Described as one of the greatest jazz guitarists of all time. Legendary ten-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master George Benson is known for classic hits : ‘ On Broadway’, ‘Give Me The Night’ and ‘Never Give Up On A Good Thing’
Benson was born and raised in the Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the age of seven, he first played the ukulele in a corner drug store, for which he was paid a few dollars. At the age of eight, he played guitar in an unlicensed nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights, but the police soon closed the club down. At the age of 10, he recorded his first single record, “She Makes Me Mad”,
In July 2017, Benson mark’s his 40th anniversary and Ibanez has created a limited run of his signature guitars for the occasion.