Ibanez JEM Junior Electric Guitar with Vine Inlay - White

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One of JEM's most recognizable features is Steve Vai's signature monkey grip. The JEM Junior also features a mahogany body and Jatoba Fretboard w/Tree-of-life inlay. Jatoba, with its reddish brown colour, produces a rich mid range with a crisp high end.

Specifications
Neck type: Wizard III Maple neck
Body: Meranti body
Fretboard: Jatoba fretboard w/Tree of Life inlay
Fret: Jumbo frets
Bridge: Double Locking tremolo bridge
Neck pickup: Infinity (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Middle pickup: Infinity (S) middle pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Bridge pickup: Infinity (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
String gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
Hardware colour: Cosmo black

Beautiful!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Don't believe the haters - this lovely lil' git is one of the best looking guitars available for under $1K. Sure you could get the non-sig Ibanez without the vine inlay and monkey grip for less money but then you'd miss out on the awesome vine inlay and monkey grip! It's only an extra hundred bucks, don't be a cheapskate! It also came with an angled cable which was a nice surprise. It was set up pretty well right out of the box too, just needs some minor tweaking. My only gripes are: 1) The finish on the grip and input is rough as others have said but not a big issue and 2) I wish it had the marble pick guard of the JEM Sr but that's an easy $30 upgrade. Overall very happy with the JEM Jr.
Posted by Tyrone P Biggins III, Esq on Jun 11, 2020
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Great guitar for the money1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton North, Alberta
Picked this up on a private deal and have totally fallen for it!! stays in tune, sounds great for what it is! moving forward i may change out the floyd( rumor has it the ibanez version tends to wear out faster than most) but for now its exactly what i want at a very reasonable price!! and its going to be a great place to start modding from! Dont hesitate to get one, you wont regret it
Posted by Tom on Jan 7, 2019
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is good4 of 8 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
its good i like it and its pretty good its good
Posted by john margerine on Jun 14, 2018
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
Love this guitar
Posted by Giuseppe on Aug 23, 2017
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Awesome Instrument3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreHamilton, Ontario
This is a fantastic guitar. I bought it when the price was $729, and now at a price of $679 (on June 8th 2017) I consider that a great price for a quality instrument. The only things i don't particularly like are the humbucker pickups and the bridge. The humbuckers are a little muddy and not the best, the single coil was actually a really good pickup. The bridge's trem block is very tiny and the movement of the arm feels cheap, you have to try it to understand. It stays in tune perfectly, neck feels great paint is perfect. a very good guitar as is or an excellent modding platform.
Posted by Kody L. on Aug 8, 2017
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Lots of guitar for a reasonable amount of money.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
Posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2017
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Good, not great... So far!15 of 16 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
So this is my third review about this guitar. When I first bought it I was excited, I loved it because she looked beautiful and almost played perfectly. Almost, because of some fret buzz issues no matter how I set the action. The solution would of been a new nut slightly higher then what this guitar comes with for they are to low on this guitar and also this particular guitar had a bad fret job where you could see someone tried to do some work on it(dents in the neck by the side of the frets) which tells me this guitar was pre owned, I hope it wasn't their luthier who could of done a job like this but who knows? My experience with music stores and their staff nowadays is mediocrity and they are never really that knowlegeable of gear and/or repair for my taste. Its frustrating when you know about guitars and the staff tells you to get your neck adjusted, like that's the only solution they know, assuming that they play guitar in all fairness. Anyhoop! Not having any spare nut in the store that I can mesure, compare and fit on my neck I just swapped the darn thing for another one they had in the back, tuned it, set it up and it's much better. Perfect? No... Still a few minor issues, a few fret buzz here and there but only if not properly balanced and not as bad as before. Although the fret job is so much better and cleaner on this one it's still not up to par with the great reviews I keep seeing everywhere on you tube so I wonder just how honest these videos are. A bit disappointed because for a guitar that is considered cheap or introductory level she's not that cheap as far as money goes, 850$ once you hit the taxes isn't cheap. I've tried cheaper Ibanez guitars where the quality control is far superior so I don't know what gives and what incentives are behind these guitar companies nowadays? Well I'm happy I swapped it because now I have something better then decent and with all the upgrades I'm putting into it she'll be better then good but almost awesome! T' ill then I still got my Fender Strat if all fails. I hope this review is honest enough for y'all because I can't stand bull shit!..
Posted by Raven on Jan 28, 2017
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Bought one, played it for twenty five days couldn't get rid of a fret buzz issue on the lower E string no matter how high I set the action but then the action was getting to high for my taste when the buzz was finally sort of gone. The problem for this particular guitar when problems arise are fret buzz, I noticed the nut is really low on these guitars but hey I brought it back and swapped it for another one, it was that or change the nut but I couldn't wait and have the part ordered blah, blah, blah so I swapped it. Problem solved, great guitar! I think one in ten guitars of this model will have this problem. So if this occures with you, just change the nut for a higher one or swap it making sure to play it first then you'll see its a very good guitar for the price range.
Posted by Raven on Jan 27, 2017
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very happy1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2017
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I am just about at the end of my thirty day trial if you will and I have mixed feelings, I like the guitar, I think she's worth it but I might have to exchange it for another one. My particular guitar has a fret buzz issue that won't go away no matter how I set the action and you can tell this guitar was worked on by either the store or a previous owner because of filing marks on the neck near the frets, I'm not to happy towards the store about this one... Always play and check the guitar before leaving the store folks my mistake was to walk in (they had it waiting on the counter wrapped up nicely in its box) and leave without thinking twice about it, because I have tried this model in other places with no issues this is not necessarily a bad review about the guitar itself... Will trade for another Jem Jr...
Posted by Raven on Jan 25, 2017
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
Bought this guitar from Brampton location. Since owned in past Jem, this guitar is not far from way more expensive counterpart. Plays amazing, granted tremolo is difficult to set up but once you finally do u can abuse it on so many ways and still stays in tune. Volume and pickup selector could be better quality but not big deal. For price you cant get better guitar. Must add that Brampton location staff are extremely nice and helpful. recommend this location to friends and family.
Posted by Andelko on Dec 8, 2016
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great guitar2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
great guitar needs a little set up.....but great guitar for the dollars so a mid range rg with extras monkey grip tree of life and quantum pick-ups a lil better than the infinity pups in my opinion great value all around to own a entry level jem....ps plays amazing when set up...stays in tune really well.enjoy
Posted by richi on Nov 22, 2016
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jem of a purchase17 of 17 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
Purchased this guitar a little over two weeks ago. I have owned a jem in the past and always regretted selling it. After hearing mixed reviews of the indonesian built ibanez guitars, i did a bit of research on thr Jr first. I am very happy to say this guitar is more than I had hoped for. Build quality and finish are fantastic. Parts are of good quality and over all produce what feels and sounds like a high end guitar. Some will want to swap out the trem, but I have had no issues with it. It's not as solid feeling as on some of the more expensive modles, but does it's job just fine. Pickups have a very nice tone and are very responsive. The neck and frets are very well finished. Inlays are set perfect and look great. I would highly recomend this guitar. A great value for money! Would also like to give props to the staff in the Bedford store. Excellent customer service.
Posted by Gary Hillier on Mar 12, 2016
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