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#1
http://www.ibanez.com/eg/guitar.aspx?m=JEM20TH

It appears to be see through. It says the body is made of resin?? That has to be the ugliest guitar I've ever seen. Looks like it came straight from Nickelodeon. I'm sorry, but why was this made and does anyone here own this thing?

EDIT: My mistake..it seems only the pickguard is see through but it still says the body is "resin"
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#3
steve Vai owns one, i'm pretty sure he helped create it... it lights up, looks pretty cool
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#5
I dunno man, i think it looks pretty cool. The handel in the body is kinda weird though.
#6
I want that guitar actually, its the anniversary guitar I believe, in my GW magazine it looks more black and green though.
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#7
That thing is badass. It is all the way see through I'm pretty sure, and Vai uses one.

I saw the ad in a guitar world and thought it looked pretty sweet, plus I love the Jems handle style, very cool.
#9
no, the whole thing is see through, hence the multi-color INSIDE. in other words, it looks like one of those marbles that has the colored strip in the middle. to be honest though, i kinda like it
#12
The body is see-through acrylic imbedded with colored led's. See the Namm 07 video clips at geartree.com.
#13
that fukken thing lights up!!!
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#14
I couldnt give two shits about Steve Vai (not being disrespectful,just not my thing ) but i think that guitar is fantastic looking.

and im FAAAAAAR from being a metalhead!
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I couldnt give two shits about Steve Vai (not being disrespectful,just not my thing ) but i think that guitar is fantastic looking.

and im FAAAAAAR from being a metalhead!

well... vai has nothing to do with metal

and all the people talkin about the handle, im suprised this is the first time youve seen one. vais been essentially using guitars with handles exclusively since the 80s

EDIT: visually it looks great, but i wonder what the tone is like? :S
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#18
vai uses it, the tone can't be horrible.

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#19
Why is he playing with Herman "Sloppyfingers" Li?


EDIT: Oh, I get it now. A 20TH Anniversary Ibanez "Supergroup?"
#21
I didn't like it when I first saw it on the Ibanez website a while ago, I couldn't tell that it was see-through. But in that pic with Steve Vai it looks pretty sweet. Looks like something people would LOVE back in the '80s with all the colors.
#22
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Well, it looks like vomit...


perhaps they get steve vai to swallow some paint and barf all over it. According to the way vai fans are, that would probably put the price tag at around $20,000.

(No offense vai fans)
#23
I wouldn't buy that, I mean it looks quite cool and all, but still, wouldn't buy it myself.

And anyway I'm a Vai fan but I'm not sure I'd buy any JEM apart from the Universe 7 string, I just don't like the 'monkey grip'...
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looks like someone butchered a hippy which is cool in itself....but it lights up?! gangster.
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vai uses it, the tone can't be horrible.



Is that the guy (to the right of Vai) from the band Dragonforce?
#27
Yeah he's Herman Li, he's playing with Vai and a load of other guys for an Ibanez anniversary thing I think, but IMHO he doesn't have the right to be on the same stage as Vai.
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#28
don't start that, half the people from the original thread got warned/banned.
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#29
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perhaps they get steve vai to swallow some paint and barf all over it. According to the way vai fans are, that would probably put the price tag at around $20,000.

(No offense vai fans)



i believe it went for 25,000. and all are sold via pre order.
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perhaps they get steve vai to swallow some paint and barf all over it. According to the way vai fans are, that would probably put the price tag at around $20,000.

(No offense vai fans)

they actually made a few with his blood in it. they said that 100 years from now they'd take DNA from it and clone him. it's actually decent looking.

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#32
Dan Armstrong (Ampeg) tried the plexiglass guitar during the mid-seventies(?) It didn't catch on but now they are collectable.
#33
of course vai uses it. the original jem was custom made to his exact specifications. Vai choose ibanez to build it for him because they were the only company that could satisfy his unique desires in a guitar (i.e. no other company was willing to make his guitar with a monkey grip and a full floating trem). the 20th anniversary jems are replicas of vai's first
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#34
Actually, it can be as bad as he wants it to be.
Resin isn't really a good wood for whatever reasons that why you want a guitar to be made out of good wood, get it?
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#35
fretboard looks kind of wide and neck looks kind of short proportionally, but then again I can't tell too well unless I see it in person.
#36
^that picture is a 7 string. . .


the link is a 6 string
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#37
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i believe it went for 25,000. and all are sold via pre order.


Are you f'in kidding me man? That is REE-DICK-YOO-LUSS
#38
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they actually made a few with his blood in it. they said that 100 years from now they'd take DNA from it and clone him. it's actually decent looking.




Well, it looks like shite. Just watch, they're gonna clone him and his clone is going to be like "What, I'm supposed to be a guitar god? F that! I'm going to fashion school betch!" Then Steve Vai craps his grave.
#40
Wow, I think it's one of the ugliest things I've ever seen. the only thing I like is the RG shape. Resin? LEDs? Seems like Vai has too much time on his hands.

Oh, and to the guy who said "Herman 'Sloppyhands' Li", I saw Dragonforce live recently and they were tighter than prepubescent pussy so stop jumping on the bandwagon.
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