Ibanez JEM7 BSB Burnt Stained Blue - New 'Old Stock' - Manufactured in 2000
The Ibanez JEM7,also known as the JEM7 BSB, is a JEM series guitar model and signature model of guitarist Steve Vai. It was introduced in late 1995 and had a production run of only six years. This was the second JEM7 model and only available in the Burnt Stained Blue finish, featuring screw head fingerboard markers.
The JEM7 features an American basswood body bolted via a AANJ neck-joint to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard adorned with screw-head position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio Evolution humbucking pickups flanking an Evolution single-coil mounted in a brushed aluminum pickguard, a Lo Pro Edge double locking tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.
The Jem series guitars have proven themselves to be incredibly exciting and important rock guitars that will stand the test of time. It is a classic in the making, redefining the rules of what a guitar can be and can do. They are guitars that upon their inception railed against any convention and in doing so, rewrote the rules and changed guitar history. Inspiring a number of Jem-dedicated websites and a fiercely loyal and supportive following, the Jems spawned dozens and perhaps hundreds of imitators, yet have always stood alone at the front of the pack as one of the most successful signature guitar lines ever.