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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-22-2002, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Got a PGM300 - just need to share

Went to Daddy's Junky Music yesterday to pick up my Parker which was getting it's yearly tune-up. There was (what I thought was) a used PGM30 on the wall. Price tag- $349. The tag ID'd it as a PGM30 as well. Had a small chip in the back & 3 small dings. Those small points aside, I thought it looked pretty friggin' clean... and only $349. Couple things confused me though- it had the maple fretboard and Lo-Pro Edge trem... The neck felt incredible, and it sounded awesome. I figured for the price, it was a great deal.
Drove away and came back in 10 minutes- couldn't get it out of my head. My wife kept saying that I should just go and buy it because she didn't want to be dragged out again tomorrow so that I could pick it up... basically she convinced me to buy it- and handed me one of her credit cards

Later last night, I got on-line to research this PGM model (with no 'PGM' written on the headstock). And as you guessed, it turns out this is a 1992 PGM300, not a 30 like Daddy's thought. And somebody already threw in a white Tone Zone in the bridge. This will be my one little deal of a lifetime. I even like the way it's kinda faded so that it's a bit cream-colored.

But is this common? The PGM300's aren't too common a find in the U.S.- have you folks seen many stores confusing the 2 models?

-Ben

P.S.- the PGM300 is awesome!! Just plays so effortlessly and sounds great. I wish I'd played more of these guitars sooner...



P.P.S.- I have totally re-set-up / cleaned this guitar since that pic was taken yesterday, and the trem now sits where it's supposed to in the cavity
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-22-2002, 05:19 PM
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There are 3 quick and easy identifiers of a 300, maple, lo pro, and no pickup bezels

The first apearance of a PGM in the US catalog was the 500 in 94', with a blurb that previous models had been limited.

http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1994/94009.jpg
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great buy!!!!
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Thanks for the info, Rich! Never seriously looked into the PGMs since I never see any available for sale in guitar stores... (even the 30's).
Too bad- if the other models are as good as this 300, people are seriously missing out due to the limited availability...

-Ben
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BTW, i hate you. i have been looking for a nice pgm300 for awhile. i "settled" for the rgt3120. i was the owner of a pgm500. it didn't have the lo-pro and you got the tonezone as a bonus, too. man, i am so jealous. pgm300 w/ a TZ. man that is just a damn good deal...especially for $350!!!


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Lucky bastard!!
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Mind if I ask which Daddy's this was at?
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Yea- I'm really still counting my blessings on this find! Of course, my wife wants full credit because she told me to turn around and get it

And Dave- it was the Daddy's in Shrewsbury. They always have a couple cool things in there. Currently there's a UV777BK, a UV7BK, and couple S-style Prestiges hangin' on the walls there.

-Ben
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GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

You're so lucky!! I love the PGM's!!

Congrats!!
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-23-2002, 03:44 PM
 
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looks good my friend how do you like the maple neck?
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Thanks Eddie- it's quickly becoming my fave.

Sniper- The maple fretboard is absolutely killer. I was a die-hard rosewood fan, but the maple fretboard is kinda like playing the Parker's; it's almost TOO slippery and fast I'm sure I'll get used to it. And the laquer on the neck doesn't bother me at all- it's actually super smooth. I had the neck on my USRG30 sanded and tung-oiled, but the PGM300's neck feels even more comfortable and faster. Nice, wide and thin. Kinda like my JEMDBK's, but better (IMO).

Took another pic after I cleaned it up. I know, I'm picture happy, but I really love this guitar!
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ARGH!!!! i hate you even more! i'll give you $20 for it. no? ok...how about $22.53. that's a good price.... seriously. don't let that guitar go! if you do, tho, EMAIL ME FIRST.


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Nice man. you just barely can see the middle dot inlay. Its a nice change if you ask me. I always hated typical dots, I just like moving them around a little. how about some pics of your us rg neck though while we are at it
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Rich- if I ever do sell, I swear I will e-mail you first. But I really don't see selling this!

Sniper- wasn't sure what kind of pic of the neck you wanted... just took one head on. In a picture you can't really tell that the neck is sanded... unless I did some macro-focus close-up of a small area...

-Ben
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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-24-2002, 10:04 AM
 
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Congrats on your new axe. I live in Japan so the PGM300 is pretty common here, but never, never for that price. Killer deal!!!

- raijin
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