Paul Gilbert’s Ibanez Fireman signature model is freaking gorgeous, but the version(s) released a few years ago were also freaking expensive. Ibanez and Pablo Gilberto to the rescue! The FRM100-TR is a much more affordable alternative and it features Paul’s new DiMarzio Injector pickups (along with an Area ’67 in the middle position), which I reviewed a little while ago.

The guitar is made in China, and if you’ve played Ibanez’s stellar Artcore range you’d know that they make some great stuff in China, with especially impressive fretwork. As a Paul Gilbert fan and simply as a guitar geek I would love to get my hands on one of these for a test-drive – hell, I want one to keep now and I’ve never even played one!

For more on the Ibanez Fireman, check out this guest post that Paul wrote for I Heart Guitar a few years ago. And for news on the FRM100-TR’s release date in your part of the world, go to and select your local distributor.

Neck Material: 3pc Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany
Set-in Neck
Body: Mahogany
Frets: Medium frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Dot
Bridge: Tight-Tune
Tailpiece: Tight-Tune
Neck PU: DiMarzio® Injector™ (H)
Mid PU: DiMarzio® Area67™ (H)
Bridge PU: DiMarzio® Injector™ (H)
HW color: Chrome
Color: TR (Transparent Red)
Strings: .010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046 (D’addario XL-110)
Included: Gig Bag

[geo-out country=”Australia” note=””]Got a spare $6999? Maybe the FRM100-TR’s big brother, the Japanese-made PGMFRM1/a> is for you![/geo-out]

Thanks to Daniel Gäthke for the heads-up!