With a long and celebrated career, Paul Gilbert made his name in bands such as Mr. Big, Racer X, as well as countless other solo projects. Paul found a home at Ibanez and has been with the company for 30 years now. To celebrate this special anniversary Ibanez is announcing the release of the PGM333 30th Anniversary guitar.
This unique instrument carries with it all of the finest points of craftsmanship found on all Japanese-made Ibanez guitars. The guitar features an RG body shape, which seemed appropriate for the 30th anniversary model since it is reminiscent of Paul’s very first Ibanez PGM signature guitar.
The guitar features an African Mahogany Body and a 5-piece Maple/Walnut PGM neck. The neck is topped off with a Macassar Ebony fretboard featuring Abalone/Acrylic block inlays. The tonal engine that drives this instrument is a set of three DiMarzio PG-13 mini humbuckers. These are Paul’s signature pickups and though they are small, they offer a thick, lush, and powerful sound that offers instant voice and character to any guitar in which they’re installed.
The visual impact of the PGM333 is classic and also slightly understated thanks to its Champaign Gold finish and gold hardware. The guitar offers a simple, elegant aesthetic but last thing it would ever be called is ordinary. A hardshell case and a pack of PGM 30th Anniversary picks are also included.