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SOLD Extraordinary 2001 Ebony Ibanez Jem 7VWH + Tremolo Arm + New Hard case
The ebony fretboard Jem is arguably one of the very best Jem 7VWHs ever, created out of the Fuji-Gen company in Japan and is now becoming ever more rare since they discontinued this perfect combination in 2003. Ebony is still the preferred choice of Steve Vai who still uses this to this day and the fretboard of choice for the iconic “Flo” guitar. Unfortunately the fretboard was discontinued in 2003 when Ibanez switched to using cheaper but more readily available rosewood fretboards. The Ebony fretboard also allows the guitar to travel without the need for CITES permits and can therefore cross borders without additional documentation or delay! A huge bonus for future resale value!
This 7VWH features the very best Edge tremolo system (Not Low Pro Edge). This is a stunning example made in 2001, the Ebony fretboard is remarkable to see and play with a high quality finish unlike any other VWH. Other features of this particular VWH are the Exceptional evolution pickups and 1 piece Maple neck and the original “JEM” neck profile. In most collectors books the period between 1993-2001 was the pinnacle of the 7VWH and you can claim your pass to guitar heaven right here.
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Extraordinary 2001 Ebony Ibanez Jem 7VWH
THE EBONY 7VWH HISTORY
The JEM's groundbreaking Lion's Claw tremolo cavity allows pitches to be radically raised or lowered without obstruction.
One of the most recognisable features on the fantastic JEM7V: Steve Vai's signature monkey grip. Crank your amp up, grab that baby and hold on for dear life.
The Tree of Life inlay is a signature feature of the JEM's storied past.
Steve Vai's Signature JEM7V features DiMarzio® Evolution® humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions and a DiMarzio® Evolution® single coil in the middle position for a wide array of rock tones.
You struggle to find a Jem 7VWH for less than £1800 used and quite simply, pre 2003 models don’t come up very often for anything less. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your hands on one at a fraction of the cost!
This was the last of the jem 7vwh series to feature the exceptional Jem series neck.
GUITAR CONDITION REPORT
This was owned, displayed and rarely played. Home use only by a careful owner and in stunning condition. The guitars tremolo system is completely new condition which is astounding for a 17 year old guitar! All hardware is mint condition
Condition: Fit and Finish
A perfect example of the Jem 7VWH with Ebony fretboard. The playability of this guitar is fantastic and the sound stunning.
Fret Life/Fretboard - Fret-life is still strong with plenty of life left in them. No issues with the frets or fretboard, its a guitar ready to be played by the new owner. I have also freshly oiled the fretboard for the new owner
Tremolo - A good finish, No blemishing with NO small pitting present on the tremolo unit and NO fade in the gold. Take a look at the close up pictures if in any doubt.
Neck - Original Neck, Straight as an arrow with an incredible feel and grain. Its an Ebony fretboard, much darker and luxurious.
Electronics - Sounds like a dream and these pick ups absolutely scream! You will not believe the power of these EVO pickups when you plug them in for the first time, its no wonder they couldn't be ignored!
Body work- A almost perfect example of the 7VWH with only 1 blemish that we could find highlighted in the photo. A small indentation that has depressed the paint ever so slightly. No Neck pocket cracks or wood issues of any kind, its virtually new. This guitar has no obvious dings/dents or chips which for the age is a staggering achievement!
Case - This guitar comes with a brand new original hard Case in perfect condition.
I will put this guitar through my set up process as complimentary service if the asking price if offered. It is a lengthy procedure that is personally undertaken on each guitar, 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 checked and adjustment
- Lem Oil treatment of fretboard
- Brand new strings added set to 9 Gauge
- Fast fret Added to strings
All of the above ensures that when you receive this guitar you will have a truly exceptional instrument and be able to take this straight out of the box and enjoy one of the best playing Ibanez Jems available
All shipping can be tracked by you 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 before a strong brown paper incases the the whole guitar. I have been shipping guitars all over the world for 10 years with no problems reported.
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
About the Jem 7VWH Specifications/reviews
The JEM7V has gone through several specification changes: the Lo Pro Edge tremolo was replaced with the new Edge Pro in 2003; in 2004 the ebony fingerboard was replaced with a more generic rosewood one; finally in 2005 the JEM7V got a five-ply neck like most Japanese made Ibanez guitars.
From 2002 until 2004 the JEM7V was also available with a sparkle blue finish as the JEM7V SBL.
For 2010 the tremolo is replaced again, this time by the original Edge tremolo. The Edge was introduced in 1986 and has been used for various JEM models, but it is the first time it is featured on the JEM7V.
Alder with Basswood veneers
1993-2002: Lo Pro Edge tremolo
2003-2009: Edge Pro tremolo
2010-2011: Edge tremolo
2002-2011: JEM Prestige
1993-2004: 1-Piece Maple
2005-2011: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut
Scalloped frets 21 to 24
24 / W/6105
DiMarzio Evolution neck
DiMarzio Evolution mid
DiMarzio Evolution bridge
1 Volume / 1 Tone / 5-Way Lever