The Most Expensive Ibanez Jem

 

Ibanez Logo

Ibanez is no stranger when it comes to musical instruments. They have been in the business since 1935. Like many other fine musical instruments company, their products range from affordable to outrageously expensive.

Nevertheless, they manage to have a stable of virtuoso guitarist that endorse their products. Among the big names are Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and countless others. A good product does that!

Ibanez Signature Artist

I too am a fan. I have two of them myself. They are very comfortable to play straight out of the factory. No major fine-tuning whatsoever needed. Of course the signature series cost a bomb. One particular model that has stood the test of time is the “Jem Series” which is a Steve Vai signature model. It came out in 1987 and is still selling like hot cakes today. I have yet to own one :hehe:

Ibanez Jem Floral BodyThe original design that has stood the test of time..


Ibanez JEM Premium 2012 Ad

Ibanez Jem CollectionDifferent models of the JEM series

Although most of these signature series comes with a hefty price tag, a company have managed to make it much more expensive than it already is. It is basically a standard Jem but adorned with 2.30 carats pink sapphires set in sterling silver and 44 full-cut 0.50 carats gem diamonds. Now that’s A LOT of blings!!! Anyone feel like pimpin’ their axes out there ?

Pimped Up Ibanez Jem

Pimped Up Ibanez Jem

Pimped Up Ibanez Jem

Pimped Up Ibanez Jem

Pimped Up Ibanez Jem

While it is clearly nothing but pure eye candy, this aesthetic beauty will cost USD$24,000.00! If you happen to be an ostentatious guitarist than this may be worth considering :roll: Well me, I’m no “blinger” and  I see no purpose nor connection between one and the other. One may look good playing it but it sure ain’t gonna make you Steve Vai! To each it’s own :peace:.

Pimped Up Ibanez Jem

Anyway, gracing Music Monday this week will be Steve Vai performing one of his epic hits ~ “For The Love Of God” live on his JEM without any blings on it. Listen to Steve making his guitar sing. Enjoy, have a great week and happy MM all :)


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19 Responses to “The Most Expensive Ibanez Jem”

  1. LadyJava says:

    OMG Bling power.. lol!! though i love a bling here and there myself.. and this looks awesome by the way and would make a great gift ..it is strictly for show lah… i think even i own one, i wouldn’t play it coz kalau tercabut itu permata merah jambu.. mak oi.. nangis LJ! lol!!

  2. Dazediva says:

    WOW !!!
    I have never heard this before and its given me goose bumps .. especially the violin intro combined with the guitar … so haunting !!
    thanks for sharing !

  3. Namz says:

    Hauntingly GOOD! Glad you enjoyed it DD :)

  4. Namz says:

    Hehehe..very true. Smart woman.

  5. Wow! Great combination the violin and the guitar…never heard something similar before…I guess I’ll start looking :). Oh and the guitar sounds great with or without the diamonds :P

  6. Namz says:

    Glad you like it hehe :) Thanks for dropping by.

  7. The Hawg! says:

    Oddly, Ibanez doesn’t have the best reputation out there in some quarters in spite of making some great instruments. Perhaps that has to do with the spotty quality of the company’s “budget line” of guitars.

    It’s fascinating how Fender and Gibson can churn out junk at the lower end and still be held in high regard, while Ibanez gets slammed for the same tactic…

  8. Love it – Happy MM xxx

  9. Namz says:

    Very true indeed. I noticed that too. Fender has it’s Squire and those made in Japan, Mexico and last I heard Korea and Indonesia too. Gibson has it’s Epiphone and Kramer. And I have encountered a few of both brands that is left to be desired.

    Don’t get me wrong though, I love both of them. Actually I just love guitars, so brands don’t really matter. Sometimes I come across some really cheap copy that plays very well and sometimes I get a “brand name” that just sucks and would take more than just an intonation to get it to play nice. I think you know what I mean :wink:.

    The way I see it is, all the manufacturers have to have “budget line” models in order not to loose out to “cheaper alternatives”, copies and replicas. It’s a tough business making guitars.

    Hey thanks for dropping by Hawg. Great to chat to a fellow guitarist. You have a good one.

  10. Namz says:

    Glad you liked it UOB :)

  11. Raine says:

    Woah, blings on guitars that alone will be someone’s precious. :D Great song pic. I like the violin duet.

  12. Namz says:

    Cool. Glad you enjoyed that Raine :)

  13. stevebethere says:

    Love it :-)

    LOL @ bling candy ;-)

    I have added you to my links page, have a great week and thanks for stopping by :-0

  14. Namz says:

    Thanks for adding me Steve. You have a good one too :)

  15. unikorna says:

    there is something amazingly sexy about guitar players…Slash, Eddie Van Hallen.

  16. Namz says:

    What can I say. What is understood does not need to be explained. 8)

    You have a good one Unikorna!

  17. The Hawg! says:

    Always love reading about guitars. I’ve generally stuck with Fenders over the years (love the “snap” of Telecasters and Stratocasters), but have been giving some thought to a Gibson SG lately. And, I still miss passing up on this beautiful, dark green Yamaha that I saw a few years ago — two humbuckers and the thing just plain growled…

  18. LadyJava says:

    Watching the video now and wow!! Love the combi!!

  19. Namz says:

    Yaa the Fender “snap” and “twang” literally made modern music :)

    It fits nicely into a wide genre of music. I love them too and in fact lucky enough to own two Strats. I have yet to own a LP but have my eyes on something similar :hehe:

    Hunt that Green Yamaha down man! I’ll hunt anything down that can growl rudely to me lol! If it can growl chances are you can make it whisper softly and sing angel like. It’s a crazy passion man :huh: :peace:

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