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For the more recent model with the same name, see PS10.
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The PS10 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 1978. It is the first signature model produced for guitarist Paul Stanley of the American hard rock band KISS. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen. It was also referred to as the IC1000 in some early materials.

The PS10 features the iconic Ibanez Iceman body style. It has a maple top with abalone purfling and cream binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in rock maple neck with a smooth heel and a polished rosewood fingerboard with cream binding and pearl and abalone split block position markers. Components include a pair of Ibanez V2 open-coil humbucking pickups with individual volume controls, a Gibraltar bridge mounted to a sustain block embedded in the body, a modified Gibraltar tailpiece with a special serrated arrowhead shaped chrome ornament, a half bone/half brass nut, a chrome pickguard, Sure Grip knobs and VelveTune machine heads with pearloid buttons.

For 1980, the fretboard material was changed to ebony.

The PS10 was discontinued after 1981 when Stanley and Ibanez split ways. He would return to the brand (and leave again) several times over the coming years.

Specifications

Specifications for PS10 (1978–1981)
Model name: PS10 / IC1000
Year(s) produced: 1978–1981
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany w/ maple top, abalone purfling and cream binding
Neck joint:
Set-in w/ smooth heel
Bridge:
Gibraltar fixed (w/ sustain block)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change
Pickguard:
Chrome
Knob style:
Sure Grip (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
PS
Neck material:
3-piece rock maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
1978–1979: Rosewood (polished) w/ cream binding
1980–1981: Ebony w/ cream binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl & abalone split block
Frets:
22
Nut:
Half bone/ half brass (1⅝" / 41mm)
Machine heads:
VelveTune
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Neck pickup:
Ibanez V2 (H)
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way toggle.png
Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout
Ibanez1978IC1000ad.jpeg
1978 "IC-1000" magazine ad[1]

Sources

  1. 1978 IC1000 magazine ad, Axeology, archive June 2019
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