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?
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