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JEM90HAM
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The JEM90HAM is a JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1998. It was made in Japan by FujiGen as a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai. It is a limited edition model made in honor of the 90th anniversary of Ibanez's parent company Hoshino Gakki.

The JEM90HAM features an American basswood body with a special textured finish bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with special position markers at the twelfth and twenty-fourth frets. Components include DiMarzio Evolution pickups mounted in a mirrored pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a Lo-Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

The JPM90HAM (John Petrucci), JS90HAM (Joe Satriani) and PGM90HAM (Paul Gilbert) signature models were released along with this one.

The production quantity is believed to be 759 units. It was offered only in 1998.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM90HAM
Year(s) produced: 1998
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Blue-green metallic texture
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Lo-Pro Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Chrome
Pickguard:
Mirrored Aluminum
Neck
Neck type:
Super Wizard
Neck material:
1-piece maple w/ bubinga stripe
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony
Fingerboard inlays:
Offset dot at 12th fret
90th Anniversary Model inlay at 24th
Frets:
24 / SBB216-195
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution (H)
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome

Images

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

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