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FRM250 MF
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The FRM250MF is a Fireman series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 2014. It was designed with American guitarist Paul Gilbert as part of his signature series and was produced in China.

The FRM250MF was introduced at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show as a limited edition in honor of Gilbert's 25th year as an Ibanez endorser. Ibanez also referred to the model in some materials as simply the FRM25 or as the FRM250.

The FRM250MF features a flamed maple top with white binding on a chambered mahogany body mated to a set-in mahogany and maple neck with a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with binding and dot position markers. Components include a Tune-o-matic style fixed bridge and tailpiece, Gotoh tuners, Graph Tech TUSQ man-made ivory nut and DiMarzio pickups mounted in a black pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil. The tone control is active only in the 3, 4, 5 pickup positions.

Each FRM250MF included a certificate of authenticity signed by Gilbert and came with a custom hard-shell case. It was offered only in 2014.

Specifications

Specifications for FRM250MF
Model name: FRM250MF / FRM250 / FRM25
Year(s) produced: 2014
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: China
Body
Body type:
Solid body (chambered)
Body material:
Mahogany w/ 4mm flamed maple top & white binding
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Tight Tune fixed
Tailpiece:
Tight Tune tailpiece
Hardware color:
Chrome/ white knobs
Pickguard:
3-ply black/ white/ black
Neck
Neck type:
FRM
Neck material:
3-piece mahogany/ maple
Scale length:
628mm/ 24¾"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood w/ white binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Mother of pearl dot
Frets:
22 / narrow & tall
Nut:
Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Air Classic (H) passive/ alnico
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Area '67 (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Air Classic (H) passive/ alnico
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Videos

NAMM 2014 - Paul Gilbert unveils Ibanez FRM250MF, discusses its design evolution

NAMM 2014 - Paul Gilbert unveils Ibanez FRM250MF, discusses its design evolution

FRM250MF - Paul Gilbert Signature 25th Anniversary model

FRM250MF - Paul Gilbert Signature 25th Anniversary model

FRM25

FRM25

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