JPM100 is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1995. It is a signature model of guitarist John Petrucci. Besides the Hoshino 90th Anniversary JPM model, the JPM90HAM, this is the only production model.
John Petrucci series
JPM100B was used for the JPM100 P1 in Europe and Asia. It is still unclear what the 'B' stands for. The original Japan only release of the P1 featured multi-coloured pickups, like the one John was playing at the time, and is believed to be the 'JPM100A' and the JPM100B being the following batch, but this has not been officially confirmed.
The JPM100 features an American basswood body mated to a custom maple neck with a 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with off-set dot inlays. Components include dual DiMarzio
humbucking pickups and a low-profile double locking tremolo bridge.
Specifications for JPM100
JPM100 / JPM100B
P1 Finishes: (1995–1997) / P2 (1995–1999) / P3 (1997–1998) / P4 (1998–1999) (Petrucci Custom Graphic)
Body type: Solid body
Body material: American basswood
Neck joint: AANJ
Bridge: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color: Black
Neck type: JPM
Neck material: 1-piece maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood w/ binding
Inlays: Off-set dot
Frets: 24 / 6100
There are seven different colors, called Petrucci Custom Graphic.
JPM100 P1 (1992-1995): Used for Images And Words And Rock Discipline.
JPM100 "Another Day"(1992): Used on "To Live Forever" Live in tokyo 1993 and Music video of "Another Day". Never went to production.
JPM100P2 (1996-2000): Used on many Dream Theater live shows during this period and Liquid Tension Experiment.
JPM100P3 (1997-1998): Used on Falling Into Infinity (studio and tour), guitar clinics and Liquid Tension Experiment.
JPM90 HAM(1998): It was a gift from Ibanez celebrating the 90th anniversary.
JPM100P4 (1998-1999): Used on tour of Falling into Infinity and studio and tour for Scenes from a Memory.
JPM100 Desert Storm: Prototype. Used on Metropolis Pt2 for Home (Drop D Tuning).
The standard pickups for the JPM100 are the
DiMarzio Air Norton and the DiMarzio Steve's Special. Some catalogs list the pickups as being the DiMarzio Norton Lite and/or the DiMarzio SFP (Steve's Favorite Pickup) but these are believed to be the same pickups. The first JPM, used to record the "Images And Words" album, used the DiMarzio Humbucker From Hell in the neck and the DiMarzio The Tone Zone in the bridge.