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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Does anyone have any information on the guitar Steve is holding on the cover of Young Guitar from March 1988? Is it an early prototype with pyramids before they settled on the vine inlay? Are there any other known photos of this guitar?
  2. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey this is Will Tubarao and today i'm very proud to show you guys my latest project finally completed after almost 5 years.
 It all started in 2016 when i was navigating through some pics of Jim Donahue`s guitars on his facebook page. 
Jim Donahue was the Master Builder at the Hoshino Custom...
  3. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Interesting find on polish auction site (or "buy now" rather), claiming to have #1 prototype for JS model. No idea if legit, this store has all kind of "rare / prototype / LACS" stuff to sell. Not even interested to buy, but I thought you may find it interesting. Ibanez JS Satriani LACS Proto 1...
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    Wanted to see what you guys think. New Guitar day for me was a couple months back, just now registering to the site. I was able to grab this from a seller in the Netherlands and fell in love with the look of it. Astounded actually the premium plant didn't decide to make these guitars. I know...
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    Please forgive me if there is a thread about this already, but I can't find one. Which is surprising to me since this is the definitive Ibanez site. I have seen this prototype mentioned on a few others. What is the scoop on this guitar and when we will be seeing it?
  6. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    So I'm in the market for a new amp and I am looking to see if anyone has any info about the legacy 4. When will it be out? Street price? Design changes? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Ive heard a few rumors but nothing I could confirm. Do any of you currently use and enjoy the...
  7. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    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/photos/a.117759549025.100452.8232689025/10154417694449026/?type=3&theater Oil finished Jem? Which wood is it made of? Is summer...
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hello - recently purchased what I believe is a 1987 Jem 777 in Desert Sun Yellow, and inside the neck pocket is marked as a 'SAMPLE', and 'Jem 777' is handwritten in marker. There is no serial number on the neck plate, thought it does look like a sticker was on the back of the headstock, at one...
  9. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    http://wemusic.veenue.com/joesatriani/241 Found this online, what's this guitar?
  10. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hi there! I'm offering my beloved RG565/550 for trade. Players condition; dings, chips and scratches, but it plays like butter. Absolutely no neck cracks. It is a 1991 candy apple red RG565 with a 1987 RG550 prototype neck, green dot inlays and super rare double dot mark in the third fret. You...
  11. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Julien's Auctions has one coming up on December 6 & 7, 2013 called "Icons and Idols: Rock 'N Roll." Lots of cool guitars in the auction, but Jemsiters will be most interested in Lot 336, the root beer JEM prototype (no others exist) owned and played by Vai on stage with Whitesnake and in the...
  12. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Here's some close-ups of the Orange-Pearl Kingbolt Prototype I mentioned in a previous thread. New features for this guitar: - Uncovered Zebra Reverend Humbuckers - No Pickguard - Forearm Contour, bound - Six Bolt Neck Plate - the middle 2 are pickguard screws, to hold the plate in place if...
  13. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    160941011143 I've never seen anything about this before, is it some sort of scam or is this a legit prototype?
  14. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I picked up this 540S yesterday, my first S model. It comes with an interesting story. I wonder what you all could tell me, and what you think. I've attached photos. Found it on craigslist at a good price for an '87-88 540S. but heres where it gets weird. And the story... His photos show super...
  15. Off-topic / Miscellaneous
    I am going to be selling the very first prototype 7 string that Ibanez built for Steve. This is the one he learned to play 7 string on and recorded most of "Slip of the Tongue" with. Really cool guitar - Desert Yellow with pink PAF 7's, green knobs/trem cavity, rosewood board with dot inlays...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi all, I'm a long-time lurker, but I've never posted much before. I've owned and played lot of Ibanez guitars over the years, but my favorite by far is my Universe. It's my baby. But I've been wondering about the origin of this guitar, and I thought someone here might have some insight...
  17. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    This is a rare model. In good condition for its age. Typical sharp body contour dings. Factory JB, bound neck, shark tooth inlays, reverse headstock. Looking for an original PGM (Blue/Pink) or original Jem for trade. I am a big RG fan. Let me know if you have an interest
  18. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    - 1997 Rio Grande Genuine Texas HB 9.38K (Black Coils), No Logo on top/face of pickup, stamped on back "Rio Grande Genuine TX '97", great sounding humbucker in the neck or bridge...and based upon comparison w/an F Spaced Pickup, this one appears to be fine for either neck or bridge w/the...
  19. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Looking for 10th anniversary Jem Jem GMC Jem PMC Marshall jcm 800 single channel Marshall 1959 RR Limited edition Ultra rare and a fantastic guitar, something you don’t see everyday, a must for Vandenberg fans, players or for the hardcore collector. A Possible Prototype peavey Vandenberg...
  20. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Guitar Description: This is my second RG7CT from 1999 in excellent condition for it's age. I need to sell this to get cash real quick. Comes with stock pups (not pictured) and 9-42+58 strings. Strap is also not included. Additional Accessories (hardshell case etc): Trem arm, Original UV case...
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