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Over-the -top style ( Ibanez JEM )

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by , 09-30-2008 at 03:17 PM (27985 Views)


In the 1980's there emerged an extreme type of guitar playing, often referred to as 'shred'.

This over-the-top style was characterize by impossibly swift picking, two-handed tapping and crazed whammy-bar manipulation. Such pyrotechnics necessitated specialized instruments. In the late 80's, Guitar hero Steve Vai collaborated with the Ibanez company to produce the JEM - a 'Superstrat' based upon traditional Fender principles, coupled with modern advances.

A GEM OF A GUITAR

First available in 1987, the JEM was built to Steve Vai's exacting specifications a contoured, lightwieght basswood body with a 'monkeygrip' .

Built in handle for doing "treasure stuff", as Vai once put it:high-output DiMarzio pickups and a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. The guitar also featured a recessed Ibanez 'Edge' whammy bar with locking nut, so that pitch could be radically lowered and raisedwithout creating any tuning problems.



An early, limited edition of the JEM-Painted green and known as 'Loch Ness' models - were signed, numbered, and decorated with tiny drawings by Vai, making them instant collectors item.

Updated 12-24-2012 at 04:05 PM by baliguat

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  1. sherwinzae's Avatar
    dripping saliva i have....
  2. nashsatriani's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinzae
    dripping saliva i have....

    ayawg tutu imong laway diha,,,, ari dayon diri ugma, dili naka managinot og gamit sa greg benett ky naa ny Steve Vaibanez diri.

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  3. matakeir's Avatar
    pila mn ni bro? pls send me a private message. i'm very interested.. up!
  4. butchoy17's Avatar
    Lucky for me I got a Jem back in 97'..but it cost me an arm and a leg..but it's worth it!!
  5. baliguat's Avatar
    hello everyone ^^ up!

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