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2023 Ibanez PGM50BK Paul Gilbert Signature Black

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From his early days in Racer X and Mr. Big to his eclectic solo career and status as one of the world’s foremost shredders, Paul Gilbert is not a musician who’s easily pinned down. However, there’s been one constant over the vast majority of his career: his love for Ibanez instruments. The Ibanez Paul Gilbert Signature PGM50 is designed from the ground up to meet Paul’s exacting specs, boasting an incredibly lightweight American basswood body that beams with resonance and sustain. As befitting a virtuoso of Paul’s caliber, the PGM50’s 5-piece maple neck and rosewood fingerboard come loaded up with a plethora of high-performance features, including fast-playing medium frets and Ibanez’s Premium fret edge treatment for a smooth, friction-less feel. Next, the PGM50’s intensely versatile HSH Trio of Air Classic humbuckers and a middle-position PGM single-coil perfectly reflect Paul’s own genre-defying musical breadth. It’s all finished off with gold-colored hardtail F106 bridge and Gotoh MG-T locking tuners, matched by Paul’s signature faux F-hole finish in a matching golden hue.

5pc Maple/Walnut neck

The 5pc Maple/Walnut neck provides tonal clarity and superior attack.

Rosewood fretboard
Rosewood fretboard provides a well-balanced solid tone with a focused mid range.

Medium frets with Premium fret edge treatment
Medium sized frets enhances the accuracy to your notes.
The Premium Fret Edge Treatment offers a super smooth, comfortable performance.

American Basswood body
The American Basswood body delivers a natural and flat tone.

DiMarzio® Air Classic™ (H) / DiMarzio® PGM™ (S) / DiMarzio® Air Classic™ (H) pickups
DiMarzio® Air Classic™ pickup combining vintage voicing with modern technology delivers an incredible touch-sensitive sound. DiMarzio® PGM single-coil middle pickup provides a perfect mix of vintage and modern sounds.

Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads
The Gotoh® MG-T locking machine heads achieve incredible tuning stability, cutting down string-changing time.

F106 bridge
The F106 bridge enriches sustain. String height adjustment can be done easily and independently.

Body Shape: PGM
Body Material: American Basswood
Body Color: Black
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Relic/Aging Level: No Relic/Aging
Neck Material: 5pc Maple/Walnut
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: PGM
Neck Thickness: 20mm at 1st fret, 22mm at 12th fret
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Scale Length: 25.5
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: White dot
Fingerboard Radius: 400mm
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Wire: Medium
Nut Width: 43mm
Nut Material: Plastic
Factory Tuning: E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)
Tuning Machines: Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads
Hardware Color: Gold
Bridge: F106
Saddle Material: Metal
Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Air Classic
Middle Pickup: DiMarzio PGM
Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Air Classic
Controls and Switching: 1 Volume, 5-way lever switch
Case: Gig Bag