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The PS10LTD is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1995. It is a signature model of guitarist Paul Stanley of the American hard rock band KISS. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The PS10LTD features a mahogany body with maple top and back mated to a smooth heel set-in maple neck with bound ebony fingerboard with block inlays. The body has a deluxe abalone binding which extends to the headstock. Components include a fixed bridge with sustain block and decorative tailpiece and dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups with individual volume controls. It has a gold pickguard and signed gold truss rod cover. Each example came with a certificate of authenticity signed by Stanley.

Stanley is said not to have liked the gold hardware on this model.[1]

The PS10II is a less deluxe version which was manufactured in Korea. The PS10CL essentially replaced the PS10LTD in 1996.

When Stanley split with Ibanez in 1996 he bought up the remaining stock of the PS10LTD and the PS10CL. He sold these via mail order throughout the late 1990s.[2]

Specifications

Specifications for PS10LTD
Model name: PS10LTD
Year(s) produced: 1995
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black Pearl (BP)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top w/ binding & maple back
Neck joint:
Set-in (smooth heel)
Bridge:
Gibraltar fixed w/ sustain block
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Pickguard:
Gold
Knob style:
Sure Grip II (black)
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
IC
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl & abalone block; "PS10LTD" inlay at the 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V8 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V7 (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Sources

  1. Specht, Paul; Wright, Michael; Donahue, Jim (2005). Ibanez : the Untold Story. Bensalem, Penn.: Hoshino (U.S.A.). p. 199. ISBN 0976427702.
  2. Paul Stanley Ibanez models, Axeology (KISS guitar reference), archived from the original in September 2016.
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