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The JEMJRSP is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in late 2017. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai and part of Vai's JEM series. It is a special edition of the standard white JEMJR.

As with all JEM models the body features Vai's signature monkey grip on the upper body and lion's claw rout behind the tremolo. Differences from the standard JEM Jr. are limited to the pickups, and pickguard and finish colors.

The JEMJRSP features mahogany body bolted to a maple Wizard III neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with white Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include pink Ibanez Infinity pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a double locking tremolo bridge, a locking nut and an angled output jack.

For 2018 the rosewood fretboard was replaced with jatoba. Later in 2018 the mahogany body was replaced by meranti.

The RG450DX is essentially the same guitar minus the monkey grip, lion's claw routing and angled barrel jack and with different fretboard inlays.

Specifications

Specifications for JEMJRSP
Year(s) produced: 2017–2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Pink (PK) / Yellow (YE)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2017–2018: Mahogany
2018–2020: Meranti
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Standard DL tremolo (10.5mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
3-layer: black/ white/ black
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (black)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck
Neck type:
Wizard III
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
2017: Rosewood
2018–2020: Jatoba
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / jumbo
Nut:
Locking
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
Ibanez INF2 (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
Ibanez INFS1 (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
Ibanez INF1 (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
String gauge (factory):
.009–.042

Images

Additional finishes/ details
2017 JEMJRSP YE 1P 01
JEMJRSP Yellow
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching
Controls VT5
Control layout

Sources

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