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For the JEM7 with the Burnt Stained Blue finish, see JEM7 (Burnt Stained Blue).
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The JEM7 (also known as the JEM7 RB) is a solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1988. Is is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai.

The JEM7 features an American basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard which is scalloped above the 20th fret and has dot position markers. Components include a pair of DiMarzio PAF Pro humbucking pickups flanking a custom DiMarzio single-coil, an Edge tremolo bridge and Gotoh tuning machines.

Another JEM model bearing the same name was introduced in 1996 as the JEM7 (Burnt Stained Blue).

The JEM7 Root Beer had a production run of two years before being discontinued after 1989.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM7 (Root Beer)
Model name: JEM7 (a.k.a. JEM 7 Root Beer)
Year(s) produced: 1988–1989
Sold in: Europe / Japan / United States
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): RB (Root Beer)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
Bridge:
Edge tremolo
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Pickguard:
Black
Neck
Neck type:
JEM
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood / frets 21–24 scalloped
Fingerboard inlays:
Dots
Frets:
24 / 6100
Nut:
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio JEM Single (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio PAF Pro (H)
Controls:
1 volume / 1 tone / 5-way lever

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