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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking For Jem Neck But Not a Jem Guitar

Hi all, first post!

I am looking to buy an Ibanez and I love the Steve Vai Jem neck. I played one at GC last night and it just felt right. However, I don't love the Jem itself, and want to see if Ibanez offers that exact neck in other models? Or is it just the Vai model?

Thanks!
Jeff

P. S. I didn't know if this belonged in the Jem forum or here and I apologize if it is in the wrong spot.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 05:06 PM
 
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Re: Looking For Jem Neck But Not a Jem Guitar

Which one did you play? The 7VWH - the white one?

The j.customs are pretty close to a modern 7V-JEM neck. The old ones are a bit chunkier but there are exceptions...
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Re: Looking For Jem Neck But Not a Jem Guitar

I'm pretty sure it was the JEM77 Blue Floral one. However, I have played other, higher end Jems at GC (one was a really nice white one) and the necks felt similar.
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Which one did you play? The 7VWH - the white one?

The j.customs are pretty close to a modern 7V-JEM neck. The old ones are a bit chunkier but there are exceptions...
Old Jems a bit chunkier than the new Jems? You sure about that?
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Re: Looking For Jem Neck But Not a Jem Guitar

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Old Jems a bit chunkier than the new Jems? You sure about that?
Absolutely. I have several Fujigen JEMs from 2015 - 2017 (some 7VWH, 77FP2) and they all have pretty slim necks. On the other hand the necks on my '89 77FP and my '97 7VWH are a bit chunkier. Maybe 1 mm but they fill out my hand more than the current ones.

I learned playing the guitar back in the 80s and the biggest steps I made with my '87 RG550 which has a super slim neck. So my liking tends to the modern JEM necks. That's why I feel the difference between old and current JEMs very much.
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