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❌SOLD❌ Ibanez PM20 Path Metheny Archtop Electric Natural, 1997


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The Ibanez PM20, in production from 1997 to 1999 and built in Korea by Cort, was one of several Pat Metheny signature models built in Japan and Korea. This example is in very good, clean condition with virtually no play wear. There is light tarnish to the gold coloring on the pickup and tuner buttons, not unusual for a 26 year old instrument.

Pat Metheny is one of the great modern jazz guitarists, and the Ibanez PM20 Pat Metheny was part of a line of guitars intended to reflect his style. Currently, Metheny mostly plays guitars built by renowned Canadian luthier Linda Manzer.

A fully hollow, single cutaway archtop guitar with a pair of F-holes, the Ibanez PM20 Pat Metheny version used laminated maple for the single venetian-cutaway body, Mahogany for the body blocks and neck, and Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard and bridge. The bound fingerboard uses Ibanez’ standard split-block position markers, mixing Mother of Pearl with an Abalone insert. Between the second and third last frets, there’s a block with ‘PAT METHENY’ engraved and filled.

This is designed and built as a jazz guitar and has a single Ibanez Super 58 in the neck position, volume and tone controls and the output jack on the lower treble bout. The Super 58 pickup is also used on George Benson and John Scofield models.

The hardware is gold coloured; the tuners are sealed models, the bridge is a Tune-o-matic type on a Rosewood base, and the trapeze – style tailpiece is marked with ‘PM20’.

The case is a full sized hard shell arched-top model by TKL. It may be original, but if not, is likely better than the original case.


Price: $1,500.00 CAD
  • Model: PM20 Pat Metheny
  • Year: 1997
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 99030005, built during 1997 by Cort at Incheon, Korea
  • Country of Origin: Korea
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 06/01/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.204lbs 2.82kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.695in 43.06mm
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