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1992 PS10R BK
PS10R Black Red copyright sprite

The PS10R is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. It is a signature model of guitarist Paul Stanley of the American hard rock band KISS. The PS10R is also referred to in some cases as the IC1000[1] or perhaps the IC500.[2]

The PS10R features a mahogany body with a maple top with a set-in maple neck with bound rosewood fingerboard with block inlays. The body has a multi-layer binding with abalone center which extends to the headstock. Components include a fixed bridge with decorative tailpiece and dual Ibanez Vintage humbucking pickups with individual volume controls. It has a chrome pickguard and clear truss rod cover printed with "PS10 Limited Reissue".[1]

1992 PS10R inlay
US market inlay and stamped number Red copyright sprite

The PS10R was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of KISS. It is a reissue of Stanley's original PS10 from the late 70s. It is believed that just over 500 (perhaps 511) PS10Rs were produced. Of these, 200 were earmarked for the US market and these have an inlay at the 21st fret which reads "20th Anniversary". The remaining examples which primarily went to Japan and Europe have "Limited Reissue" inlays instead. All PS10Rs also have a number stamped at the 22nd fret which is perhaps a production number, although that is unclear.[1]

The PS10R was a spot model which never appeared in any Ibanez catalog. However, a couple of years later followed the PS10II, PS10LTD and PS10CL models which had full production runs.[2]

Specifications

Specifications for PS10R
Model name: PS10R / IC1000 / IC500
Year(s) produced: 1992–1993
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): BK (Black)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top w/ binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II fixed w/ sustain block
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Pickguard:
Chrome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
IC
Neck material:
3-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone block
Sold in USA: "20th Anniversary" at 21st fret
Sold outside USA: "Limited Reissue" at 21st fret
Frets:
22 / jumbo
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V1 (H)
Controls:
2 volume / 1 tone / 3-way toggle

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Paul Stanley Ibanez models, Axeology (KISS guitar reference), archived from the original in September 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Specht, Paul; Wright, Michael; Donahue, Jim (2005). Ibanez : the Untold Story. Bensalem, Penn.: Hoshino (U.S.A.). p. 199. ISBN 0976427702.
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