As a founding member, songwriter, and lead guitarist of Between the Buried and Me, Paul Waggoner’s unique style is an integral part of the band’s progressive sound. Paul brings that creative spirit and innovative drive to everything he’s involved with, and his new Ibanez Signature model is no exception.
Waggoner’s input begins at the instrument’s very core with a thicker, beefed-up version of the Ibanez S body style. Made of select ash, the added girth of this altered shape improves sustain and resonates with a fatter, warmer tone, yet retains excellent articulation.
Complementing this body, Paul chose a 3-piece maple/bubinga Wizard III neck and rosewood fretboard with jumbo frets—each, highly detailed for an extraordinarily smooth, comfortable feel and maximized playing speed. Hardware includes the Ibanez Edge Zero II bridge for fluid, unobtrusive performance and superior tuning stability.
At the heart of the PWM10 is Paul’s signature “PW Hornet” pickups, designed in collaboration with Mojotone—a North Carolina, custom pickup builder known for their responsive, hand-made pickups. Waggoner’s goal was to achieve a heavy, balanced sound that could cut through any mix. In his words: “Something that’s nice and full, but also has that sparkle, is the kind of thing I’ve always loved.”
The result is the pairing of a bridge pickup that is aggressive, yet articulate, with a neck pickup that’s diametrically opposed in sound character: less abrasive, and “friendlier” sounding for clean rhythms and leads. Together, they produce a tone capable of dominating the sonic landscape, but are still able to “sing” without sounding abrasive.
The PWM10 ships tuned to C# and includes a hardshell case.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash
Body finish: Satin
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Wizard III
Neck wood: Maple/bubinga 3-piece
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Neck: PW Hornet
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: PW Hornet
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil tap
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Edge-Zero
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Versatile electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: Indonesia
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