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The JEM10TH is a JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1996. It is produced in Japan by FujiGen as a signature model for American guitarist Steve Vai. It was released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the JEM series.

The JEM10TH features an American basswood body with abalone purfling and pearloid binding bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid binding and pearl and abalone Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include DiMarzio Evolution pickups mounted in an engraved aluminum pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

Each example has a unique serial number engraved in the pickguard. Officially only 600 examples were created[1], but based on the sequential serial numbers some believe that 852 or more were actually made.

The JEM10TH was discontinued in 1997.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM10th
Year(s) produced: 1996–1997
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood w/ abalone purfling and pearloid binding
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
Engraved Aluminum
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
JEM
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ pearloid binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / 6105
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution Single (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector

Images

Additional details
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Front of body
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Rear of body
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Headstock
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Pearl/Abalone Inlay
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Serial number
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Control layout
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Switching diagram

Video

1996 Ibanez JEM10th


Sources

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