Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner - Black Stain

6-string Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, PWM 5-pc Maple/Bubinga Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Black Stain
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A Drop-tuned Prog Machine!

The Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner Signature solidbody electric guitar adds a voice of authority to your drop tunings. Designed with Between the Buried and Me's guitarist Paul Waggoner and optimized for the rich, heavy tone that down-tuning produces, this electric guitar gives you an unbelievable amount of responsiveness, regardless of your tuning. A pair of signature Mojotone PW Hornet pickups give you the sonic palette you need to cover everything from pristine cleans to molten leads and beyond. Combined with coil tapping and a Lo-pro Edge tremolo, the Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner Signature guitar is ready to rule any stage.

Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner Signature Model Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Signature Mojotone pickups give you a wide array of tones
  • Custom neck profile and Prestige fret-edge treatment provide a fluid playing experience
  • Palm muting never felt so good with the Lo-pro Edge bridge
Signature Mojotone pickups give you a wide array of tones

Ibanez's PWM100 Paul Waggoner signature guitar houses a pair of Mojotone PW Hornet pickups for a massive range of tones. The Ceramic-magnet bridge pickup and the Alnico-magnet neck pickup combine for a variety of sounds ranging from pristine cleans to chunky chords to heavy leads. You'll love the pick response and the coil-tapped tones that you can get out of the PWM100.

Custom neck profile and Prestige fret-edge treatment provide a fluid playing experience

The 5-piece maple/bubinga neck on the Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner features a custom neck profile specified by Paul, which gives you effortless access to this solidbody electric guitar's entire fretboard. For even smoother playability, the PWM100 has received Ibanez's Prestige fret-edge treatment. This essentially rounds off the edges of the guitar's frets, providing you with unbelievably tight response and smooth left-hand fingering.

Palm muting never felt so good with the Lo-pro Edge bridge

Whether you palm mute with precision or simply have a wild strumming style, few things are worse than getting hung up on your bridge during a furious performance. Guitar players at Sweetwater all agree the Ibanez Lo-pro Edge bridge gets out of the way of your playing while still serving up maximum expression and tuning stability. You'll barely know it's there, thanks to its streamlined profile and recessed fine tuners. And you'll have additional tuning stability thanks to the locking studs.

Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner Signature Model Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Signature guitar of Between the Buried and Me's guitarist Paul Waggoner
  • Factory tuned - 1C#, 2G#, 3E, 4B, 5F#, 6C#
  • A pair of Mojotone PW Hornet pickups deliver a wide sonic range without mush
  • Play expressively while maintaining your tuning stability with the Lo-pro Edge bridge
  • Coil tap switch splits the pickup coils for single-coil tones
  • Ash body with 5-piece maple/bubinga neck and rosewood fretboard offer great sustain and playability
  • Hardshell case included
Rock the stage with the prog-ready Ibanez PWM100 Paul Waggoner Signature guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape S
Left-/Right-handed RIght-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Color Stain Black
Neck Material 5-piece Maple/Bubinga
Neck Shape PWM Wizard profile
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Offset dots
Number of Frets 24, Jumbo frets
Nut Width 1.692"
Bridge/Tailpiece Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo
Tuners Cosmo Black hardware
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Mojotone PW Hornet humbucker
Bridge Pickup Mojotone PW Hornet humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 3-way pickup switch, 2-way coil-tap switch
Strings 0.012, 0.016, 0.024w, 0.034, 0.046, 0.059
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number PWM100

Customer Reviews

4/5
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5/5

Worth it!

