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The PM120 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2000. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The PM120 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 and maple back and sides mated to a set-in mahogany neck with a 22-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and pearl/acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez Silent 58 humbucking pickups with gold covers and individual volume controls with a master tone, 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 PM100 is a similar model with only a neck pickup.

The PM120 was discontinued in 2013 and replaced with the single humbucker PM200.

Specifications

Specifications for PM120
Year(s) produced: 2000–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK) / Natural (NT)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 508mm / 20"
  Width: 419mm / 16½"
  Depth: 83mm / 3¼" (70mm 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:
PM120 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:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez Silent 58 (H) passive/alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Silent 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
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 PM120 BK 00 01.jpg
Black
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Pickup switching
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Controls layout

Sources

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