Manufacturer's ID: JEM77P-BFP
What we say:
Steve Vai’s JEM series of guitars have become iconic designs in the quarter of a century they’ve been in production. It takes an eccentric genius like Steve to create an instrument with a Tree of Life inlay covering the entire fretboard and a large carrying handle cut into the body! It’s certainly an unusual combination but most agree that these flamboyant guitars look great!
Otherwise, all models are built for excessive shred (of course) but lots of players are surprised at how versatile they are: if you see them as hot rodded ’S’ type guitars with high quality parts and appointments it begins to make sense.
The original floral JEM, the 77FP model, came out in 1988 and had an actual piece of fabric (reputedly Steve's favourite curtains!) under the clear coat for the unique finish. Three years later a blue variant was released and proved just as collectable. These have long been revered models amongst guitar collectors and of course are increasingly hard to find.
This model is a tribute to those classic guitars. It has an updated and luxurious blue finish and upgraded Edge Zero tremolo system. Also, the pickups are a more recent set of Steve's signature models, the Gravity Storm humbuckers, which are fatter and warmer sounding than his famed Evolution pickups.
|Neck||Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck with KTS TITANIUM rods|
|Fingerboard||Maple with Tree of Life inlay|
|Frets||24 Jumbo frets with Premium fret edge treatment|
|Pickups||DiMarzio Gravity Storm (H) neck puickup, DiMarzio Evolution (S) mid pickup, DiMarzio Gravity Storm (H) bridge pickup|
|Controls||Volume, Tone, 5 way switching|
|Bridge||Edge-Zero II tremolo|
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