Ibanez introduces new Steve Vai signature model

Since 1987 the JEM has developed into an iconic guitar that is immediately identified with the legendary Steve Vai. For 2016 Ibanez is unveiling a new artist signature model that introduces a fresh aesthetic to the Steve Vai collection. As part of the esteemed Premium series, the new JEM77WDPCNL is created for the working pro, and features a stunning rosewood top with a distinctive wood pickguard that matches its headstock and wooden control knobs.

At the core of the JEM77WDPCNL is a Mahogany body, chosen for its rich, full resonance. The recognizable Tree of Life inlay prominently stretches along the contrasting Rosewood fretboard that caps a 5pc Maple/Walnut Wizard neck. Jumbo frets, finished with the Premium Fret Edge treatment, ensure a smooth, comfortable performance. An Edge Zero II tremolo bridge, with its lower profile design, guarantees comfort, and superior tuning stability.

Electronics include two DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 humbucker pickups (one at the neck, one in the bridge) with decorative custom pickup covers, and a DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 single-coil pickup in the middle position, for a wide array of rock tones. A hard shell case is included.

Features:

  • 5pc Wizard Maple/Walnut neck w/ KTS titanium rods
  • Rosewood top/ Mahogany body
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Tree of Life Inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
  • Pickups: DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 (H) neck pu; DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 (S) mid pu; DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 (H) bridge pu
  • Wood pickguard w/ matching headstock
  • Cosmo black Hardware
  • Hardshell case included

Here’s a presentation made by Mark Richardson Guitar:

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