Ibanez Fireman History
At the beginning, Paul Gilbert employed Photoshop to complete a adjustment of the iceman, reversing the body and build an further cutaway, that is just a little scaled-down in comparison with the initial one on the Iceman. Paul made two models from the firemam, 1 with Korina physique, known as pgmfm1 later, another one with mahogany body, identified as pgmfm2 later. Why the guitar is called Fireman? At 1st, Gilbert called it reversed Iceman, but soon after one of Gilbert's enthusiasts found it in a video in which Gilbert was playing with the guitar on-line, the admirer feel since it really is a reversed Iceman, then the opposite aspect of ice is fire, thus why not name it Fireman. So he recommended Paul to give it the name "Fireman". Paul favored his idea. In 2009, Ibanez Company officially released the product, and Gilbert soon acquired this Paul Gilbert Signature Guitar, employing it in his cds and numerous stage performances. This is the story in the birth.
Several Editions of Ibanez Fireman
|Ibanez Fireman - 1. PGMFRM1||Ibanez Fireman - 2. PGMFRM2|
Body: Mahogany body with a cherry top
|Ibanez Fireman - 3. FRM100TR (Ibanez's latest product)|
The upper mentioned pickups are all specially designated by Paul
4. Kikusui New Ibanez Fireman - Custom Edition, the edition we replicated
Considering that this New Ibanez Fireman was custom created for Gilbert, Ibanez hadn't launched it with large amounts, however we are able to view it in certain videos, it really is Paul's unique instrument and really precious, similar to pgmfm2.
New Ibanez Fireman Custom Edition Design features
Paul's design idea was influenced by Michael Anthony's Jack Daniel bass, Michael ever got the idea "Why cannot he own a instrument just like the wine bottle he favored. Long time living in Japan, Paul Gilbert prefers a sort of Japanese sake known as Kikusui, so Gilbert inherited the writing style with the Japanese trademark "菊水", light blue body just as the hue of the bottle, the body tagged with "菊水" , the volume switches and tune controls employing bottle caps.
Once the New Ibanez Fireman was finished, Paul Gilbert highly praised it. Paul Gilbert stated Ibanez had completed a terrific work, converting my thoughts into reality, creating a guitar which sounds and plays really great. Gilbert used this specific electric guitar in MR. Big Reunion tour in Japan.
Since this specific New Ibanez Fireman hasn't been mass made, there's no place for most Paul Gilbert Signature Guitar collectors to buy it. That's exactly why we choose this New Ibanez Fireman out to duplicate it, however this does not mean that we are able to solely replicate this version of Fireman. If you don't like this variation but other designs of Fireman, we're also able to perfectly craft them to suit your needs!!
Within the process of copying this Kikusui New Ibanez Fireman, we meticulously checked out almost all details of it, accessing to a large amount of drawings and data and building a flawlessly truthful copy of the initial electric guitar.
Custom New Ibanez Fireman Pickups
Concerning the New Ibanez Fireman pickups, since it's Paul's personal customized design, the pickups had been implemented just in accordance with his preference, so we choose much more reasonably priced Wilkinson pick-ups instead of the initial ones. If you're not satisfied using the pickups or have your own personal selection, please inform us about it!!
|Inlays:||Pearl Dot Inlays|
|Pickups:||2 Wilkinson Humbuckers|
|Switch:||3-Way Selection Switch|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Bridge:||T-O-M and Stop Tailpiece|
|Finish:||Light Blue Finish|
Given that our guitars are made with a small volume, the price, in comparison with those custom manufactured instruments, is definitely more inexpensive, but simultaneously, the inventory is restricted, so should you genuinely want this specific New Ibanez Fireman, please take the chance to get in touch with us right away.