Taken from page 67 of Ibanez The Untold Story....
Appelton: You still play a George Benson model from time to time. How did you get a hold of that?
Weir: Okay, now THAT's a story. When we were coming in to Philly, Jeff (Hasselberger) took me out to the wharehouse for a tour, and we went all the way around and ended up on the loading dock. That's when they told me, " We've got six guitars made for George Benson, brand new off the boat."
Hasselberger: It was the first slug of those guitars, the first small run.
Weir: Someone said " Check this out" and took one out of the case. I started playing it for a little covey of Japenese guys and I could see everyone was getting alittle edgy. Then I announced, "Well, I'm taking this. You can call the police, you can do what you want, but I'm taking this." I could see there were five other guitars and old George wasn't going to miss one of them. After I said that the little Japanese guys sort of huddled together, a lot of heads nodding up and down. Anyway, it was the only guitar I ever stole.
Appelton: Now that we've got your confession...
Weir: My apologies to George if he was counting on the blonde one. He knows where it is, but I play it all the time. I've pkayed that guitar for 25 years now.
Appelton: You've written alot of songs on that.
Weir: Yeah, but I can't tell you which ones.