Paul Waggoner, a founding member, songwriter, and lead guitarist of Between the Buried and Me, uses his unique style as 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 Ibanez Signature model is no exception.
Ibanez PWM10 Paul Waggoner Signature Electric Guitar Features
- 3-piece Maple/Bubinga “Wizard III” neck
- Rosewood fretboard with White off-set dot inlay
- Mojotone PW Hornet Humbuckers
- Coil-tapping mini switch equipped
- Cosmo Black hardware
- Factory Tuning C#
- String gauges (from 1st to 6th) : .012/.016/.024w/.034/.046/.059
- Hardshell case included
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 hard shell case.