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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Do we know who designed the Jem body?

I know Steve was really involved in the creation of the Jem. Do we know who drew out the body?
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http://www.jemsite.com/articles-menu...ns-of-the-jem/

None of the links work. There used to be a good pic of a LNG proto and was WTF ugly.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igs_TFC5LHA
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Re: Do we know who designed the Jem body?

Steve and Mace Bailey went back and forth with different versions until Steve approved of one, basically. Mace built them, showed to Steve, and Steve gave feedback. That's pretty much how anything gets done if the design requires or incorporates feedback from another non-designer.
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Mace was the builder, I would think there would be some input from the art department which was Bill Reim at the time. He's credited with the S and a couple others but I wouldn't doubt he had a hand in tweaking the design of the JEM/RG.
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Hmm I thought Steve originally drew it out and Ibanez made it. Interesting.
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Here is a link to Nuno's interview with Rich Lasner:

http://www.ibanez87.it/english/inter...ch-lasner.html
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Re: Do we know who designed the Jem body?

Pretty sure this info is right.


A pre-ibanez Jem made for Steve by Tom Anderson,



To me that lower horn looks very Jem/RG. You can see the basic body shape was almost there.


First Jem Prototype,

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Here is a link to Nuno's interview with Rich Lasner:

http://www.ibanez87.it/english/inter...ch-lasner.html


Huh, Rich Lasner takes credit as the lead designer of the JEM in this interview. Too bad the interviewer didn't press for more input from him at this point.

How cool would it be if Ibanez put a documentary together with all the major people involved in the creation of this awesome guitar from 1986-1987?
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First Jem Prototype,

That's no where near the first prototype, that's a paintjob try-out / one-off.

This is the first prototype:


After this one came the first LNG prototype, which is nearly identical to production,except that the lions claw was manually cut. It now sports a rosewood / green vine fretboard after the original neck cracked. It's on display at the national guitar museum.
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And that's Mace Bailey holding that guitar
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