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You know, if they brought back the original FP but in alder I would buy one, no question. Then I'd swap out all the pink plastic for green.
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I wonder if they're going to announce some sort of custom-shop setup where MIJ Jems will be a custom-shop order only, I reckon a flagship 7V with sustainer and full fretboard length scalloping wouldn't be off the cards. True temperament frets would probably be a step too far though, but hey if there's a custom shop for MIJ Jems, then you could just up-spec.

Would be an interesting concept, probably the only way I'd be able to get a GMC in my lifetime. LOL
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I wonder if they're going to announce some sort of custom-shop setup where MIJ Jems will be a custom-shop order only, I reckon a flagship 7V with sustainer and full fretboard length scalloping wouldn't be off the cards. True temperament frets would probably be a step too far though, but hey if there's a custom shop for MIJ Jems, then you could just up-spec.

Would be an interesting concept, probably the only way I'd be able to get a GMC in my lifetime. LOL
I can't wait to hear more about this "custom shop" stuff, it would be very cool if you could customize a JEM. If it did come true though, i doubt they'd be swirling.
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I can't wait to hear more about this "custom shop" stuff, it would be very cool if you could customize a JEM. If it did come true though, i doubt they'd be swirling.

Completely agree, stuff of dreams...




...Although, if in an alternate reality a custom shop existed and I was a filthy rich merchant banker/ pharmaceutical industry heavy weight and I offered the custom shop $1million to do a one-off GMC swirl, I reckon there would be some heads turned favorably in my direction.


Come to think of it, I wonder if that would be possible within the current Ibanez framework, couple of million for some custom JEM 'reissues', why not? LOL


Seriously though the suspense is killing me. With the complete line-up of Jems now looking all Indonesian (assuming the MIJ 7V is actually discontinued), I'm really wondering what on earth is going on. Surely the Ibanez bean-counters haven't gone and killed the MIJ Jem concept completely. I think it would be disastrous, but then again I'm not a bean-counter.


C'mon Ibanez (or Steve), throw us a bone here.
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These 2 are new. Perhaps they offer a clue?
https://www.vai.com/guitars/vai-perf...wrapped-jem-2/
https://www.vai.com/guitars/vai-perf...t-wrapped-jem/
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I think you're onto something here.
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Yep, we might have a winner here!
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I don't like the clear cover over the switches, but I love everything else
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I must admit I'm not a fan of those, it looks like a child's colouring book or something, not a fan on the chrome hardware either.
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I don't like the clear cover over the switches, but I love everything else
Right? Odd they weren't rear routed.
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I would imagine he’s used available bodies for his artwork, hopefully they’ll use rear routs for the production model.

Darren used front routs on the PAW swirl prototypes, but the production models were rear routs.

Vai also was on record as saying he preferred the front routs for sound, but that was 20 years ago for the VWH
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Vai also was on record as saying he preferred the front routs for sound, but that was 20 years ago for the VWH
Hmm, good to know...
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I would imagine heís used available bodies for his artwork, hopefully theyíll use rear routs for the production model.

Darren used front routs on the PAW swirl prototypes, but the production models were rear routs.

Vai also was on record as saying he preferred the front routs for sound, but that was 20 years ago for the VWH
I asume the one Thomas McRocklin used on the Audience is Listening was one of those front routed prototypes. I have always loved that swirl with the black pickguard.
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I asume the one Thomas McRocklin used on the Audience is Listening was one of those front routed prototypes. I have always loved that swirl with the black pickguard.
Sorry for the confusion here, that's my fault as I wasn't clear...

By the PAW prototypes I mean the pink, blue, red and white "Passion" and the orange and yellow "Warfare" swirls that Ron Thorn did. Darren did the prototypes / test runs on what looked like normal, front routed JEM7V bodies. The ones that actually ended up in "production" that were made by Sugi were of course rear-routed.

Not the "original" swirled UVs
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