Ibanez Steve Vai JEM Junior SP Electric Guitar

The Ibanez JEM Junior SP has all the hallmarks of Vai's signature model: monkey grip, lion's claw tremolo cavity and tree of life inlay on its fretboard.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Double Locking Modern Tremolo Stays in tune through dive bombs or light vibratos
Jumbo frets Makes bending strings easier
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Wizard III neck Super-fast fretting and maximum comfort
In an effort to make the JEM available to a broader fan base, Ibanez has released the JEMJRSP, providing more affordable access to the magic that is the JEM.

When Steve Vai teamed up with Ibanez in 1987, little did he realize what a lasting impact his signature model guitar would have. Today, the JEM is an iconic instrument immediately identified with the legendary guitarist. Famous for its distinctive look and innovative design, time has seen this popular, upscale guitar become the most counterfeited model in the world.

Featuring a Mahogany Body attached to a Wizard III neck, the JEMJRSP offers many of the JEM’s distinguishing characteristics; the H/S/H pickup configuration, the “Tree of Life” inlay, a double locking tremolo system, and of course, the famous Monkey grip and Lion's Claw tremolo cavity.
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- Neck: Wizard III Maple
- Body: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Jatoba w/ Tree of Life Inlay
- Frets: Jumbo
- Neck Pickup: INF1 (Humbucker)
- Middle Pickup: INFS1 (Single Coil)
- Bridge Pickup: INF2 (Humbucker)
- Bridge: Double Locking Tremolo
- Hardware: Cosmo Black
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JEMJRSPPK
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JEMJRSPYE
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
(6 ratings)
Submitted January 22, 2021 by a customer from comcast.net
"Great guitar but not for beginners"
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If you’ve ever dreamed of owning an Ibanez JEM but, like me, couldn’t afford one or trust that it was authentic, your dream has come true and you will NOT be disappointed. I can not believe what Ibanez has pulled off here for $500.Visually, pictures can’t do it justice. There’s neon pink. And then there’s this...beautiful glowing pink. It will steal all the attention in any room. Ebony would have been better as the jatoba fretboard looks a little odd with the pink and black color scheme. But that is merely an aesthetic preference. Mine did have the usual thin or missing paint in the neck joint holes as well as some messy Routing around the lion claw bridge area. Nothing perfect about it but doesn’t detract from playability and you really have to look to find these defects. As for playability, the neck is brilliant! The pickups with the 5-way selector provide an incredible variation in tonality. You can get smooth jazz, country twang, crystal clear clean tones and a very shred-tastic overdriven lead tone. The pickups do seem to lack a bit of note articulation when playing low/mids with heavy distortion but the high notes sing loud and clear.Out of the box, this guitar provided some challenges and this would be why I wouldn’t recommend it for a newer guitarist. I found myself quickly losing patience with the Ibanez tremolo system as the tuning stability is not on par with another well known floating trem system out there. Tuning and retuning this guitar has garnered more than its fair share of foul language and insults read more from me. I have 4 other instruments with branded floating systems and have never had this much challenge. I also had to add quite a bit of relief and raise the action higher than I’d prefer to overcome an obnoxious fret buzz. Intonation is fine so no change to setup there. Low marks for ease of use. As an experienced player and moderately skilled tech, I was frustrated with the guitar. You will need to put in some work or pay for professional setup to enjoy this guitar right away.Overall, once you overcome the out of the box struggles, this is a fantastic guitar. It’s every bit as awesome as I had dreamed owning a JEM would be. This instrument is quite literally, inspiration in a box. There’s so much mystique and history in the design of this guitar and hopefully the super affordable JEM JR brings that inspiration to so many more guitarists out there!

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