Re: Ibanez 2020 Catalog + NAMM
Steve is using a sustainer now for 20 years. And seems to do very frequently at the moment. I'd say it's about time for this in a stock Jem. Joe has his sustaniac and patents don't last forever if Fernandes won't do it. Or is there any reason why this is not possible?
If there is a reason beyond "Steve didn't want a Sustainer in his signature model guitar" it probably isn't a technical reason. The Sustaniac installation process is less straightforward than a normal pickup, to put it mildly, but the people at Manic Music who make the Sustainiac really have the JEM sorted out. https://www.sustainiac.com/prpickgd.htm#pickguards
Ibanez can be unpredictable in their decisions regarding their product lines. That is the best I can do.