What Ibanez Say:
Paul Gilbert is not only an extraordinary musician, but a creative tinkerer as well. Always looking to build a better mousetrap…or at least a more versatile one, Paul endlessly searches for ways to improve his instrument as a vehicle for his musical ideas. The creatively restless guitarist has re-tooled the Fireman several times through the years, and the FRM200 represents the latest version of his iconic axe.
FRM200 features a bigger-than-average set-in neck joint that Gilbert maintains is the secret to his endless sustain. Conjoined to a Mahogany body, the neck is a Mahogany/ Maple 3-piece with a Ebony fingerboard and narrow/ tall frets to facilitate more extreme string bending. The Tight Tune bridge/ tailpiece is the perfect hard tail combination of adjustability and dependable tuning stability.
Also comes with newly designed DiMarzio® PG-13™ pickups for Paul Gilbert. It produces more output increase in harmonics yet still maintaining the dynamics and clarity of a traditional minibucker.
Though Gilbert's fans will be the first to gravitate toward the new version, Paul is quick to point out that this Fireman lends itself to bold exploration in a variety of musical genres.
Neck type : FRM 3pc Mahogany/Maple setin neck
Body : Mahogany body
Fretboard : Bound Ebony fretboard w/White dot inlay
Fret : Narrow & Tall frets
Bridge : TightTune bridge
Tailpiece : TightTune tailpiece
Neck pickup : DiMarzio® PG13™ (H) neck pickup
Bridge pickup : DiMarzio® PG13™ (H) bridge pickup
Hardware color : Chrome