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For the FGM400 with a quilted maple top, see FGM400QM.
1997 FGM400 BB
FGM400 in Blazer Blue Red copyright sprite

The FGM400 is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1997. It is a signature model of Australian jazz fusion guitarist Frank Gambale. Along with the FGM400QM (which is a similar model with a quilted maple top) it replaced the FGM300 in the Frank Gambale series.

Like the other FGM models, the FGM400 is based on the S series and has flush set pickups and a deep-set neck and tremolo which allow extra low string clearance from the body, which Gambale sought. New features include the Ibanez pickups and an updated overall look. Instead of a full-sized humbucking pickup in the neck, the FGM400 has single coil-sized humbuckers in both the neck and mid position.

The FGM400 and FGM400QM were the final Frank Gambale models produced by Ibanez; the series was discontinued after 1999.

Specifications

Specifications for FGM400
Name: FGM400
Years: 1997–1999
Areas: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finishes: BB (Blazer Blue)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Mahogany
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard:
Rosewood with binding
Inlays:
FGM block at 12th
Frets:
22 / Jim Dunlop #6230
Electronics
PU Config:
HHH
Bridge PU:
IBZ AH2 (Axis Humbucker 2)
Mid PU:
IBZ SB2
Neck PU:
IBZ SB2
Controls:
Master volume (with push-pull coil-tap) / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

FGM400 BB
FGM400 from Ibanez catalog Red copyright sprite

Sources

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