces with special wood covers and bound ebony fretboards with beautiful inlays.
The Japan made GB40TH is the premium model of the two. Part of the Prestige Series, it features flamed maple top and body all around, gold hardware and GB Special pickups.
The more affordable GB40THII sports a solid spruce top and maple body in vintage amber finish.
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As explained by GB himself in the video (what a voice!!!), both guitars are based on the GB10 model and have a smaller lower bout than many jazz guitar models in order to eliminate feedback.
*photos from MusicRadar and Ibanez