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PGMFRM1
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The PGMFRM1 is a PGM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It is a signature model of American guitarist Paul Gilbert. It was built in Japan by Sugi.

The PGMFRM1 is a completely new design and not related to previous PGM models. It was issued in the 20th anniversary year of the PGM series.

Paul Gilbert designed the guitar by reversing the original Iceman body shape and adding a cutaway.[1] The design was originally known as the 'Reverse Iceman', until a fan suggested the 'Fireman' (i.e. the opposite of an Iceman) moniker after seeing the guitar in a video Paul Gilbert posted on the internet.[2]

Features include a korina body and neck, DiMarzio pickups and the Gibraltar II fixed bridge. The triple single coil pickup configuration is a first for the PGM series.

Only 45 examples of this model were made. Another Fireman model with two humbucker pickups was released concurrently as the PGMFRM2.

Specifications

Specifications for PGMFRM1
Model name: PGMFRM1
Year(s) produced: 2009
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Body
Body material:
Korina
Neck joint:
Set-in
Bridge:
Gibraltar II fixed
Tailpiece:
Quik Change II
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Neck
Neck type:
Fireman
Neck material:
3-piece korina/ bubinga
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl dot
Frets:
22 / medium
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
SSS
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Area '67
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Area '67
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Area '67
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Sources

  1. Paul Gilbert in a video posted on Youtube [1]
  2. The Fireman Cometh Very Limited Edition Paul Gilbert Signature Debuts at NAMM; Ibanez press release on Gear-Vault.com; February 10, 2009; archived from the original.