These two new Ibanez PGM50 and PGM1000T Paul Gilbert models expand the long-time signature artist’s range of guitars. Offering two new takes on the classic S-style RG body shape.
First up is the PGM50 and this model has great construction. It uses the tried and tested combination of a bolt-on five-piece maple and walnut neck, paired with an American basswood body.
It comes in a black finish with painted-on gold f-holes.
This model has a rosewood fretboard with white dot inlays and is fitted with 22 medium frets that have had Ibanez’s Premium fret edge treatment.
Pickups-wise, it has a pair of DiMarzio Air Classics at the neck and bridge positions, along with a DiMarzio PGM single-coil in the middle position. These are wired vis a five-way switch and single volume control.
This model uses the F106 hard-tail bridge and has a set of Gotoh MG-T locking tuners that are finished in gold. It is certainly a looker and far more affordable when compared to the limited edition PGM1000T below.
MSRP – USD 1399 including gig bag
This limited edition PGM1000T comes in an Aged Cream Burst finish and has Paul’s signature f-holes painted on. It is a neck-through build with a three-piece maple neck paired with ash body wings.
It is made in Japan and so expect top-notch build quality with this guitar. The neck is a 16.9” radius ebony fretboard with abalone dot inlays, fitted with 22 jumbo frets that have had the J Custom edge treatment.
This model comes with a pair of DiMarzio Air Classics humbucking pickups with gold covers, wired via a three-way blade switch and a single volume control.
The guitar’s controls blend in with the black f-holes, making it look very sleek.
Sure, it isn’t cheap, but I’m sure it will be a very well-made instrument and sound great.
MSRP – EUR 7199 * including hard case
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- PGM50: Ibanez
- Aged Cream Burst: Ibanez
- PGM1000T: Ibanez