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 Stunning PGM collection! and a JEM surprise-Lots of HQ pics! 
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Post Stunning PGM collection! and a JEM surprise-Lots of HQ pics!
8) I've recently visited a friend of mine and came up with the idea of doing a photoshoot for his amazing Ibanez PGM collection. He's a crazy collector and a die-hard Paul Gilbert fan, he also plays in a Mr. Big cover band (which played with Paul himself a couple times)!

Anyway, here's the result, I've chopped some backgrounds to blend them better with the guitars. You can download all the Hi-Res pics at this link Download ibanez collection.zip from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

Let's start with a sneak peek of what's coming....:cool:

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Here we have a beautiful PGM200 from '91, exclusively made for Japan market. The neck is classic Ibanez 90s style, very shreddy, one of my favs. It has three PAF Pros.

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Here's my favourite one: PGM90th, made to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Hoshino Gakki. What an absolute beast, lightweight but huge sounding! Mahogany body, flame maple top, and an exceptional ebony fretboard. Ebony is pretty rare at Ibanez, but when it's done, it's spectacular, the grain is SO tight. Abalone inlays at 12th fret, abalone binding, two tone zones and a jem single. The quality is up to par with J-Customs here, no joke. Limited to 300 pieces worldwide.

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And there we have her sister, the PGM10th, made to celebrate 10 years of the PGM model. This is rare as well, 300 copies in the world. Stunning inlays, and look at the 25th fret ;) Two tone zones and a jem single.

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Time for something different! Here's a VERY rare guitar, a PGM700, made as a tribute to Beatles (Paul's a huge fan of them). Made only in '96 at the Japanese custom shop, 77 pieces worldwide, this is number 27! It has Super Distortions. Made only for the Japan market.

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And this guitar is a tribute to another band, Kiss! I'm talking about the PGM600, or "Iceman" for friends:) Super Distortions, exclusive for Japan market.

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Time for another beautiful one, the ash-bodied PGM800. This particular one is very rare since it's one of the three prototypes used by Paul at Musikmesse '96, the most common ones have two ash woods glued, this has just one. Two tone zones!

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Here's a very special one: a PGM301 with drawing by Mr Paul Gilbert himself!

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This is the PGM900, with Talman body shape, beautiful mahogany body, satin gold hardware, two Dimarzio Super 58s, very vintage sounding.

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Return to shred-time with this PGM100, the first model released for Big Paul.
Lo-Pro bridge, two PAF Pros, FS-1 in the middle.

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These sisters are my least favourite, the PGM400 and PGM500. They differ from bridge, headstock direction, and other minor stuff. Both mount Tone Zone and Humbucker From Hell.

PGM400

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PGM500

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Time for the last PGM, an acoustic! This is the PGM1000 and looks fantastic.

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.....but it's not finished yet! Now something for JEM/Vai fans, I didn't forget about you ;)

Look at this marvellous JEM 7V with ebony fretboard, scalopped last frets, and Roland midi-pickup. No words...

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That's it guys, hope you enjoyed this enormous post and liked the photos ;):hbang:

PS: all PGMs are autographed in the back, you can see the autographs if you download the hi-res pics. Only the Fireman and PGM 401 are missing from this collection if I'm not mistaken, but he'll probably find them soon!


Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:21 pm
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Welcome to the board. Thats quite a first post. Thanks for sharing.

Depending on how complete he wants his collection to be he is missing a few model. PGM300, PGM401, a red PGA 1000, PGM30 (white or jewel blue), PGM3(white or jewel blue), fireman FRM1, fireman FRM2, and possibly the rarest PGM the PGM550 (gold with red f-holes) which never was an official production model but I have seen pictures of at least 2 with LA custom shop serial numbers.

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These are nice pictures, but looking at them I couldn't stop wondering - does he EVER PLAY them? I mean, that PGM200? It looks as if it's been taken off the shelf yesterday! Pretty much all of them look like that.

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:shock: dude your friend is awesome!


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I keep going looking at the picture of the 10th. Thats one of the nicest looking 10ths i've seen. All 10ths look good, but that one has more flame than most including the one I recently bought.

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It's amazing how even the harware looks mint.

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did any one felt ENVY on this post?

Amazing and stunning collection!

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I got a boner then it went down because I realised I can't have these. :(

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Words cannot describe how awesome that collection is - every guitar was in perfect shape!!!

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this is too amazing

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_NowakP wrote:
These are nice pictures, but looking at them I couldn't stop wondering - does he EVER PLAY them? I mean, that PGM200? It looks as if it's been taken off the shelf yesterday! Pretty much all of them look like that.


By far the nicest condition I have ever seem a 200 in. There are a few people around here that have even the rare items on this list but I don't think I've them in as good condition before.


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_NowakP wrote:
These are nice pictures, but looking at them I couldn't stop wondering - does he EVER PLAY them? I mean, that PGM200? It looks as if it's been taken off the shelf yesterday! Pretty much all of them look like that.


By far the nicest condition I have ever seem a 200 in. There are a few people around here that have even the rare items on this list but I don't think I've them in as good condition before.


I have many of those models and the only one I may have in as good condition as one of these is my PGA1000.

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Were these all bought new perchance?
Either that or he really lucked out with eBay! :P

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Wow. This collection makes my penis hard. :} Please let me buy one of these!


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anybody feels like suiciding? :shock:


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I need to win the lottery so I can buy the blue 90th and the wood-grain 10th. Those two would be like a couple of Victoria's Secret models in your hands.

Of course they won't look so mint anymore 'cause I'd play the shit out of 'em.


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Holy sex


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Well guys, thanks for the appreciations about my PGM collection...Francesco is a great photographer, i thank you friend, fantastic job.

Even if it hurts me a lot, now i'm seriously thinking about selling my babies, if you want some info email me at [email protected]
For the fews who don't believe i'm not the original owner, look for Mr.Bulldog Mr.Big Tribute Band on FB.
Bye

Manuel

ps: I've got 2 PGM100 in the same mint conditions and both signed by Paul himself (like all my PGM :mrgreen: )


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Oh... I'd really like that 700 or the 600... but I don't think I have the money for it! :x

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Hi guys, sadly i'm going to sell my all pgm's, anyone interested?


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