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PGM80P NT
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The PGM80P is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It is a signature model of American guitarist Paul Gilbert. It replaced the PGM401. It was made in Indonesia as part of the Premium line.

It is the first Premium-level Paul Gilbert signature guitar and is based on the PGM800, but with some modifications. The guitar has an ash body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and walnut neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Components include a pair of DiMarzio PAF Master humbuckers flanking a custom DiMarzio PGM single-coil, a Wilkinson WV6-SB synchronized tremolo bridge and Gotoh locking tuning machines.

This guitar reintroduced the whammy bar to the PGM series, however this time with a vintage style 6-screw tremolo. Like the other Paul Gilbert guitars it uses painted "f-holes" to camouflage the controls, which consist of just a master volume and a 5-way lever pickup selector.

The PGM80P was discontinued in 2017.

Specifications

Specifications for PGM80P
Model name: PGM80P
Year(s) produced: 2015–2017
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash
Neck joint:
Tilt Joint
Bridge:
Wilkinson WV6-SB tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome (black knob)
Neck
Neck type:
PGM Premium
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
White dot
Frets:
22 / narrow & tall (Premium edge treatment)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 MG-T locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Master (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio PGM [custom] (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Master (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.010–.046

Video

Paul Gilbert on the design and features of his Ibanez PGM80P Signature guitar

Paul Gilbert on the design and features of his Ibanez PGM80P Signature guitar

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