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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is this a real PGM

Hi everyone

I just found this PGM on a local website for the equivalent of ~$300:


I have two questions:
-Is this a real PGM? (it seems likely that it would be a fake for such a low price)
-If it is real, which model is it, and is it worth it for the asking price?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

pups are not original (the originals are pink), it has dot inlays instead of sharktooth, the bridge seems an fr copy and original didn't have aanj...so...FAKE!
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

Ah damnit, that makes me sad I've got a spot in my guitar room just waiting to be filled with a PGM
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 06:19 AM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

Hmmm just wait, made some search and spotted this... http://www.ibanez.com/parts/2003_PAR...3JB_1M_01.html ...it seems like a pgm3...but i would say it's not a real pgm anyway!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah, I don't think it's worth getting one of the lower end ones. A PGM isn't only about the look, it's so important to get that special sound they provide, so you need all the correct Japanese made parts and DiMarzios
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Re: Is this a real PGM

It could also be a 30JB, I can't make out what the bridge is.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

Could the bridge be an ILT1? Older PGM3's came with that trem. Looks like a PGM3 with the black hardware, a PGM30 has cosmo black hardware. Pickups are supposed to be black on the PGM3/PGM30 and both have dot inlays instead of teeth.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

stay away! butt ugly guitar!FAKE! from 1000 meters it looks okey...but it isnt a very nice guitar if you look good at it.. but if you want something just for on the wall go for it...but save money and buy the real one...thats one of the finest ibanez guitars ever.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

There are one for sale here in Sweden, that has been on add for a long time now.
this


It is
7500:- Swedish.
693 Euro
920 USD

It is not me selling it (and I don't know the seller).

But send a PM if you want me to hook you up with the seller.
Here are a link to the add.
http://www.blocket.se/vi/21234900.htm?ca=23_3_s

/Magnus
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

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stay away! butt ugly guitar!FAKE!
It's not a fake.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Re: Is this a real PGM

Perhaps not a fake but just like JEM's. it's better to go for the Fujigen ones.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-05-2009, 10:07 PM
 
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Perhaps not a fake but just like JEM's. it's better to go for the Fujigen ones.
It's all relative. For $300, it's a good deal. Pickups can be replaced and so can all the rest of the hardware. It's not like the pickups are impossible to get or expensive. Heck, I don't even like the pickups that come in the PGM301s. I replaced all the pickups in the 2 I own. Pickups are a very personal choice.
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