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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez neck profile similar to original JEM77FP?

Hello!

I hope i am posting in the right sub-forum....

I am in the process of collecting parts to build a custom guitar, and would love to find an RG neck as close as possible to my 1988 JEM77FP neck.
It's definitely a bit thicker than the later models, i think and definitely beefier than a Wizard (which is too thin and flat for my taste).
Old school heel as well...and it has to be Ibanez...i'd rather not use a reproduction... unless there's really no option....the idea is that i'd like it to be made completely from old Ibanez parts, but i'll obviously adapt if that's not a realistic scenario.


Any suggestions/advices?

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Re: Ibanez neck profile similar to original JEM77FP?

A 777VBK/77GMC/7RB neck should do the job but it is sacrilege! No RG necks available are available because that profile is esclusive for the Jem models. The PGM profile is close but not equal. Try the ultra/viper necks that came with some RGs/RGTs/JC/JPM models, they are beefier but not similar in profile.
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Re: Ibanez neck profile similar to original JEM77FP?

along with what vy100 said you have to remember the early necks all have slight variation from the final hand finishing after the specs...

JEM77FP neck...
19mm @ fret-1
21mm @ fret 21
nut: 43mm
non-aanj

Ultra is 19/21.5 but 42mm wide
Wizard-II USA is 19/21 and 43mm thick
Wizard-II JPN is 18/20.5 and 43mm thick
Wizard-III 18/20 and 43mm thick
JCM is 19.5/21.5 and 43mm thick
also found on some JCs

But really the neck difference is slightly more a mental block than anything else for 99% of players. You can probably find a wizard II or III and double-blind study would not know the difference from any JEM neck if you taped off the frets (took frets out of play). good luck.
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Re: Ibanez neck profile similar to original JEM77FP?

thank you vy100 and jemsite: very useful information!!!!
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Re: Ibanez neck profile similar to original JEM77FP?

You need a Jem neck to get a similar feel. Jem neck is kind of like a fat Wizard. It's actually very flat across the back. An Ultra may have similar thickness specs but it's much more C-shaped.

Also, virtually anything 1994 and newer will be an AANJ. If you want a 24-fret neck, you're effectively limited to a Jem or Wizard. I think that all square heel Ultras will be 22-fret.
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Re: Ibanez neck profile similar to original JEM77FP?

A korean AANJ 555 Jem neck will be also a good option.
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