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Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber   (Open Box)
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Product# H97030
OVERVIEW

Designed and inspired by the legendary jazz guitarist for those with a versatile tone palette.

One of the most reconizeable names in jazz since the '70s, Pat Metheny has worked with a plethora "who's who" of jazz greats, in the process becoming one himself. Ibanez has collaborated with the wild-haired fret wizard to create the beautiful PM Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Antique Amber Electric Guitar. It features a PM mahogany set-in neck with maple top, back, and sides, plus a bound ebony fretboard to give you smooth, sweet tones. Aesthetically, the gold hardware, pearl and abalone inlays, f-holes and stylish KT30 tailpiece pair beautifully with the antique amber woodgrain and curves of the top for a truly classy instument. Other accoutrements include an ART-1 bridge, Silent 58 (H) neck pickup, and Volume and Tone controls. Includes a hardshell case.

FEATURES
  • Neck type: PM 3-pc Mahogany/Maple set-in neck
  • Body: Maple top/back/sides
  • Fretboard: Bound ebony fretboard with pearl & abalone block inlay
  • Fret: Medium frets with Artstar fret-edge treatment
  • Number of frets: 22 frets
  • Bridge: Art-1 bridge
  • Tailpiece: KT30 tailpiece
  • Neck pickup: Super 58 (H) neck pickup
  • Controls: Volume and Tone
  • String: Flatwound strings
  • Case: Hardshell case
Neck dimensions:
  • Scale: 628mm/24.75"
  • Width at nut: 43mm
  • Width at last fret: 57mm
  • Thickness at 1st: 20mm
  • Thickness at 12th: 22mm
  • Radius: 305mmR
Body dimensions:
  • Length: 19-1/2"
  • Width: 15-3/4"
  • Max Depth: 3-5/8"

Love some Metheny? Then you'll love this guitar. Order today.

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IbanezPM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • School bands (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice jazz tones

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from Ft. Worth

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Amplified Tone
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

  • Tuners Could Be Better

Best Uses

  • Playing Gigs

Comments about Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber:

This is a very well made guitar but for the money you would think it would have much better tuning machines. I'll soon replace them and the bridge as well. The electronics seem fine. The pickup sounds full and articulate through my DV Mark little jazz or Roland cube 30. Yep, it's made in China. But so is your cell phone, television, refrigerator,the computer you're reading this on, microwave, and just about everything you own. If it really bothers you then save up $3000 to purchase the american equivalent. It'll still need a set up. Cheers!

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5.0

A great choice!

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from Austin Texas

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • LOVE THE COLOR
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Will Replace String Bridg

Best Uses

  • Fun Jazz Box
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber:

I've played guitar for 30 years now, but I've never owned a jazz box. In fact, this is my first guitar ordered on-line, and I really like it. First off - the simplicity of it: one pickup, one tone knob, one volume. That's all I need. No extra switches. For me, the less hardware and more wood, the better,

The neck on this guitar feels like my Les Paul neck. Not a baseball bat neck, which I also like, and not a smaller C neck, like a Fender. The inlay is beautiful and I prefer the adjustment ability of the strings, as opposed to the traditional wood bridge, the gold connecting hardware that attaches at the bow is not my favorite thing, but my long term goal will include replacing that with a polished wood piece, like Pat has on his 2000 model.

Most importantly, above all this, is the sound. SUPER Sustain...more than any guitar I've ever owned. This one sings. Like Nigel from Spinal Tap says: "go have a bite and ahhhhhhhhhhh" it's still singing!

When I changed the strings for the first time, just the brush of air across the fretboard rang out like a harp! As goofy as it sounds..I knew then I had a winner.

I also appreciate the "grip" knobs that Ibanez uses in lots of their guitars, Feels sturdy to my right palm and doesn't slip. I don't see a manufacturer type with the gold tuners, but they respond like Gotoh tuners I've had in the past...solid and capable of doing their job.

Additionally....I must say : the case is nice too. Not an afterthought. It fits guitar well and was included with my order. A rare thing these days, in my experience.

My guitar will need. setup, as its a bit high out of the box, but that's to be expected. It was shipped with flat wound strings (10's maybe?). I put 11's on immediately, and it looks like a neck or bridge adjustment would probably help. Also - I LOVE the color. Complaints about it being "neon" or whatever, is not true with me, It looks like the yellow in Satana's PRS, to me...so I got no problem with that.

This is an oustnding guitar...for right under the biscuit mark. If you've got the love of jazz, not the cash for L-5.....I think this is a fine choice. I am very happy with it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific value...a finely crafted guitar

By 

from New Jersey, USA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber:

    Guitar is an extremely high quality build, a perfect instrument in every way direct from China! Got to say I love everything about this guitar! To begin with...it sounds beautiful, you get a nice fat Jazz tone. I've always preferred a wooden Bridge on my archtops and to tell you the truth I was prepared to change out the metal bridge it comes with for an ebony bridge. But, somehow and much to my amazement, it's metal bridge seems to add resonance and a certain mellowness to the tone so I'm gonna leave it right there! The size and scale, the materials, the beautiful finish and upscale aesthetics. The outstanding fret work, ebony fingerboard, 3-piece neck and Ibanez electronics all come together to make for a really G R E A T guitar. The instrument is very articulate and responds to the touch in a most emotional and sensitive manner. It is because of this that it becomes obvious that Mr. Metheny has put a lot of thought into it's design. Of course as usual, Ibanez has put a lot of effort into it's beautiful construction.

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    5.0

    10 out of 5 stars for product/service

    By 

    from kalamazoo, mich

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Took This Guitar To A Jam

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber:

      took this guitar to a jazz jam session. let the house player who used a heritage 535(like a gibson 335) play it. Noticable difference in tone. Everyone heard that as well. A good notch up from the Heritage. I changed the tailpiece to suit me, and got thomsik-infeld 14's. what a darn nice jazzbox. do youself a favor if you are a jazz standards guy. get this. Outstanding service, as there was a problem during shipping, and they came through asap, with max support.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Ibanes PM2 AA Guitar

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      from Fort Pierce, FL

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber:

      Had I known that this instrument was made in China I would have had second thoughts about this purchase! That being said, however, After a trip to a local luthier where he adjusted the truss rod, recut the nut, lowered the action, and adjusted the bridge for intonation, I am totally satisfied with this guitar. It now plays perfectly and sounds fantastic! A good , inexpensive jazz guitar!

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      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Gently Used PM2AA Ibanez Guitar

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      from Fort Pierce, FL

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez PM2 Pat Metheny Signature Hollowbody Electric Guitar - Antique Amber:

      If I had known that this instrument was made in China I would have had second thoughts on purchasing it, however, that being said (after a short tip to my local luthier where the neck was straightened,the nut was recut and fret buzz above the 12th fret was fixed,) it plays really well and has a great jazz sound. I purchased this "gently used" but couldn't find any defects or signs of use! For the price, it really can't be beat!

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