STEPHEN RAHN 1997

The PGM300 is probably the PGM guitar that I played the most out of any of them. It was really the workhorse, the most punished guitar, the one that took the most abuse and kept on going. I used it during the peak of Mr. Big's success in Japan, when we were headlining three nights at the Buddokhan. It always sounded great. To me, one of the unique things about that guitar, for whatever reason, was that it cleaned up really nice. Whenever I would use the 5-way switch and click it over one click to use the single coil and the split-coil humbucker together and turn the volume on the guitar down, I'd get this really nice glassy sound. I remember playing that guitar on the Tonight Show, doing a song called "Just Take My Heart" that had a really clean sound. It just sounded beautiful on that. There was no channel switching necessary. I just plugged it into a cranked up Marshall, turned the volume down, and got this beautiful, clear, shimmering sound. Of course when you crank it up, it was total metal. So that was the guitar that my hands have spent the most time on out of any of the PGMs. I think my chest cavity has modified to its shape. It's a very very dear guitar to me. I've spent so much time with it. I love it. You will, too. The PGM300.

  • neck : 1pc Maple
  • body : Basswood
  • frets : Jumbo
  • finger board : Maple
  • bridge : Lo-Pro Edge
  • pickups :
    DiMarzio® Paf Pro® (H) neck pu
  • DiMarzio® FS-1™ (S) mid pu
    DiMarzio® Paf Pro® (H) bridge pu
  • Hardware color : Cosmo Black
  • color : WH(White)