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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-20-2017, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Loves Park, Illinois, United States
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Exclamation FS: Japanese Ibanez JEM Steve Vai Signature $500

Brief & Accurate Description of gear/guitar: Ibanez JEM7DBK, modified.
Modifications (if any): new pickguard, seymour duncan blackouts (can be sold without if you don't like actives), neck break repair, non-professional scallop job, sanded neck
Accessories (hardshell case etc): None
Location (City,State or City,Country): Rockford, Illinois
International OK? : Nah
Contact Info (No Phone #s) PM is ideal
References (eBay or other forum userid):iTrader here and 9 more on sevenstring.org
Price (include currency and if firm/obo): $500 + shipping obo
Pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/7TtkDYZr89sbjWbRA for all photos.

Its going to be hard to cover everything thats been done to this poor thing. Be sure to look at all the photos and ask for more if you want to see more.

So, as you can see its been right old ....in' mullared. Its been scalloped fairly crudely. This has removed a good portion of the screw head inlays, but I can now confirm that the inlays were metal with plastic caps. The neck apparently broke at some point, presumably violently, and was reglued, gluing the truss rod cover to the neck, naturally. The truss rod nut is free and appears to be in perfect working order as far as I can tell. The neck appears to have been sanded a bit as well, presumably as part of the repair.

The original pickguard was proper wrecked, so I put on this smoke mirror that doesn't fit perfectly and the trem hits it a little at the corner, if you unblocked the trem you'd probably need to sand it a tiny bit or replace it with a a proper fitting one. On the original pickguard, the tone knob got knocked in, so the previous owner did the rational thing and put duct tape over it and spray painted the duct tape black to match, so there is a black mark on the body (blends in well with the DBK finish) in the outline of duct tape like you find on most used guitars.

Moving on to the body, its got its fair share of dings, but it also has a handle. Also, I'm not sure what the end goal was, but there was a tiny bit of wood removed from the trem route in the back on one side. There is also a bonus hole drilled in the jack cover on the rear of the guitar where the jack was mounted before I put in a proper one.

That all being said, Its still a Fujigen made Japanese JEM! I've been able to get it playing decently with minimal buzz, the blackouts roar like you expect actives to and the lo-pro edge and gotoh hardware live up to the hype. If you're looking for a gift for the ultimate JEM or steve vai fan, there is no way better to disappoint them than this guitar. If you have any questions or offers, shoot me a PM!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-13-2017, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: FS: Japanese Ibanez JEM Steve Vai Signature $500

Buyer fell through I guess, bump.
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