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JEM777L Shocking Pink (more images) Red copyright sprite

The JEM777L is a left-handed solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in late-2017. It belongs to the JEM series which is a line of six-string guitars which are signature models for American guitarist Steve Vai. This model is a reissue commemorating 30th anniversary of the release of original JEM777, which was the first JEM; however, no previous left-handed JEM777 was produced. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen.

The JEM777 features a basswood body with special monkey grip cutout and lion's claw tremolo rout bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with disappearing pyramid position markers. Components include DiMarzio Evolution pickups, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and a carbon fiber Ultralite arm and Gotoh tuning machines. It is also equipped with a Back Stop tremolo stabilizer.

The reissue has a special engraved 30th anniversary plate at the neck joint, and comes with a hardshell case, a certificate of authenticity in the form of a tour laminate with a lanyard and special picks.

The JEM777 (30th anniversary) is a right-handed version. The right-handed version is available in a third color, Loch Ness Green. A left-handed version of this finish was initially announced, but later canceled.[1]

This model was produced in limited numbers, although actual production numbers are as yet unknown.


Specifications for JEM777L
Model name: JEM777L
Year(s) produced: 2017
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Shocking Pink (SK)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop and Ultralite tremolo arm
3-layer black/ white/ black
Hardware color:
Cosmo black/ colored knobs
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
frets 21–24 scalloped
Fingerboard inlays:
3-color disappearing pyramid
24 / W/6105 (Prestige edge treatment)
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H) passive/ ceramic
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):


30 years of the Ibanez JEM Steve Vai explains how a Legend was Born

30 years of the Ibanez JEM Steve Vai explains how a Legend was Born


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JEM777L Desert Sun Yellow Red copyright sprite


  1. JEM777L (LNG) product listing, Ibanez Rules (dealer website), archived from the original September 2017
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