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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-15-2009, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Jem Necks Question

Ok, this may be the subject of other discussions, and if so please direct me there!

I have two Jems. A VBK and an LNG. I have played all kinds of Ibanez's in my life 550, 770 prestiges and, obviously, jems. My vbk has an RG560, Japanese, neck. The guitar plays great. It is a rock solid and reliable. My lng has its original lng neck, maple fret board with the pyramid inlays. I have come to LOVE this neck (thank you charv712). It is a bit thicker than the wizard necks, but seems to fit me perfectly.

I would love to have a similar neck on my vbk. However, I am not sure if the original vbk necks have this same radius or if they are closer to the lng style. Also, I think I prefer the sound of the maple versus the rosewood fret board. So the question posed is this: Would an original vbk neck be similar to that of an lng or thinner like a wizard neck?

I know that original jem necks are somewhat difficult to come by, so I have considers going to Chis Woods or Rich Harris for a neck. Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: Jem Necks Question

I bought a VBK (green pick-ups and vine) in as close to NOS condition as one could find from Rich many years ago.

If memory serves me correctly, it had the same profile as my neon Jems. Those guitars are sadly all gone now, but my memories of their playability are still pretty vivid.

Hope this helps,

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