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Ibanez JEM 555 Steve Vai signature electric guitar white
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Here we have a very good example of the Ibanez 555 guitar.
It’s in very good condition (see details below and photos) and also in good playing order too.
Made in Korea.
Without hard case or gig bag.
Body – 7/10 The front of the guitar is in very good condition apart from one 10mm long chip on the front by the scratchplate. Otherwise, no noticeable scratches to note. It’s white so that really helps take your eye off any imperfections but even so you will need to use a bright light and get up close to spot any. It is a USED guitar so there are some signs of wear and tear hence why I have listed it as 7/10 not 10/10 mint.
The scratchplate does have some slightly more noticeable plectrum scuffs but still very tidy.
The rear is also in very good condition. There’s a few light scratches around by the rear trem cover (see photos) and by the electrics access plate.
Neck – The fingerboard is in excellent condition. The rosewood is showing only the most very minor signs of wear and tear. The frets are original and in excellent condition. Very minor signs of wear. No significant dents or flat spots. The rear of the neck has a few very light dents (see photos) which you can feel but no damage / breaks or repairs.
The locking nut is in good condition. No stripped threads. Some signs of pitting and tarnish.
Machines heads also in good working order, minor traces of tarnishing and pitting in the chrome.
The locking trem is in good working order and returns the guitar to pitch within reasonable tolerances. We have had a lot of experience with all manner of Jems and this is working as expected. It is quite tarnished and generally a little dirty looking. Might benefit from a complate strip down if you can be bothered.
No stripped threads. All the nuts and bolts are working.
Trem arm fits well and isn’t too loose but can be tightened more if desired.
Those Dimarzio pickups are original and sounding great. Some signs of scratching and wear and tear.
The volume and tone and switches are all in good condition but a bit tarnished and pitted. No audible crackles and pops but on a guitar of this age that will come. One must expect a bit of scratchiness now and then but in our opinion all is well.
This guitar has been through our workshop and set up by one of the UK’s leading authority on Ibanez JEM’s – Jon Rabbets. He has owned many and is a nationally reknowned guitar tech.
The guitar has been set up for a comfortably low action with minimal fret buzz (depending on how hard you hit the strings of course) and the truss rod and intonation checked and adjusted. This guitar plays great, just as you would expect for this model.
No hard case or gig bag.
Will be shipped double boxed and well packaged.
|Shipping Weight||10 kg|