Guitarist Gary Benson, respected by his peers as "one of
the hardest swinging players on the jazz scene" has made
a significant contribution to jazz in Toronto, during adistinguished career spanning more than three decades.
The Douglas Harrison Model GB Guitar
|In 2002, luthier Douglas Harrison
collaborated with jazz guitarist Gary Benson
to design an instrument that exhibited many of the sonic properties of a
full sized archtop jazz guitar, but with improved note consistency &
feedback rejection. Since that time, Harrison's 'GB' model has become one
of his most popular instruments for both the serious amateur and
professional jazz guitarist.
"We were lucky to get the maestro himself, Gary Benson, to record a short passage on his personal Model GB to try and give you at least a taste of what this instrument can do. Even through my computer speakers I can hear the woody warmth of the hand carved spruce top in tandem with the clarity & sonic detail that distinguishes a fine jazz guitar"!
Link to an mp3 of Gary playing a Harrison Model GB jazz guitar