The Ibanez 2018 FRM200 Paul Gilbert Signature Guitar in White Blonde is the signature model of Racer X and Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert, a player some would say is worthy of the title "Guitar Legend". Gilbert regular appears in guitarist's "Top Ten" lists due to his clinical style, and seemingly effortless ability to play with incredible speed. The FRM200 is designed to exceed Gilbert's expectations, and will surely blow yours out of the water. Each model is supplied with a gig bag to get you from home to gig in style.
The FRM200 takes the "Fireman" body shape that Gilbert conceived in collaboration with Ibanez, quite literally reversing their "Iceman" shape, and tweaking it to suit Gilbert's enigmatic style. The body is crafted using mahogany, a tonewood known for producing a distinctively warm character, with plenty of mid-range clout that cuts through any mix beautifully.
Set-in mahogany/maple neck
The FRM200 is endowed with a three-piece mahogany/maple set-neck, which is designed to optimise transference between the neck and body for immaculate sustain. Stability is assured, so no matter how aggressively you rock out, the neck will remain as solid as can be. Adopting Gilbert's preferred FRM profile, the neck is thicker and fatter to create a substantial yet manageable feel in the hand.
Paired with the neck is a luxurious ebony fingerboard, which is home to 22 narrow-tall frets that are designed to accommodate smooth string bends and precise vibrato control - especially towards the highest frets. Those who are seeking increased articulation in the upper register, you're going to fall in love with this fingerboard. White dot position inlays guide your way in style.
Paul Gilbert humbuckers
The Ibanez FRM200 is loaded up with Paul Gilbert's DiMarzio PG-13 mini-humbuckers, which deliver the raw intensity one would expect coupled with a biting clarity. In the words of the man himself, "It still has the beef; it’s not harsh. I just plugged it in, played it, and went, ‘Oh, this is good.’". Whether you're tackling Blues, Classic Rock, or even Metal, these beauties are as versatile as they are sonically powerful. The bridge offers a sensible balance of clarity with lush harmonics, whilst the neck delivers sweetly saturated creamy tones - perfect for those Jazz and Blues solos.
As a man who knows a thing or two about touring, Gilbert wouldn't settle for anything less than the best with his signature model. The Ibanez 2018 FRM200 Paul Gilbert Signature Guitar is home to a tight-tune bridge and tailpiece partnership that anchors each string securely, upholding intonation and sustain with absolute precision. However hard you rock out, you can rest assured that this axe will stay in tune, and be ready to go whenever you are.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model 2018 FRM200 Paul Gilbert Signature Guitar Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 3-Piece Mahogany/Maple Fingerboard Material Ebony Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile FRM No. of Frets 22; Narrow-Tall Position Inlays Dot Bridge/Tailpiece Tight-Tune/Tight-Tune Active/Passive Passive Tuners Standard Pickups Neck: DiMarzio PG-13 Bridge: DiMarzio PG-13 Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish White Blonde Included Accessories Gig Bag
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