2009 Ibanez PM35 – Pat Metheny Signature Jazz Guitar


– single rounded cutaway semi-hollow body, maple top, back, and sides, two bound f-holes, multi-layer B/W binding, set five-piece maple/bubinga neck, 22-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl/abalone block inlays and 21st fret Pat Metheny signature block inlay, rosewood headstock overlay with Ibanez logo and lightning bolt inlay, three-per-side tuners with pearl buttons, rosewood mounted ART 1 bridge, gold trapeze tailpiece, single Ibanez Super 58 covered humbucker pickup, two knobs (v, tone), gold hardware, available in Natural finish, case included, mfg. 2008-present.

Picked this up on the basis that I’ve always loved Pat Metheny’s work – It does have a thick amplified Jazz sound, but the acoustic sound of this guitar is much brighter.  It arrived with rusty flat wounds – I’ve restrung it with Ernie Ball 12’s.  Setup action and playability are all good  Frets have been polished and all wood treated and cleaned.  I would feel confident that this will provide an excellent entry into the Jazz guitar market without spending crazy money on the likes of ES 175 et al.

Nice, simple and pretty to look at with all that abalone!  So significant scratches, dinks or dents.

Comes in a slightly worn but original case – as illustrated (one catch is missing).