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PWM100
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The PWM100 is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in mid-2015. It is a signature guitar of Paul Waggoner of the American progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me. It is built in Japan by FujiGen as part of the Prestige line.

The PWM100 is based on the S series. It has an ash body bolted to a maple and bubinga neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with offset white dot position markers. Components include a Lo-pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a pair of Wagonner's custom Mojotone PW Hornet humbucking pickups which can be coil-split and Gotoh tuning machines.

For 2019 the neck was switched to a 5-piece maple and granadillo construction and the rosewood fretboard was replaced with Macassar ebony.

The PWM10 is a less expensive mass-market version.

Specifications

Specifications for PWM100
Year(s) produced: 2015–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Gray
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Ash (44mm thickness)
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Gotoh VK1-19 (knurled metal dome)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
PWM
Neck material:
2015–2018: 5-piece maple/ bubinga
2019–2020: 5-piece maple/ granadillo
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2015–2018: Rosewood
2019–2020: Macassar ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset white dot
Frets:
24 / jumbo (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HH
Bridge pickup:
Mojotone PW Hornet (H) passive/ ceramic
Neck pickup:
Mojotone PW Hornet (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / 3-way lever / coil-split toggle
String gauge (factory):
012/.016/.024w/.034/.046/.059 (D'Addario)
Factory tuning:
1C# 2G# 3E 4B 5F# 6C# (C# standard)

Images

Additional details
HH 3-way-toggle coil-split-toggle
Pickup switching diagram
Controls V3L coil-split-toggle
Control layout

Videos

Paul Waggoner on his Ibanez PWM100 signature guitar

Paul Waggoner on his Ibanez PWM100 signature guitar

Here's a video of Wagonner demonstrating the Mojotone pickups in his PWM100:

Mojotone Pickups PW Hornet by Paul Waggoner FULL Demo and Interview

Mojotone Pickups PW Hornet by Paul Waggoner FULL Demo and Interview

Sources

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