Ibanez PGM500 (Paul Gilbert Sig) - $1800 - Sold!!

Filed Under (*Signature*, Ibanez, x- SOLD -x) by Importstrings on 18-05-2010

Near new playing condition,scuff/tiny lacquer chip

One guitar you can see Paul going ballistic with in the heights of the Mr Big days, was his PGM500. This was used ALOT! live and used quite abit on his early solo albums like Flying Dog/Alligator Farm. The PGM500 of Pauls did some punishing tours and recording, a really reliable workhorse. Unlike his old favourites, the P.A.F powered PGM100s & 300s, the PGM500 has Di Marzio’s Tone Zone and Humbucker From Hell giving more punch and tone. The PGM500 ran from 1993~1998 in two versions, the 93~97 had a Di Marzio FS-1 single coil and the 98 a JEM single.

The PGM500 Importstrings have is an all original 1994 model and in great conditon, it does have a few laquar only dings, nothing big, a few light scratches and the usual wear/slight oxidation of the hardware colour, 80%+ frets, overall a really cool bit of Gilbert history and a nice collectable.(These are quite scarce in Australia)!!

A bit of trivia, there is one more other PGM in Candy Apple Red , its the VERY ELUSIVE and quite hard to find PGM400.These came out in limited numbers and just how many there are remains is a mystery, some say 50 some 100….Who knows?. They are exactly the same as the PGM500 except for the regular style headstock and a vintage strat looking bridge. As for the PGM500 we have?….If your a Gilbert fan don’t miss out!!! Although these aren’t that scarce, these are hard too find in good condition.

Body:Basswood,
Neck:1 pc Maple Wizard,
Fingerboard:Rosewood w/Clay dots,
Bridge:Fixed,
Pick-ups:(Front)Di Marzio Humbucker From Hell,(Middle)Di Marzio FS-1,(Rear)Di Marzio Tone Zone,
Controls:1 Volume,w/5 way selector
Hardware Colour:Gold
Colour:Candy Apple Red