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NAMM 2007

JS/PG/AT   JEM/MM/ND   RG/RGA PRESTIGE   RG   MB/MT/APEX

S/SZ/SA   GIO/GRG/GSA/GSZ/GAX   ARC/ARX/ART/AR

 GB/PM/JSM   JTK/IC/XPT/VBT/AD   ARTCORE

 


JEM

 

JEM20th - Based on the year JEM guitars were first available [1987] and not on the year Steve signed [like the JEM10] the JEM20th makes a splash like Ed Roman dropping a 30 foot cannonball. Either you love it or you hate it, but you are talking about it! Acrylic body with 3 dimensional multi color design of pink, yellow, and green, nodding back to the original 777's. The body can be illuminated with 8 green LED's that really make the internal designs stand out. The reps will tell you 1 hour of battery life, but I have heard 20 minutes is closer to the truth, let's hope that was a tired test battery. Dimarzio TransJEM designed pickups, it is unknown if these are based on EVO's or Breeds [current pickup choices of Steve's] or they may just be stock of either, Dimarzio always starts with a stock pickup and then tweaks it as desired [or doesn't tweak it but the information is already in the system it's a custom]. The rest is typical JEM with vine inlayed rosewood board, chrome hardware, and body matched tri color acrylic tuner knobs. Production limited to 500 worldwide with a claimed 200 for the US market, although I couldn't get an answer if that included Chesbro territory allocation or not. Nobody knew if they were going to be individually numbered. Expensive as you would expect any Anniversary signature model to be, $6666.65 List price, Includes JEM20th Roadcase. [The gray background does not lend itself to making this guitar look like it should. Background color will have a big effect on presentation.]

 

JEM7VWH - The staple of the Jem line and Steve's instrument of choice since 1993. Edge Pro trem, Alder body, rosewood fretboard, 6105 frets, pearl and abalone vine inlay, EVO pickups, maple/walnut 5 piece neck without scarf joint. $2933.32 List price [$133 increase], includes J Craft case.

 

JEM77VBK - the new regular production JEM for 2007. Edge Pro trem, pearl bound Basswood body, mirror pickguard, Breed pickups, vine inlays on a rosewood board, 5 piece maple/walnut neck with volute. Available in BK [Black] $2799.99 List price, includes J Craft case.

 


 

UV

UV777BK - Edge Pro 7 bridge, bound Basswood body, bound rosewood fretboard and headstock, Blaze pickups, 5 piece maple/wenge neck without scarf joint. $2533.32 List price, includes J Craft case. [$100 increase]

 


 

EP9

The EP9 lives for another year. Was it at the show? I guess, but wherever it was I didn't notice so it was probably stuck with the acoustics somewhere. But it's still in the price list so it still exists! Pics from last year. Solid Englemann spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides replace the laminated construction of the EP7. The stick on brass rosette has been replaced with a nice 2 color wood inlay that is laser engraved with the stylized VAI symbol. It also features pearl Tree of Life inlay, mahogany neck, rosewood bridge and fretboard, satin gold Grover tuners, abalone headstock inlay, and a Fishman Aura Acoustic Imaging blender system with onboard tuner. Resonant Root Beer low gloss finish, Ivorex II nut and saddle, Advantage bridge pins, and strung with D'Addario EXP strings. The down side is production has been moved to China and the list price raised $315. $1714.27 List price [a very odd number!]. Case in the AEL50C and is $139.99 more.

 


 

Mike Mushok

MMM1MOL - The Mushok model baritone. Solid mahogany body with 3 piece mahogany and bubinga through neck, large volute behind the nut [largest I've felt on an Ibanez], 28in. scale length, string through body to the MM bridge specially designed for this model that gives plenty of intonation adjustment. Custom wound Super 58 pickups, medium frets, and oil finish complete the description. The neck is very C shaped like a JS but a bit thicker. Korean made. $1066.65 List price. The case is the RG550L at $139.99.

 


 

Noodles

NDM2BK - Ibanez recreation the first guitar they made for him in 1994. 3 piece NDM neck, basswood body, jumbo frets, fixed bridge, IBZ INF1 neck, IBZ INFS1 mid, and IBZ INF2 bridge pickups, available in BK [Black]. $906.65 List price. Case is the NDM1000C at $129.99.

 

 

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