According to the Ibanez chronicles and different catalog, we saw basswood finger board and ebony finger board on Ibanez JEM guitars.
Even the greatest produced one the 7VWH got ebony until '92 (If I remember right) and it became rosewood until todays.
Ebony is luxary, ok ! but what is the finally result for the jem sound ? Some people say that ebony is a dead wood whithout any property sound or resonnance... but beautiful, that's right. But does it sounds your JEM better or differently ?
Even Steve Vai ! we can see that EVO got different neck but in the end ? Rosewood fingerboard. I suppose that if Mr. Vai would like ebony, ibanez would have made it for him.
---- I don't know if that question was asked before about the JEM7VWH guitars ---
So... I just wonder, if we only consider "the wood & the sound (or sustain)", not the electronics. Which JEM neck sounds better :
- A JEM7VWH with a ebony finger board.
- Or an old JEM7VWH with rosewwod finger board.
If there are some owners for thoses to kind of Jem, I am very very interesting in your opinion.