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The PGM301 is a PGM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late 2003. It is a signature model of American hard rock/ heavy metal guitarist Paul Gilbert. It was made in Japan by FujiGen and is based on the RG platform.

The PGM301 features a basswood body with painted f-holes bolted to a maple neck with a reverse headstock and a 24-fret maple fingerboard with black dot position markers. Components include DiMarzio pickups with a pair of PAF Pro humbuckers flanking a JEM single-coil, a Gotoh GTC101 fixed bridge with through-body string routing and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2005 the one-piece maple neck was replaced with a five-piece laminated maple and walnut construction.

The PGM300 is a similar model with a tremolo bridge. The story goes that Gilbert himself made the first PGM301 by replacing the tremolo on one of his PGM300s with a fixed bridge.

The PGM301 was discontinued after 2008 in favor of the PGM401.

Specifications

Specifications for PGM301
Model name: PGM301
Year(s) produced: 2003–2008
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): White (WH)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gotoh GTC101 fixed
Knob style:
Black top hat
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
2003–2004: Wizard
2005–2008: PGM Prestige
Neck material:
2003–2004: 1-piece maple
2005–2008: 5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
Fingerboard inlays:
Black dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Black plastic (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio JEM Single (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 5-way lever

Images

Additional details
HH 5-way single-split
Switching diagram
Controls V5
Control layout

Sources

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