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SOLD ! First Edition 1987 Ibanez Jem 777DY Desert Yellow Pyramid Inlays! + Hard Case + Original Tremolo Arm
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The only first edition 1987 available, anywhere in the world (that we know of!). Why have a brand new 30th anniversary re-issue when you can get the real thing, a guitar that sparked an icon for the same price! This will be our last guitar shipped before a quiet spell whilst Brexit takes form. We will not be shipping guitars during the week of Brexit or the few months after to ensure the initial, inevitable uncertainty works its way through.
Have you been looking for a DY in fantastic condition that HASN'T been modified/Repaired/Resprayed or had parts replaced and still comes in the original chainsaw case of the same year? The fact is these are becoming highly sought after and rarer by the month and we were shocked at just how good this guitars condition was.
Although I have been dealing in Jems for decades I fully expect this may be the last time I see an original first edition model in this condition in our hands again. Its a privilege to behold! Act quick because here we have an original, amazing 777DY from 1987 right here! 777DY guitars have become incredibly sought after NEON’s and with the new 30th anniversaries recently released these guitars are set to increase in value substantially over the next few years as people try to get their hands on originals before they all go, this guitar would make the perfect investment for any collector before the prices of these hit the roof.
A pure collectors dream and an extremely rare production guitar, Still as extraordinary and whacky as ever. The NEON 777 guitars are highly sought after and progressively getting rarer and rarer. These guitars, with the disappearing Pyramid inlays are prized possessions of any guitar collector, screaming PAF pro pickups, original EDGE tremolo with the patent inscription and the quality manufacturing that only Ibanez can produce from these golden years.
Possibly the best playing 777 we have had in many years. This guitar absolutely screams and is a homage to everything great about the old 777 jems. Purely ridiculous genius. If you EVER wanted an DY you just found a fantastic example in unbelievable condition.
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These guitars often sell quickly and are always offered on a first come first serve basis. You can purchase directly through our website or send us an offer which will be considered. If you missed this one and don't want to miss out next time?
Exceptional condition, Original, STUNNING Vintage Ibanez Jem 777DY 1987
We are talking a fantastic condition on the hardware with only a few knocks on the bodywork that are really not significant and highlighted in the pictures. Owned, cherished and loved by the previous owner, it has not seen very much action in the last decade and stored carefully in its case. It's condition is fantastic throughout and the hardware is looking exceptional for the year. It has been nearly a decade since we have listed a first edition 1987, the jewel of any 777 collection is always the first editions and they don't come around very often. I was very tempted to hang on to this myself but the time has come. Time for you to bag a rare beauty! The colour and bodywork is in very good condition + this thing plays like butter!
Condition: Fit and Finish
Fret Life/Fretboard - Huge amount of fret-life and playability in this guitar. Close up pictures are there for you to confirm
Fade - No noticeable fading on the paintwork with the yellow still incredibly vibrant and ridiculous as ever! Pickups have barely faded indicating this is very likely a cased queen and treated well for over 30 years
Tremolo - Original Edge Tremolo. Great example with the almost little wear along the tremolo. A very mild staining on the low E side Fantastic condition for the year and no obvious pitting present, a very smooth feel to the whole component.
Neck - Original Neck Straight as an arrow with an incredible feel and grain to the maple wood. No cracks in the neck behind the nut. These necks are legendary for a reason and this one is indeed extra special being from 1987!
Electronics - The electronics scream! The original PAF pro pick ups are still in place and sound absolutely incredible!
Body Paint - Fantastic condition paintwork throughout the guitar. Only blemish includes a couple of tiny dings less than the size of half a nail and some small scratch marks on the rear both highlighted in all pictures.
Please take a look at the Store Website for more high quality images from all angles!
Case - Used and period correct from the original owner and was bought with the guitar. This chainsaw style case was an option when buying these guitars originally (Not all came with pink lined cases as some believe) and so the case is period correct but not pink lined, case functions well with edges in the leatherette outer a little feathered. Latches still work flawlessly.
- 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
- Oil treatment of fretboard
- Brand new strings added set to 9 Gauge
- Clean and polish of body
- 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.
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.
RETURNS & REVIEWS
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.
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.
Lanier Jem 777SK
"Hi Rex What can I say?
