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Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro Paul Gilbert

Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro Paul Gilbert  ·  Source: Ibanez

Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro Paul Gilbert

Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro Paul Gilbert with it's excellent neck join and modern design.  ·  Source: Ibanez


The diminutive Ibanez PGmm31 Paul Gilbert PGM miKro Signature model is a ‘micro guitar’ designed in conjunction with the shred guitar virtuoso. So who’s in the market for this size of instrument? Apart from guitarists with smaller hands, this might also appeal to young players needing a quality instrument or those spending a lot of time on the road looking for a more compact practice guitar.


PGM miKro

The PGM miKro is a short scale guitar with a hard tail and looks just like Paul’s classic signature model, but with a much smaller footprint! It looks similar to the Ibanez GRGM21-BKN, just without the pickguard and in that classic Paul Gilbert livery – which I think looks great.

The guitar itself is a poplar body with a 22.2″ maple neck loaded with 24 medium frets. The pickups are a set of Ibanez Infinity ceramic humbuckers and therefore should be able to get you some cool shred guitar tones.

Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro Paul Gilbert

Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro. Paul Gilbert proves great things can come in small packages.


I love the simple layout, which might encourage some younger players to take up the guitar. I bought a cheap Harley Benton mini-Strat for my kids to play with and because it looks like one of my guitars they were more inclined to pick it up and join in. But this new PGM miKro looks even cooler and has the air of a more serious instrument to it.

I really like the way Ibanez has put a decent neck join on the guitar. I have played a lot of Ibanez guitars recently and found even the cheaper ones are well made, so I’m hoping that this will have a build quality to match. The price is certainly reasonable.


Ibanez PGM miKro page

RRP: £175


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3 responses to “Ibanez PGMM31 PGM miKro Paul Gilbert – Micro guitar for super stretches!”

    Chris Pile says:

    Great guitar, but the tuners are crap. Put on a set of 18:1 tuners and you’ll be much happier. The pickups are TOO hot for me, had to lower them into the body to settle the scorching treble. Otherwise – it’s FUN!

    Edgar Jay Patlan says:

    Tuners are not the problem, string gauge is the problem. That or just shitty quality strings that were not installed properly.

    Threw some 11’s on my pgmm31 and intonation and tuning problems were gone.

      Frank Toth says:

      Edgar you are right on about the string guage, as I built a mini Strat back in 80′ with a 18″ scale based on the Chiquita mini, with amp and I had to play with the strings to get the right feel and balance.

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