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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-10-2020, 07:28 PM
 
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Re: Opinion: Which is better - Original Vintage JEM777 or 30th Anniversary JEM777?

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Can anyone verify the difference in neck thickness between original 777's and the 30th's ??

I have played two originals and necks were quite fat/beefy (which I love) .... are the 30th's just as fat ??
I wouldn't call either fat, they measure 19mm at the nut and 21mm at the heel making them among the thinnest necks to ever be put on a guitar, they are wide though with the originals being 56mm (measured at the end of the fretboard past the 24th fret) and the new ones being 58mm. I think the neck on the 30th is great but it's not the same neck as the original, that extra 2mm width is significant.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-10-2020, 07:57 PM
 
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Re: Opinion: Which is better - Original Vintage JEM777 or 30th Anniversary JEM777?

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I wouldn't call either fat, they measure 19mm at the nut and 21mm at the heel making them among the thinnest necks to ever be put on a guitar, they are wide though with the originals being 56mm (measured at the end of the fretboard past the 24th fret) and the new ones being 58mm. I think the neck on the 30th is great but it's not the same neck as the original, that extra 2mm width is significant.
The early 90's 777's that i have played were definitely beefy and definitely did not feel like any ordinary Ibanez wizard neck ... I'll jast say this ... the early neck profile is much fatter than any RG550 thats for sure.
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Re: Opinion: Which is better - Original Vintage JEM777 or 30th Anniversary JEM777?

Ok... so to clear things up regarding the neck profiles of the original vs 30th models ...

According to the 1987 & 1988 JEM777 Catalogue ... necks were 19mm @ 1st and 21mm @ 12th frets.

According to specs for the 30th Anniversary models the necks were 18mm @ 1st and 20mm @ 12th frets.
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Re: Opinion: Which is better - Original Vintage JEM777 or 30th Anniversary JEM777?

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Ok... so to clear things up regarding the neck profiles of the original vs 30th models ...

According to the 1987 & 1988 JEM777 Catalogue ... necks were 19mm @ 1st and 21mm @ 12th frets.

According to specs for the 30th Anniversary models the necks were 18mm @ 1st and 20mm @ 12th frets.
Edited : Yeah you're right about the 30th thickness, I misread the dates on the Jem neck specs as my 7V is a 94 (19/21) and I had a brain fart.

The Wizard necks are 17mm at the nut 19 at heel. But 19-21 is far from chunky if you compare it to other companies, the original Jem 777's are considered super slim necks, but the RG550 Wizard necks are extremes. Chunky compared to an RG550 maybe, but definitely super slim in the grand scheme of things.
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