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The JEM777 is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 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 of the JEM777, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of the original, which was the first JEM. 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 with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, 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 for the tremolo.

Differences from the original version include the neck (the original had a one-piece maple neck with scarf joint), the pickups (the original had DiMarzio PAF Pro pickups) and the frets (the original had 6100 fret wire).

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 JEM777L is a left-handed version.

It is believed that only 900 of these were produced; 450 green and 225 each of pink and yellow.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM777 (30th anniversary)
Model name: JEM777 30th anniversary reissue
Year(s) produced: 2017
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Desert Sun Yellow (DY) / Loch Ness Green (LG) / 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
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

Other available finishes
2017 JEM777 SK 00 01
Shocking Pink

Sources

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