Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valencia, Spain
Jems/UV that Ibanez should release
I think that I´m not the only one that believes the Ibanez Jem series has been loosing its flash over the years.
In my opinion the last additions to the family that had something interesting visually or sonically were the 7BSB (1996) and the 7DBK (1999) with the exception of the anniversary models ('96 10th-'98 90th-'00 2kDNA) and, of course, the '98 777PBK UV. At least, those two models were used for promotion by Steve at the Fire Garden and UltraZone tours.
The last additions to the series 77BRMR-77VBK-77FP2-20th ann-Indo 70SFG-and the fixed bridge one (can't remember the model name) doesn't appeal to me as the whole pre '00 models. I do believe that the relic models is a good way to maintain the serie without producing no-sense models year after year.
I have been thinking about some models that Ibanez should release that we all would like to own and doesn't are mere reissues of old models:
1_ 77FP with pyramid inlays that Steve used during the DLR era; it can't be exactly relic'd because Steve gave away the guitar, but we all would buy a FP body with a rosewood neck with pyramids, doesn't we?
2_ The Natural Ash Bad Horsie; it would add an Ash body to the family and a nice looking Jem with emotional history that it is not plain black/mirror. Steve's sweat doesn't need to be included.
3_ Neville, although it now is in a private collection. A nice relic of the Fire Garden era.
4_ The triple neck Jem! It would be an expensive limited S&R commemoration!
5_ 777LNG, but not a mere reissue, the one with the fluorescent green vine inlay Steve used on the DLR era.
6_ Bruno, aka The For The Love of God UV; it would be a nice addition now Steve is using it a lot on his new record and tour. It is hard to replicate, but the pattern doesn't need to be exact.
7_ The Mirror Ball UV used on the Slip Of The Tongue solo spot.
8_ Flo: Baswood and sustainer with AANJ; It is a great guitar to be relic'd, doesn't it? Also it would fit nice to the family without the relic, but maybe, fernandes or ibanez doesn't want to add the sustainer due to legal issues.
9_Bo/Mojo: i do like the BRMR but without the edge-pro and with the sustainer, because is the way conceived it.
...and so on, there are lots of guitars for sure that would fit better the Jem family that those new unflavored models that Ibanez is releasing nowadays.