Steve Vai is one of the revered few on that short list of payers who have changed the way we all think about what a guitar can really do.
His signature Ibanez guitars are no different: Iconic, Sublime, Awe-Inspiring, Outrageous. The Ibanez JEM/UV Series models are designed to break boundaries and this brand new JEM77V FP2 does so in every sense…
Described by Steve as “the guitar of my dreams.”
The Ibanez JEM77FP Steve Vai Signature electric guitar is a superb instrument that features a contoured basswood body that includes Steve’s “Monkey Grip” handle cut into the body.
There is also a beautiful floral patterned finish that is unique to each of these limited edition guitars. The 5-piece maple and walnut bolt-on neck is not only fast and strong, it also provides easy access to all registers.
The 24-fret Rosewood fretboard is inlaid with a striking floral pattern vine inlays and is carved with the high-speed JEM Prestige profile that gives Steve Vai the playability he needs and is sure to inspire your creativity.
The JEM77FP features chrome plated hardware.
The JEM77FP is loaded with a DiMarzio Evolution DP158 humbucker in the neck position, a DiMarzio Evolution DPS1 single-coil in the middle position, and a DiMarzio Evo2 DP512 in the bridge position.
This pickup combination utilises ceramic magnets to generate the broad tonal palette needed for modern rock. The Evolution DP158 pickup was designed for Steve Vai and is fat, punchy, and loud. The DiMarzio Evolution DPS1 single-coil has a bright, clean tone.
The DiMarzio Evo2 DP512 is tight, aggressive, and even louder and produces a wide range of overtones.
Ibanez’s split-5 wiring provides incredible tonal versatility in conjunction with a master volume and tone control.
The acclaimed Edge tremolo features knife-edge-like pivot surfaces for virtually friction free operation. Locking studs contribute to tuning stability.
The low-profile design of the Edge tremolo includes fine tuners conveniently angled back to prevent right hand touches. Ibanez’s Lion’s Claw tremolo cavity allows pitches to be raised or lowered to dramatic levels.