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The PM2 is a hollow body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2013. It is a signature model for American jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny. It replaced the PM35 as the more affordable model in Metheny's line. It was initially made in China, but production was moved to Indonesia in mid-2018.

The PM2 features a full-sized, single cutaway, full hollow body design with 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 single Ibanez Super 58 humbucking pickup with gold cover mounted at the neck, a Tune-o-matic style bridge floating on a wood base with a trapeze tailpiece, a bone nut and Sure Grip knobs.

For 2015 the pearl and abalone inlays were replaced with acrylic and abalone. For 2019 the wood species used for the body was changed from maple to linden and the mahogany and maple neck was replaced with nyatoh and maple. For 2020 the body material reverted to maple and the bridge was replaced with the new Gibraltar Artist.

The PM200 is a more expensive Japanese-made version with a slightly larger body and different hardware and pickup.

Specifications

Specifications for PM2
Year(s) produced: 2013–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: China (2013–2018) / Indonesia (2018–2020)
Finish(es): Antique Amber (AA)
Body
Body type:
Hollow body
Dimensions:
  Length: 495mm / 19½"
  Width: 400mm / 15¾"
  Depth: 92mm / 3⅝"
Top:

  Material: Maple
                2019: Linden
                2020: Maple
  Binding: Multi-layer cream/black

Back/sides:

  Material: Maple
                2019: Linden
                2020: Maple

Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2013–2019: ART-1 w/ wood base
2020: Gibraltar Artist w/ wood base
Tailpiece:
KT30 trapeze
Knob style:
Sure Grip III
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
PM
Neck material:
2013–2018: 3-piece mahogany/ maple
2019–2020: 3-piece nyatoh/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
2013–2014: Pearl and abalone split block
2015–2020: Acrylic and abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium (Artstar edge treatment)
Nut:
Bone (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
H
Neck pickup:
Ibanez Super 58 (H) passive/alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone
Output jack:
¼" mono (side mounted)
String gauge (factory):
.011/.015/.022w/.030/.040/.050 flatwound
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

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Additional details
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Control layout

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