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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-11-2016, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Vai's new Jem prototype

I' m surprised to be the one to start this thread, but: have you seen the new guitar player magazine issue?

Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/stevevai/ph...type=3&theater

Oil finished Jem? Which wood is it made of? Is summer NAMM/Musikmesse giving us something new or is it just a prototype as the maple fret-boarded light blue Jem (AKA 70VSFG prototye)?

Let's start speculations!
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Wow! Can you detail some expecs? Neck profile, wood, pickups...
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Re: Vai's new Jem prototype

That's different. Not sure how I feel about that one yet...
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I like this! Not sure about Vai's pickups though! Don't think they suit the guitar.
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It looks very boring!
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Re: Vai's new Jem prototype

In the cover shot, it looks like he's got his special covered pickups in on his guitar.
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I think it is ash body.
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I like it....wish Joe would release another natural JS
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Nice! I'm not a fan of the VWH especially the gold hardware. This is like an upmarket RB
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I like it.
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Re: Vai's new Jem prototype

looks a bit like those "dark matter" covered pickups in the cover shot
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I like it. They could do the whole quilt / flame top and AAA vs. AAAA vs. AAAAA quality top pricing points like PRS and really stick it to us, but I'm OK with that for the right piece.

Rich???
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I wood! (drrrrr-boom-tish!)







I'll get my coat...
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Re: Vai's new Jem prototype

From "Ibanez JEM Guitars" facebook page: "He (Vai) took these guitars to the latest photo shoot he was doing. The dark wood with gold vine, classy, and the new anniversary 7 string in blue swirl!"



https://www.facebook.com/14634826541...type=3&theater
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