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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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My FGM100 finally arrived!

I was torn between the salmon colored one and the black one and decided on the black one.





Here's the description:

This is a very early Gambale, serial indicates 1990 manufacture but the FGM didn't appear in the catalogs until 1991. It's definitely an FGM though complete with recessed pickup covers, "Devo hat" knobs, and some interesting Japanese writing on the butt of the neck - maybe somebody can translate for me. Other features of the Gambale include the fantastic Edge tremolo system, Mahogany body, 1-piece Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and Sharktooth inlays, recessed pickup covers, recessed output jack, all-access neck joint for playing high notes with ease, and the popular "S" shaped body that's less than 1" at the edges - perhaps the most comfortable electric body I've played. This one is all original except for the pickups, which have been changed to Seymour Duncans rather than the stock DiMarzio's.


First impressions:

Very, very light guitar and thin rounded body. Makes my other axes feel like a weighed down Les Paul.

very thin and small neck radius. Small frets allow for low, low, low action without fret buzz. Perfect size for me after dealing with tendinitis issues with my Jackson SL-1. Your fingers just fly up and down the neck. simply incredible how smooth it is to play. Definitely a MUST for any shredder if you can find one.

I highly recommend this guitar.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-30-2007, 12:21 PM
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

Congrats. I love the Gambale models. That's a Wizard neck, btw. Radius is 430mm. Should have gone for the salmon finish!

Your serial is close to my RG750's -- F041830.
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

i had once a salmon gambale....very nice.....i miss her sometimes....but she had to go for a pmc......i bought it back if its possible!
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

Beautiful guitar!! Enjoy it! I really enjoyed reading your review too btw. I think the writing says "Eat at Tony's" but I could be wrong.
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

Man, I thought long and hard about the salmon one but I caved in to peer pressure. D'oh!

Is this model based off the RG 7xx?

Either way I freaking love it. Now takes over as #1 over my 90 Jackson Fusion. (Shhhh, don't tell her.)

I ate at Tony's once, great ravioli. Ha ha
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

It's based on the Saber/S series, not the RG7xx series.
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I never heard that there was ever a black FGM! I don't think it is an FGM
at all! but someone like Rich could enlighten us...
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

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I never heard that there was ever a black FGM! I don't think it is an FGM
at all! but someone like Rich could enlighten us...
It's definately a FGM. The knobs and recessed pup rings give it away. I'm guessing this one is from Chris guitars. He had/has 3 FGMs in great condition, I'm suprised they are still there.

Great score, enjoy it!
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nice guitar man... congrats !!!
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

Yes there was a black FGM100. There was also a black FGM200 with a fixed bridge.


The FGM100 came in Sky Blue, Desert Sun Yellow, Pink Salmon and Black
The FGM 200 came in Black and White
The FGM 300 in DSY and also Green Metallic
The FGM400 in Blazer Blue (solid finish) or Amber Quilt top versions
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Yes there was a black FGM100. There was also a black FGM200 with a fixed bridge.


The FGM100 came in Sky Blue, Desert Sun Yellow, Pink Salmon and Black
The FGM 200 came in Black and White
The FGM 300 in DSY and also Green Metallic
The FGM400 in Blazer Blue (solid finish) or Amber Quilt top versions
Cool!!! good to know, thanks for the info!!!
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Re: My FGM100 finally arrived!

Congrats for your score Finstah!

I'm in love with Sabers myself. Currently waiting for a little surprise that I'll post when I get it in shape.

My hope is to someday score a FGM400QM, beautiful lady it is.

Gus.
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It's definately a FGM. The knobs and recessed pup rings give it away. I'm guessing this one is from Chris guitars. He had/has 3 FGMs in great condition, I'm suprised they are still there.

Great score, enjoy it!
why yes it is. Ha ha. He still has a pretty clean looking salmon colored one for sale.

I've never seen the sky blue version. Anyone have a pic of one?

Are the Sabre's built similarly? Wizard neck, smaller radius, thin light body?

Man I can't believe I've never heard of this model till recently or I would have 3 or 4 by now.
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I've never seen the sky blue version. Anyone have a pic of one?
Pic of the blue:

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ooohhhh, man I have got to get one of those blue ones. SWEET!
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