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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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custom order ibanez jem

Hello here's my question. I was told i can order a new jem any way i want.It will cost more. I was thinking getting a Jem 77VBK with a lo pro edge and dimarzio evolution pickups. the neck would be ebony.I'm not sure if there still making ebony jem necks,if not rosewood will do. My local Ibanez dealer said this can be done,it may take a while. Has any one here ever custom ordered a jem before.and feel free to give combos to there dream jem.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 07:19 PM
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Re: custom order ibanez jem

Smells like bullsht to me.
The Jem is a signature guitar, so unless Vai wants it, you arent going to get it.

Please dont start another "What would your dream jem be" thread. Please.
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hmm.. why is that Jem considered 'custom'.. you even have evolutions in it..
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Sorry to disappoint you but your dealer is trying to sell you a bridge in brooklyn. The ibanez custom shop has been closed to non-endorsees for years, which means your dream jem only exists in your head. Well, actually you could probably get a vbk just with rosewood fretboard. They'll use whatever trem they use now.

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I hate when people that work in the business say things they have no clue about! Not many companies will do that for you. I know on the Peavey HP & PRSs you can. Maybe ESP. Go back there and tell him to shut up and that he is wrong.
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B.C. Rich and Jackson also have a publicly available custom shop. Some nice stuff has come out of the USA Jackson custom shop. I can also attest the same for B.C. Rich. Quality of the instruments are incredible and attention to detail is god like. However, i can attest that the waiting times are long. Last i checked, 2005 or 2006, B.C. Rich's custom shop had a queue waiting time of about 9 to 12 months depending on the order!
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The only way you're going to get a custom Jem is if you get one of the guys in the banner ad's at the top of the page to build it for you.
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You can order any jem you want, it might just take a while to arrive, avery long while, a very VERY long while

The other possibility is that the store will order in a standard production line JEM then feed it to their in-house luthier to butcher it before presenting you with your "customized" jem.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-12-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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check out the carvin website they do awesome customs
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