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1996 Ibanez Pat Metheny PM100 Signature Archtop Black Near-Mint w/ Hangtags, Case


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Up for sale, a 1996 Ibanez Pat Metheny signature model PM100 in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags. The original signature model for Jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny, the PM100 has a body shape evocative of Gibson's Barney Kessel and Tal Farlow models, featuring all maple body construction and a one-piece mahogany neck capped with a 22 fret ebony fingerboard.

Featherweight at 6lbs 15oz, this Ibanez has a smooth, airy acoustic tone, with the immediacy and glassy attack of the maple and ebony tonewoods. The single neck position Super 58 alnico magnet humbucker is ideal for complex chording and sweet, singing lead work, all with exquisite clarity. This PM100 benefits from a professional setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 flatwound strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany (one-piece)
-Shape: PM Prestige profile (medium C with full shoulders), measuring .860” 1st fret, .950” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Bound ebony, abalone/pearl split-block inlay, “Pat Metheny” inlay at 21st fret
-Frets: Medium with Prestige fret-edge treatment, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16” (43mm), bone
-Tuners: Gotoh SGL510
-Serialization: “Made in Japan,” F96-prefix (dating to June, 1996)

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple, 3 1/8“ depth, 16” lower bout width
-Pickups: Super 58 humbucker (7.4k ohms)
-Controls: Volume, Tone
-Hardware: Gotoh GE103B Tune-o-Matic bridge with rosewood base, gold-plated custom “PM100” engraved trapeze tailpiece
-Plastics: Sure Grip II knobs

The gloss Black finish is framed by multi-ply grained ivoroid binding, and cosmetic wear is limitd to just a couple faint finish scratches on the rims. The gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original brown tolex hardshell case is included, just as well-kept as the guitar itself, along with the hangtags and factory documentation (dated November 30, 1996).