This model is a reissue of the JEM777, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of the original, which was the first JEM. It was produced in Japan by FujiGen. The JEM777 features a basswood body with special monkey grip cutout and lion's claw tremolo rout bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret maple fingerboard with disappearing pyramid position markers. Components include DiMarzio Evolution pickups with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut and a carbon fiber Ultralite arm and Gotoh tuning machines. It is also equipped with a Back Stop for the tremolo. Differences from the original version include the neck (the original had a one-piece maple neck with scarf joint), the pickups (the original had DiMarzio PAF Pro pickups) and the frets (the original had 6100 fret wire). The reissue has a special engraved 30th anniversary plate at the neck joint, and comes with a hardshell case, a certificate of authenticity in the form of a tour laminate with a lanyard and special picks. This one is in near mint condition. It is a new guitar, but in the upper neck joint a small crack appeared, just like on old original JEMS. Nothing serious but worth mentioning.