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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

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
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo w/ Back Stop and Ultralite tremolo arm
Pickguard:
3-layer black/ white/ black
Hardware color:
Cosmo black/ colored knobs
Neck
Neck type:
JEM
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Maple
frets 21–24 scalloped
Fingerboard inlays:
3-color disappearing pyramid
Frets:
24 / W/6105 (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non-locking)
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–.042

Video

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

Images

2017 JEM777L DY 00 01
JEM777L Desert Sun Yellow Red copyright sprite

Sources

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