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The PM100 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It is the initial signature model for American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The PM100 features a full hollow body that is slightly thinner than than the usual jazz box with distinctive offset double cutaways with pointed horns. It has a maple top with ƒ holes and multi-layer binding on maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck joined at the 17th fret with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl/acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include a single Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickups with gold cover installed at the neck, a Gotoh Tune-o-matic style bridge floating on a wood base with a custom tailpiece, a bone nut, Sure Grip knobs, a stereo output jack and Gotoh tuning machines.

The PM120 is a similar model with a second pickup. The PM35 is a related version which is made in China and is less expensive.

The PM100 was discontinued in 2013 and replaced with the PM200.

Specifications

Specifications for PM100
Year(s) produced: 1996–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Natural (NT) 2000–2007
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm / 20"
  Width: 419mm / 16½"
  Depth: 97mm / 3⅞" (80mm at tail)
Top:

  Material: Maple
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gotoh GE103B w/ wood base (10.4mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
PM100 trapeze
Knob style:
Sure Grip II
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
PM Prestige
Neck material:
1-piece mahogany
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl and abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SGL510
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
H
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" stereo box (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2000 PM100 NT 00 01
Natural
Controls VT PM
Controls layout

Sources

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