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SOLD! NEAR MINT Ibanez Jem 777SK 1988 First Year Production Model + New Hard Case + Tremolo Arm + Keys
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The guitar arrived in perfect condition today. Although I will be in Italy for another week, I had my housekeeper Skype me here in Florence and we unboxed and inspected the guitar together. All is good. Thank you for packing the guitar so well. I appreciate it. I can't can't wait to get back home and plug her in.
Calling all Ibanez Jem NUTS! SK Prices have been going through the roof and if your looking at this you know what your looking at and this is one of those moments you may drool onto the keyboard (if your an SK shocking pink fan that is!) Quite simply if you have been waiting for one of the BEST Shocking Pink 777 Jems in the world, its just been made available for sale, right here! This is one chance you don't want to miss.
NEAR MINT Ibanez Jem 777SK 1988
When I opened the case to this stunning guitar I was nearly floored by its condition. 100% original throughout. No fade, despite this occurring on 95% of these old SK’s. NO neck pocket cracks, NO corrosion of the tremolo. A pure collectors dream and a time capsule to the most amazing year of Jem production!
This guitar absolutely screams and is a homage to everything great about the old 777 jems. Purely ridiculous genius. If you EVER wanted an SK and you want nothing but perfection. You just found your guitar
If you would like to make an offer, use the buttons above. The opportunity to own one in this condition wont come around again soon!
Please note: the serial number has been masked intentionally for security purposes, happy to share this with any legitimate potential buyers. Just send me an Email!
Bought in 1988 in brand new condition this guitar was only ever owned by extremely careful collectors. The SK’s usually suffer terribly from 2 very common problems that, if your a collector can really put a downer on your day. The neck pocket cracks and the SK paint fade. In fact about 95% of SK’s left in the world right now have both, the rest have suffered from one or the other. Not here!This model has none of these imperfections!
Condition: Fit and Finish
9.8/10 - little signs of playing, The Original EDGE tremolo system looks stunning and clearly has been well cared for, it still gleams. Guitars of this age can suffer from corrosion on the tremolo and is a good indication of how much its been played, little fret wear, a nice low action across the entire radius of the fretboard and a new set of strings (NEON PINK, yes I had to go there!) ready to rock.
Please take a look at the 25 HD pictures on here to confirm the condition for yourself. The only reason this doesn't get a perfect score of 10 is due to the fact it has had some very light play shown by the buckle rash on the neck plate and 2 tiny 1-2mm dinks that are barely able to be seen. 1 appears on the headstock at the very tip, the second on the body. All shown in the photographs and bearing in mind this is 27 years old
If the asking price is achieved I shall put this guitar through my set extensive set up process, which is quite a lengthy procedure, a summary of the process is below.
- String stretch and seating procedure
- Tuning of the floating tremolo
- Tremolo angle adjustment
- Action height adjustments
- Truss rod alignment
- Pick-up heights adjusted
- Intonation check an adjustment
- Lem Oil treatment of fretboard
- Brand new strings added set to 9 Gauge
- Clean and polish of body
- Fast fret Added to strings
I take shipping guitars very seriously and make sure it is bomb proof and all international shipping quotes come with £1000 worth of insurance for damage in transit. All are tracked and you will be issued a tracking number as soon as payment has been received and delivery arranged
Your guitar will go through the following process regardless of international or domestic shipping. I am happy to ship to anywhere in the world and have experience shipping to most international destinations.
All guitars are wrapped to the highest standard, inside the case the guitar will be bubble wrapped and any accessories individually packaged inside the case. Nothing loose will be left in the case. The guitar is then wrapped a total of 3 times in bubble wrap before a strong brown paper incases the the whole guitar.
Please take a look at the sellmyjem Returns Policy for both international and domestic. Most Ibanez Jem sellers dont honor any returns at all but if you are not happy with your purchase then im happy to accept a return providing you conform to the returns policy of the website.
IBANEZ JEM 777SK HISTORY
The JEM777 was available in three different and, at the time, unique finishes. Of the Loch Ness Green version was only available in 1987, only 777 were made. All of them were hand numbered and signed by Steve Vai. The Shocking Pink version was available from 1987 until 1989.
A toned down version of this guitar was also released in 1987 as the RG550. It doesn't feature the more labor intensive lions claw tremolo cavity, monkey grip and disappearing pyramid inlay.
The Ibanez JEM777 is the oldest Jem model having been developed back in 1985 and released in 1987 by the merged powers of Steve Vai and Ibanez whilst he was shopping around for a company fitting enough to bring the vision of the Jem into reality. Three different models were produced each labeled as the JEM777DY, JEM777SK, and JEM777LNG, with the color being the only real difference between them, each colored Desert Sun Yellow, Shocking Pink, and Loch Ness Green respectively.
The 777LNG was the first produced of all 777 Jems and only 777 exist each of which was numbered and signed by Steve Vai himself. The numbers produced of the yellow and pink guitars are unknown, but for what it’s worth the pink was produced from 1988 up to 1989 and the yellow from 87 all the way up to 1996. The original 777 models featured a basswood body with a maple neck and fretboard and had an Edge tremolo and DiMarzio PAF Pro pickups. The inlays were also originally pyramids that gradually depleted as they went higher up on the neck.
In 1988 a new black model was introduced which was overall the same save for the inclusion of a rosewood fretboard and the introduction of the now standard vine inlay. The black 777VBK ran until 1992. In 1989 two new models were introduced, or rather to new variations of older models. The 777DY and 777SK models were re released as the 777VDY and 777VSK with the rosewood fretboard and vine inlay, and while the pink didn’t linger past 1989 the yellow lasted up until 1991. It’s also worth mentioning the 777VDY and 777VSK featured Ibanez’s Wizard neck where the other models had thicker necks.
Also, since we’re on the topic, the 777VSK was manufactured, but not for a USA release due to a tendency for the pink paint used to fade. That would be the dictating reason why the pink models did not last past 1989 and a considerable reason behind how they have now become so extremely valuable among collectors.
These days the 777 line is among the most collectible guitars out there. It’s pretty infrequent, but every so often you can catch them on EBay for a substantially high price, and even more rare and proportionately more pricey you can find a Loch Ness Green JEM777. In fact that’s pretty much how this article began. A year ago Jameson actually spotted one and wrote this article. I’m just updating it now because having dead auction links crammed in single paragraph articles tend to look stupid. But you know what doesn’t look stupid? JEM777 guitars. At least if you’re into neon pink they don’t… and if you dig handle grips built into the body
IBANEZ JEM 777SK SPECIFICATIONS
1987-1990: Edge tremolo
1991-1996: Lo Pro Edge tremolo
Fret 21-24 scalloped
3 Color Disappearing Pyramid
24 / 6100
DiMarzio PAF Pro
DiMarzio JEM Single
DiMarzio PAF Pro
1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever