Vines & Horns - Who was first?
Vines and horns
Who was first?
I keep seeing customized guitars that are not of the Ibanez persuasion with vine inlays on the necks. In fact, most have a very Jem/RG looking body as well. There are actually many guitar companies and individuals that have gone through a great deal of trouble to make a guitar that looks and works very much like a Jem.
I keep asking myself, why not forgo all the hassle and just buy a Jem? The real deal. The Steve Vai inspired, quality crafted, badass axe itself.
Maybe I’m wacky. Ibanez kinda’ copied Strats with the body style. Maybe someone else popularized the vine inlay before I knew what to look for.
Are people copying Jems because they are popular or are Ibanez and Steve Vai copying someone else’s ideas? … and I realize that there are so many variations over the many years of guitar building, that there really are few true original possibilities left. I am generalizing.