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JEM70V SFG
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The JEM70V, also known as the JEM70 SFG (Sea Foam Green), is a JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2012. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai and part of the Premium line, which is crafted in Indonesia.

The JEM70V features an American basswood body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple and walnut Wizard neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with color-matched Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include DiMarzio Evolution pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil and an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with panga panga.

The JEM70V is a more affordable take on the JEM but sits above the entry-level JEMJR.

The JEM70V was discontinued after 2018.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM70V
Year(s) produced: 2012–2018
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Sea Foam Green (SFG)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard Premium
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2012–2017: Rosewood
2018: Panga panga
Fingerboard inlays:
Color-matched tree of life
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast, 1:18 ratio
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching diagram
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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