The FRM300, which bears an angular Fireman shape, comes finished in a gloss purple, with chrome hardware and a black pickguard. Loaded into the okoume body is a triplet of mini-humbuckers, chosen and coil-split with a five-way blade selector switch and tamed with a single volume and tone. The set neck is maple, topped with a bound ebony fretboard and 22 narrow/tall frets.
The specific mini-humbuckers loaded in the guitar are DiMarzio PG-13s, Paul Gilbert’s signature pickup. They’re wound for a balance of bite and clarity, the latter of which can be upped with the aforementioned coil-splitting.
The hardware on show includes a Graph-tech nut, an Ibanez Gibraltar Performer bridge and a slotted Quick Change III tailpiece. The tailpiece allows strings to be quickly removed via the top of the bridge rather than have their whole length threaded through.
Ibanez’s full 2021 includes a new seven-string signature for Martin Miller, a new 24-fret signature for Paul Waggoner, and a host of updates to the RG, RGD, RGA AZ, AR, miKro and Gio ranges. Find out more here.
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