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The PS120 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2015. It is a signature model of guitarist Paul Stanley of the American hard rock band KISS. It is produced in China.

The introduction of the PS120 marked Stanley's return to Ibanez. Stanley had previously been an Ibanez endorser since the 1970's and is closely associated with the Iceman body style.

The PS120 features a maple top with abalone purfling and white binding on a mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard with white binding and acrylic and abalone split block position markers. Components include a Full Tune III Tune-o-matic style bridge with a Quik Change Classic tailpiece with a special serrated arrowhead shaped chrome ornament, a bone nut, dual Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups with individual volume controls and Sure Grip III knobs.

For 2019 the mahogany body and neck were replaced with okoume. For 2020 the bridge was changed to the new Gibraltar Performer.

The PS40 which was introduced concurrently is a mass-market version of this model. The PS10 is an upscale Japanese-made version. The PS120L is a left-handed version.

Specifications

Specifications for PS120
Year(s) produced: 2015–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2015–2018: Mahogany w/ maple top w/ abalone purfling & white binding
2019–2020: Okoume w/ maple top w/ abalone purfling & white binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
2015–2019: Full Tune III fixed
2020: Gibraltar Performer fixed (10.5mm string spacing)
Tailpiece:
Quik Change III
Pickguard:
Chrome
Knob style:
Sure Grip III (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
PS
Neck material:
2015–2018: 3-piece mahogany
2019–2020: 3-piece okoume
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ white binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Acrylic & abalone split block
Frets:
22 / medium
Nut:
Bone
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (H) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Seymour Duncan '59 (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Two volumes / master tone / 3-way toggle pickup selector
String gauge (factory):
.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D'Addario® EXL110)

Images

Additional details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Sources

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