2007 Ibanez Steve Vai JEM 20th Anniversary


Straight from a private collection is this 2007 Ibanez Steve Vai JEM 20th Anniversary. Collector’s condition, practically New Old Stock, still has the plastic on the pickguard and all case candy. Amazing looking and playing and getting tough to find.
Below is the original description from Ibanez;

The Steve Vai JEM 20TH limited edition electric guitar commemorates two decades (1987-2007) of the extraordinary and groundbreaking JEM Series of Ibanez guitars.

The Japanese handcrafted premium acrylic body with 3-dimensional JEM multicolor design is striking enough in the daylight, but the body can be illuminated by 8 internal green LEDs behind the bridge pickup. The lights are activated by a push/pull pot on the tone control. Pickups are made in the U.S.A. TransJems, designed and manufactured by DiMarzio® exclusively for the JEM 20TH guitar to provide optimum performance with its dense acrylic body. Edge Pro tremolo bridge and pearl/abalone vine fretboard inlay wrap up this amazing guitar.

DiMarzio Pickups for the JEM20TH
The density of the TransJem body is greater than that of traditional wood guitars. To work best with this construction, DiMarzio designed the TransJem pickups to have greater transient response than standard humbuckers, and the neck and bridge pickups each have individual coils tuned to different frequencies. This combination produces a sound that is both powerful and open. The middle pickup design is based on the DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues 2. This design works well with the dense TransJem body, and balances very well in split mode with the neck and bridge pickups. All five TransJem switch positions are hum canceling.

Acrylic Body
The JEM20TH’s beautiful acrylic body is made by a Japanese company that fabricates the clear tank walls for the more prestigious aquariums in the world. The actual process is a closely guarded trade secret. Each body is gone over by hand extensively by a highly skilled veteran of acrylic arts.


  • Body Material: Hand-made Premium Acrylic w/Multi-Color Design Inside Illuminated by Green LEDs
  • Neck Material: Maple & Walnut 5-ply
  • Neck Scale: 25.5″
  • Neck Type: JEM
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Fret Type: 6105
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlay: Tree of Life
  • Bridge: Edge Pro Tremolo
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Neck Pickup: Trans JEM Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: Trans JEM Single
  • Bridge Pickup: Trans JEM Humbucker
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5-way pickup selector switch
  • Case: Special JEM20TH Hardshell Case Included