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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

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I am lusting over the LNG for some reason, also notice that most of the people seem to prefer it. Is there any reason the LNG version of the original JEM as well as the 30th seem to be preferred?

I do notice that any promotion with Vai in it is with the LNG.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 10:17 PM
 
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

The 777LNG is consider the official 1st JEM, and only 777 of them were released for that 1 year (1987) and all signed by Steve Vai with its number back then . It has become highly collectible because of this. So that is probably why that partcular reissue is sought after also.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Because it's GREEEN!
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

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Because it's GREEEN!
This. Totally this. And the other guy above Sebastian is correct also. But mainly, GREEN. Got my LNG reissue two days ago, and have an SK sitting at FedEx waiting for me today!
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

You guys forgetting the Charvel Green Meanie? Ibanez could have produced & sold thousands of LNGs over the years if they kept it in production like the 777DY or 7VWH. In fact with the direction they've taken the JEM/UV line they should make the JEM777LG a standard (Fujigen made) production model going forward.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

SK's and DY's were production models so have been widely available second hand, specially the DY. Thus collectors had these model but not the limited edition lng and that is why I think they have sold out the reissue
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Like Glen said, the Green Meanie started it all for most (older) Vai fans. Sure there were other Vai guitars before the Jem, such as the flame, but the Green Meanie was almost iconic at the time.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Also the LNG was signed by Steve and had a special case.

The SK is my personal favorite.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Thanks guys! that clears it up! I was thinking that the SK and the DY were released at the same time.

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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

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Also the LNG was signed by Steve and had a special case.

The SK is my personal favorite.
The First 100 or so did not have the numbered case but came in a Chesbro case because the cases were late getting over seas.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

I think, I read in a Ibanez-Book, that the Korpuswood for the LG was handselected by Mace Bailey. Can`t find it now.
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The First 100 or so did not have the numbered case but came in a Chesbro case because the cases were late getting over seas.
Well, unless they sent the correct cases later, the majority of the 1st 100 had numbered cases. Just looking through the registry #6, #18, #30, #31, #38, just to name a few have numbered pyramids on the case.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Only Chesbro guitars had the gray lined "Chesbro" case. And that's all Chesbro LNG's.
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Ah. I had one. Why did this happen then? How many Chesbros where there?
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Re: Why is JEM77LNG more popular than DY and SK?

Hoshino was supposed to send Chesbro cases. There was either a communication breakdown or nobody cared, because they didn't. Chesbro dealers were screaming for the guitars so they put them in those generic gray lined cases and shipped them.
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