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The PGM90HAM is a PGM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It is a signature model of American guitarist Paul Gilbert which was produced by FujiGen in Japan.

The PGM90HAM was a limited edition model made in honor of the 90th anniversary of the Hoshino Gakki company which produces Ibanez guitars. The model name references this — "90HAM" stands for 90th Hoshino Anniversary Model. John Petrucci, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai also received "90HAM" models which were released concurrently. Just 337 PGM90HAM examples were sold worldwide.

The PGM90HAM features include a flamed maple top with abalone purfling and white binding on a basswood body bolted to a maple and bubinga Wizard neck with a reversed headstock and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and offset dot position markers. Components include a DiMarzio pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a standard hard-tail bridge and Paul Gilbert's signature painted f-holes.

Specifications

Specifications for PGM90HAM
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue with white f-holes
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood w/ flamed maple top w/ abalone purfling and white binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Gotoh GTC101 fixed
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony with binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset dot at 12th
"90th Anniversary Model" at 24th
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio JEM Single (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Tone Zone (H)
Controls:
Master volume / 5-way lever

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