I haven't hardly been able to put this thing down since I got it. They really nailed this one, if you're a fan of the S-Series, you'll love it. This is the first guitar I have bought new in a very long time. I have been playing the S-Series line for years, and have owned almost every variant from the S470 to some of the first Prestige models to the Frank Gambale signature. I however was not familiar with the more recent prestige line since they switched production back to Fujigen in Japan from Korea. I didn't know what to expect but I am impressed! It's easily on par if not better than what some consider to be "golden era" Ibanez. The fretwork seems great, as it should be on a guitar of this price. I haven't lowered the action as much as I usually do yet, but at about 1.8mm at the 14th fret there is no buzzing whatsoever, and it has great sustain all the way up the neck. As others said it looks so much better in person than it does in pictures. It really is beautiful. The extra body thickness seems to really fill out the tone compared to the standard S, and it's just as comfortable to play. I don't notice the extra thickness at all. The truss rod cover is anodized aluminum, with a machined bevel around the edge. I thought that along with the matching headstock was a nice touch. The most important part of these guitars to me is the neck. If you're familiar with the traditional Wizard dimensions (17-20mm) or even the more recent prestiges Super Wizard HP 17-19mm, this neck is a little bit thicker. It is also 1mm wider at the 12th fret. It feels closer in thickness to a Super Wizard Prestige, but maybe just a smidge more round. I was kind of nervous about this as I like thin necks, but it feels good even when playing for extended lengths of time. Whatever they do to the back of their necks is excellent, its super slippery and sort of a satin/matte like finish. If it's the same as whats on my other guitars, it will last a long time too. The volume knob is in the exact same location as every other S-Series guitar, should be easy enough to try one to see if it gets in your way. I've never had that issue. The trem works beautifully. The Edge Lo-Pro has been around for a long time, and is favored by many for a good reason. It's arguably one of the best double locking systems made IMO. There is definitely no "design flaw" here. If you've never played a Floyd, it would be wise to try one out before you spend this much on a guitar only to find out it's not for you. They can be a bit of a chore to get setup properly, but it's well worth the effort. As long as the strings are stretched in all the way and it's setup properly, you can abuse the hell out of it and it will stay rock solid. It flutters almost effortlessly. I have used guitars with this exact trem for recording for quite a while, and I don't have a problem with them going sharp while palm muting. It was probably a technique learned early on, you just have to have a lighter hand. The pickups are a lot different than what I'm used to but they sound amazing, from clean all the way to heavy. They are very versatile. Chunky, but still enough clarity and dynamic to hear all the individual notes. I had to dial in my amp a bit differently, but Mojotone really did an excellent job with these. The one thing I found lacking a little bit was the setup, which honestly is to be expected with any new production guitar. The intonation was off, action was a little high and the neck had a little too much relief, but these things are easily fixed. The hard shell cases have gotten beefier, seems like it can take quite a bit of abuse, and the little multi-tools they come with now are awesome! Overall the guitar exceeded my expectations and I am extremely happy with it. Given the opportunity, I would buy it again.
4/5

Bitter sweet

I've had this guitar for a couple weeks and have a ton of mixed feelings about this guitar. I'll start with the good. The guitar is incredibly stunning, the pictures do not come close to how beautiful this guitar is, it is more grey in person than the pictures and is very sleek. The neck is very thin, fast, and smooth. The sound is unbelievable as well, the pw Horner pickups provide a lot of gain, but are very very quiet, no extra noise which is awesome, the cleans are amazing, and the leads cut through the mix very well. I play in a punk rock/pop metal band and it fits perfect for this genre. The things I cannot stand about this guitar however. The volume knob placement is horrible, my pinky hits the knob every time I do anything palm muted and makes it very uncomfortable, also while turning down the volume as you play. I disconnected the volume knob so it wouldn't get turned down any more, but the position is still very annoying. Plus the floating bridge for the whammy is very sensitive, if I rest my palm down as I normally would palm muting on any other guitar, it changes the pitch and makes it go sharp, so it's very hard to have clean Palm mutes. I took my guitar in to make the bridge fixed so I would no longer have this issue. But I love this guitar so much I didn't want to return it do to these issues. I would still recommend getting this guitar, has a very unique voice that will help give you a different sound from the rest, but still fitting.
3.5/5

Mixed feelings

First off it's a gorgeous guitar, way more beautiful than the pictures. The volume knob location is pretty poor, your pinky will always run into it, I had mine disabled because I kept turning the volume down, the springs in the back always vibrate and ring through the pick ups and it is very noticable, so I had to put a sock in the back to help dull the sound. The floating lo pro edge bridge is highly sensitive and makes it very difficult to palm mute with out it going out of tune. The pick ups are awesome and provide a unique sound, and the cleans are amazing. Cosmetically this guitar is perfect, but poorly designed, I regret buying it. Not worth the price
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