FANDOM


JEM7D BK
JEM7D Black Red copyright sprite

The JEM7D is a JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1999. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai. It replaced the JEM7 BSB9 as a new affordable but still Japanese made JEM. It was made by FujiGen.

Visually, the JEM7D borrows both from the JEM10th as well as from the JEM90HAM. It has the black finish and mirror pickguard of the JEM10TH, a look which would also be used for the JEM77V and JEM7EAFX. The JEM7D combines it with the structured body finish of the JEM90HAM and the screw head dot inlays of the JEM7 BSB.

The JEM7D is the first JEM with the DiMarzio Breed pickups. It also features a thinner neck compared to other JEM guitars. It initially had the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo which was replaced by the Edge Pro in 2003.

The JEM7D was discontinued after 2004.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM7D
Year(s) produced: 1999–2004
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Black (BK)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
1999–2002: Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
2003–2004: Edge Pro tremolo
Pickguard:
Chrome mirror
Knob style:
Top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Chrome
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ bubinga
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Screw head
Frets:
24 / W/6105
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Breed bridge (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Breed mid (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Breed neck (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

Images

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

Sources

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.