Origins of the Vine Inlay
Vine inlay's have been around for hundreds of years, the familiar Jem vine I was just very surprised about. *I was looking on ebay as I usually do, and found a Bob Weir model Ibanez from 1980. *The vine on this model was nearly identical. *The ad said there were 3 to 6 of that model made, with that inlay. *I looked very closely, and the leaves and stem matched the Jem very closely, the shapes and placement. *I had always thought that it was a Steve Vai original design, but it's apparently not. *I can't find the ebay add right now or I'd post a picture, but if I do come across it, I'll put it up.