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    Default Any Vintage Ibanez fans, HELP???

    'ello folks and how the hell are ya?

    Anyhoo, I recently aquired a custom 80's Ibanez. I happen to own/drive a Suburban, so when my ex-drummer/bandmate asked me to help clear out his rehearsal space of which he was being evicted, I was more than happy to help. Little did I know that his former guitarist had left two guitars in there for over five years and nobody had heard a word from the guy. Hence, I aquired this axe as a "gift" or "payment" for helping to move all of the drums, PA, gear and misc shit.

    Ok, I've done a lot of research to find what exact model, etc and what have you. Anyway, it's circa 1988. However, it has a Steve Vai "JEM Series" scalloped fretboard from the 18th to 22'nd or whatever fret? Except Vai's model's were in maple and this one 'tis rosewood. Unfortunately, I cannot be exact cos my friend currently has it and is looking for buyers, as am I.

    Anyhoo, here's the EXACT body. 'tis the 540SLTD in that canary yellow finish shown second to the right in the upper right corner of this old catalogue.

    http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1989/s.jpg

    Again, the neck 'tis custom and has a "Vai" semi-scalloped neck but in rosewood and not maple as with his "JEM 777" series. I'd love to sell it to a speed-weenie who digs axes from said era. I'm gonna eventually put the thing on electronic bay cos I know it will fetch a few bones... However, I figure I'd start offf with some friends.

    Anyone know anything or can add, better yet tell me more about it?

    There is also a Washburn but my drummer friend has kept it for parts or what have you? If that might be worth more than this skinny, neon yellow Ibanez, please let me know cos I'm positive I can trade it for helping him?

    It's skinny (the Ibanez) as is the neck. Again, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much!!!
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    here is aother great resource site if you have not seen it

    http://www.jemsite.com/

    this page http://www.jemsite.com/jem/spec.htm shows several scalloped
    rosewood boards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    here is aother great resource site if you have not seen it

    http://www.jemsite.com/

    this page http://www.jemsite.com/jem/spec.htm shows several scalloped
    rosewood boards.
    Thank you soooooooooooooo much!!!

    Seriously, it's not a bad axe at all... It's actually pretty cool for what it is. Just not something I need nor want in my collection.

    Again, I just obtained it for using my Suburban to move a shitload of gear. Didn't ask for a payment nor expected/wanted one. I think the drummer did it out of spite? Being how this Ibanez owner prior destroyed one of the drummers axes and didn't give a shit less. Also, the owner of the Ibanez has been M.I.A. for well over five years. One would think they's either give a shit or want their guitars back, no? Then again, I guess the guitarist bought a Les Paul and moved to another state, who knows? lol

    Regardless, I'm grateful for the aquisition and would love to get anything out of it, you know?
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    what do the inlays look like?

    it sounds like a great neck put on a cheap(er) body.

    my first thought was maybe part it out, but one that old would not
    have a AANJ (all access neck joint), so anyone looking for that neck
    would probably not mind buying the whole guitar.

    I would be interested except, 1. I havent played any that old, so not sure
    if I would like it or not. 2. Just dropped a bunch of money into the jem I am building.

    you should have some luck on ebay if it comes to that, ibanez selss well on ebay.
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    Again, a friend of mine currently has the guitar. We're going to take pics on Sunday. I'll post them here prior to putting it on electronic bay.

    Seriously, the body, nor the pickups aren't too bad. I just dunno shit about Ibanez? The neck 'tis what bugs me cos I'm used to "fat" strat necks, you know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Metalhead View Post
    Just dropped a bunch of money into the jem I am building.


    What one might that be???
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