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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-19-2010, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

I'm having trouble finding anything on this guitar. If anyone has links to videos or pics, please post here. Thanks.
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

Pretty sure Jemsite had a couple of pics posted by his web master (mike?)
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hmmm i have 2 more but cant post them pm me if you want
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

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here you go
Isn't that the PGM800, which is made of swamp ash?
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

I really thought there was a YouTube video where he discussed the plywood special but I can't find it.
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?



that has nothing to do with the plywood custom guitar, which is kind of a ash/mahogany/ash sandwich construction:



look at the distance between the pickups, it's stretched. you can see it since it's a 22 fret neck and the corner of the neck pickup ring sticks out of the body edge, in the lower horn cutaway.
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

Interesting. What's the story behind that?
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 01:48 PM
 
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

From PG himself:

"I had been collecting weird-looking, junky old guitars and fixing them up. I had a Telestar, a Goya, an Alamo, a Mazda, etc. When I put decent pickups in them, some of these guitars sounded really cool. I noticed that a few of them appeared to be made from plywood. You could see the texture of the layers through the finish. I thought, "No one has ever made a plywood guitar with a CLEAR finish!" So I called up Ibanez and asked them to find a piece of plywood that was OBVIOUSLY plywood. I told them to look for something that had industrially stamped words on it, knot-holes, and whatever else would give it the ply-wood look. So Ibanez made one. They actually used a piece of real wood in the middle and laminated the ply-wood on the top and back. The guitar doesn't sound like my old junky guitars, but it does sound really GOOD. I used it on a bunch of Mr. Big tours.

Ibanez later released the PGM800 which had a natural finish inspired by the ply-wood guitar. I must admit I prefer my stock PGM800s."

http://racerx.edutom.co.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=74330
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

Hah! Very cool.
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

very interesting stuff.
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

actually, a lot of people in the 3rd world play all those rg350dx and GIOs made with plywood.
downhere, ibanez sells more plywood than basswood!
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

You get a lot of them in the UK too.

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actually, a lot of people in the 3rd world play all those rg350dx and GIOs made with plywood.
downhere, ibanez sells more plywood than basswood!
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Re: Paul Gilbert's Plywood Guitar?

That sucks...
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