2007 Ibanez JEM20TH Steve Vai Jem Electric Guitar NOS
Very likely the only unsold guitar from this run, the guitar is New Old Stock, has never been played other than to tune & check, all papers are included, zero issues, a very rare & desirable guitar in perfect NOS shape, complete package, the guitar has been stored in its original case in a smoke free climate controlled environment from day one. It doesn’t get better than this!
The Ibanez Steve Vai JEM20TH is fashioned of hand-crafted premium grade clear acrylic with a 3-D interior design that can actually be illuminated by internal green LEDs.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Ibanez JEM, Steve Vai has personally unveiled this new JEM20TH signature model. While the first Ibanez JEM’s were lightweight basswood and later the more traditional alder, the new JEM20TH is something completely striking and different.
Only 500 will be available worldwide with just 200 being available in the United States.
The first Steve Vai Signature models, the JEM Series, debuted in 1987. The JEM’s were the spearhead of the rebirth of Ibanez that year and the eventual status of Ibanez as one of the top three electric guitar companies in the world.
DiMarzio Pickups for the JEM20TH
The density of the TransJem body is greater than that of traditional wood guitars. To work best with this construction, DiMarzio designed the TransJem pickups to have greater transient response than standard humbuckers, and the neck and bridge pickups each have individual coils tuned to different frequencies. This combination produces a sound that is both powerful and open. The middle pickup design is based on the DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2. This design works well with the dense TransJem body, and balances very well in split mode with the neck and bridge pickups. All five TransJem switch positions are hum canceling.
The JEM20TH’s beautiful acrylic body is made by a Japanese company that fabricates the clear tank walls for the more prestigious aquariums in the world. The actual process is a closely guarded trade secret. Each body is gone over by hand extensively by a highly skilled veteran of acrylic arts.