Originally introduced in 1996 and discontinued in 2011, the Ibanez Pat Metheny signature series of jazz guitars is firmly rooted in the jazz guitar tradition, but they’re certainly able to go somewhat beyond if that’s your thing. This Pat Metheny PM 100 signature model is the top of the line model. It is fully hollow, with maple top, back and sides, a killer humbucking pickup and absolutely flawless craftsmanship. In other words, everything you need to achieve the pure tones of the traditional jazz guitar.
But If you don’t want a jazz box that’s completely traditional, maybe this Pat Metheny signature model may tick a few boxes. Because they’re just not boxy. PM guitars are slimmer and they’re also double cutaway. The neck joins the body at the 17th fret instead of the traditional 14th providing easy access beyond the confines of the traditional jazz guitar.
Laminated maple body top, back & sides
Hollow body with 2 f-holes
Black and white double binding
Black finish, no pickguard
Mahogany set neck
Scale length 24.5”
Nut Width 43mm
Width at Last Fret 57mm
Thickness at first Fret 21mm
Thickness 12th Fret 23mm
Bound ebony fingerboard
Abalone fingerboard inlays
Pat Metheny signature Inlay at 12th fret
Fingerboard radius 12”22 medium jumbo frets
1 x Ibanez Super 58 pickup
1 x vol & 1 x tone control
Ibanez Full Tune II ebony bridge
Ibanez PM11 trapeze tailpiece
Gotoh 510 Deluxe tuners
Weight is xxx
Made in Japan
This is a beautifully made guitar. It is not your average hollow jazzer – it has a personality beyond that, which is all its own. Plug it in, turn it up (within hollow body limits of course), play some rockabilly, blues, soul or straight out rock, and be surprised. Of course it will work just fine for normal archtop duties, but it certainly has capabilities beyond the obvious.
It is in excellent condition. There is some light scuffing where a scratchplate would normally be, but it’s very hard to see. The back is unblemished, completely clean. And the neck is unmarked top & bottom. No changes, repairs or updates – just a super straight guitar that’s been played in well, and carefully looked after.
Comes in original Ibanez case in good condition