For other JEM77 models, see JEM77 (disambiguation).
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The JEM77 Purple Multi Color (PMC) is a JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1992. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The JEM77 PMC features a multi-color purple swirl paint job which was applied by Darren Johansen of About Time Design (ATD). It has a basswood body with a monkey grip handle and lion's claw tremolo rout bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with three color disappearing pyramid position markers. The upper four frets are scalloped. Components include DiMarzio pickups mounted in a clear pickguard with a pair of green and black humbuckers flanking a green single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge, a tilt output jack and Gotoh tuning machines.

The JEM77 GMC is a similar model with a green swirl and a rosewood fingerboard with green vine inlays.

The JEM77 PMC was offered only in 1992. Just 271 examples were produced.


Specifications for JEM77 (Purple Multi Color)
Year(s) produced: 1992
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Purple Multi Color (PMC)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Knob style:
Top hat (green)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Frets 21-24 scalloped
Fingerboard inlays:
Three color disappearing pyramid
24 / Jim Dunlop 6100
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H) purple
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio JEM Single (S) purple
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H) purple
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


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Additional images/ details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout


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