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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2020, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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PGM - original or not?

Ok, I have to ask because I’m baffled. This is a cool color combo for the PGM model, but I can’t find any history on the color scheme. If it was repainted after the factory, they did a good job on the F Holes and emblem. Can anyone speculate on if this was done by Ibanez, or someone else? Thanks!!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-15-2020, 01:56 PM
 
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I have no idea.
But i like it!!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-16-2020, 09:39 AM
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Re: PGM - original or not?

Cool color combo.

F-Hole positions are just a tad off. Looks like a nicely refinished PGM300. I’ve never seen Paul or any other player with this as a possible custom shop one-off.
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Here’s the rear opened up. If it’s a repaint, they did good. The only thing that makes me wonder is the light reflecting off it. Looks like it has a little too much orange peel in the reflection.
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Re: PGM - original or not?

The trem is from an 87' or before, this was long before PGM's existed. Only pulling the neck and seeing the pocket will tell you anything real, but you can buy plenty of aftermarket PG bodies and paint it anything you want, throw a 300 neck on it and be done. You've never showed the headstock either because if it's factory or CS the logo would be paint, and correct.
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Here’s the headstock
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Re: PGM - original or not?

Nothing screams it's not right. You're going to have to pull the neck.
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Re: PGM - original or not?

It's very cool, but it's definitely not an original PGM.
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Re: PGM - original or not?

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The trem is from an 87' or before, this was long before PGM's existed. Only pulling the neck and seeing the pocket will tell you anything real, but you can buy plenty of aftermarket PG bodies and paint it anything you want, throw a 300 neck on it and be done. You've never showed the headstock either because if it's factory or CS the logo would be paint, and correct.
Why did you noticed it was a ‘87 or older trem?
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Re: PGM - original or not?

All black block trems are pre 88.
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All black block trems are pre 88.
Thanks! It is a pleasure to learn from you all that little details!
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Re: PGM - original or not?

You will see a few carryover into early 88's but IIRC that's would be by far the exception and not the rule.
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