What an amazing guitar. I can't believe the condition its in after all these years. I sold mine many years ago to fund a Jem DNA and this is in even better nick than that one. Thank you for making the purchase effortless”
"I had been searching the internet for a decent used Jem for a while but was reluctant to purchase such an expensive guitar without seeing and playing it. The same with getting stuff off ebay without playing/seeing it….risky business!
I then came across sellmyjem.com and found a gorgeous V70 in sea foam green. The site is great…..loads of info and some of the best photos of used guitars I’ve ever seen…….proper Jem pornography!
The photos and write up for the V70 were fabulous and it was obvious that this seller loves his Jems!
Although I had been looking for a 7VWH I was really taken with the colour of this model. I checked out the specs on the Ibanez site and was a little worried to discover this model is made in Indonesia and not Japan so I contacted Rex from sellmyjem.com and we discussed the guitar at length……his knowledge of the Jem models was superb and being a great guitarist himself he understands how they feel and play. He assured me that the V70 was a cracking guitar and the quality from Indonesia was great……especially at the price.
I ordered it on a Wednesday evening and it was delivered Friday with Rex given me updates throughout its journey!
I can tell you now …… this V70 model is awesome. The pickups are smoking hot and the Edge trem is bloody insane! I don’t care that this thing was made in Indonesia it looks and plays amazing! It is also one of the most beautiful guitars I’ve ever seen…..the sea foam green with the tree of life inlay has to be seen in the flesh to be fully appreciated.
The description given on sellmyjem.com was also spot on……it said immaculate and that is exactly what it was. You couldn’t tell it wasn’t new.
I’m still looking for a 7VWH and won’t be getting it anywhere else but sellmyjem.com!
Thanks to Rex for your help and advice……..I couldn’t be happier……unless you could make my fingers quicker too!"
Ibanez Jem 777DY Information
Steven Siro Vai(born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappa’s band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. He began a solo career in 1983, has released eight solo albums and won three Grammy Awards. He has also recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour G3 which began in 1995. In 1999 Vai started his own record label Favored Nations.
JEM777 is an electric guitar and first produced in 1987. It was revealed at the 1987 summer NAMM Show. The guitar’s most notable user is its co-designer, Steve Vai. So aside from being today’s #1 Rock guitarist, Steve Vai has some very definite ideas about guitar design. After carefully checking the elements that made his favorite guitars work, Steve drew all the best features together into one instrument, unique in both form and function. The features include the “Monkey Grip” handle, the “Disappearing Pyramid” inlays, lions claw and so on. For those who like to know, why they are called JEM and not SV or something like that. Joe Desagni, a friend of Steve Vai owned a company that called JEM guitars that made custom guitars. When naming this guitar, Steve Vai decided to use JEM finally.
The JEM777 was available in three different and, at the time, unique finishes and started the famous Jem-line. Of the Loch Ness Green version(LNG) was the first being produced and only available in 1987, only 777 were made (All signed by Steve Vai). The Desert Sun Yellow version(DY) was produced from 1987 until 1996. The Shocking Pink version(SK) was available from 1987 until 1989. All three have the 3 colours green, yellow and pink in it. And they all share the 3-color pyramid inlay.
Features of the JEM 777DY Guitar1987 JEM777 in Desert Sun Yellow was made for and owned by Steve Vai- customized personal favorite guitar used on David Lee Roth “Skyscraper” tour. Steve Vai gave this away for a children’s hospital charity. On the back, it was Steve Vai’s declaration: “To a worthy cause-this is my personal favorite guitar-Skyscraper ’88- Steve Vai”
The Ibanez JEM 777 DY is beautifully made from the basswood body to the maple neck. They are in accordance with the original JEM777. Although the body is a little heavy it offers lots of resonance giving the guitar very high levels of sustain. It is a totally balanced sound. Neon color combination and look!!! The Ibanez JEM 777 DY has a yellow body and black pickguard, green knobs and pink pickups, switch and lion’s claw. It looks fantastic!
Another feature of the JEM777 is the famous lion’s claw The lion’s claw is the space under the tremolo. Although the claw itself is just cosmetic, the space under the tremolo makes it possible to pull the tremolo as much as a 5th. The original JEM777 have 2 humbuckers and 1 single coil. We have duplicated it as well. Together with the special 5-way switch, they give a beautiful tone to the guitar when it comes to playing metal or hard rock as the pickups offer an excellent bass and treble response allowing you to get the perfect sound for those crunching, muted chords.
IBANEZ JEM 777DY 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