Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by EADGBE, Jan 23, 2012.
I love the look ( don't know how good the quality of build the JEMS are these days though) But I dig sea foam greens and sonic blues. Great stuff!
It looks nice. How'd they get the price down I wonder? Korean made? Non-Dimarzio pups?
Info is up on the Ibanez site. Different body woods and necks than the standard jem. Seem to have the same hardware and pickups as the more expensive jem.
I went to www.ibanezrules.com and it looks like these are produced in Indonesia.
$1399 and made in Indonesia???
I mean, nothing against the guitars made there (I love my Tribute ASAT), but that seems a little steep for a non-Japanese import.
Love the seafoam green, though.
Sweet guitar! Take that stupid handle off of it and Im sold.
Nothing a hunk of wood and a lot of Bondo won't fix!
Here ya go.
Ibanez have purchased a factory out there and sent their "J-Custom" luthiers out there to train the workforce. As such these premium guitars are actually surprisingly good. As much as anything it has been to keep Ibanez competitive with the strength of the Yen at the moment.
These are not typical "made in Indonesia" guitars, the idea was to take their top of the range techniques and apply them to lower/middle priced instruments.
Same plant as the Premium line, right?
I'm definitely buying one of these. I love that look and I've wanted a Jem since they very first came out.
I've owned several jems and they have all been great playing guitars but I would never buy this one without being able to play it first. With that said its possible that I could pick one up in a store and really like the feel and play and in that case I would buy it on the spot.