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American Basswood Body
The Steve Vai’s Signature Ibanez features a strong and sturdy American basswood body finished in a stunning sea foam green, creating an exotic appearance which will stand out from any crowd. Players will love the elegant contours and the comfortable performance, suitable for a range of playing styles. In addition, a double cutaway design offers easier access to the higher frets and flexibility across the whole fingerboard.
Fast 5-Piece Maple/Walnut Wizard Neck
The Ibanez’s neck is crafted from maple and walnut, creating an incredibly bright, smooth tone with excellent sustain and stability. Using two tonewoods together provides players with a combination of stunning tonal qualities and sonic enhancements, as well as an amazing aesthetic quality. The addition of KTS titanium rods ensures the neck can take harsh punishment, providing an iron-like strength built for stage life. Although maple and walnut are naturally smooth, the JEM70V features Ibanez’s wizard profile which is optimised for lead guitarists, offering a thin feel to deliver swift and nimble runs with ease.
DiMarzio Evolution Pickups
The JEM70V Signature is equipped with a set of incredible DiMarzio pickup, featuring humbuckers at the bridge and neck with an alnico single coil in the middle, an enormous range of tones are at the tips of your fingers. The Evolution humbuckers are the result of two years of research by DiMarzio, designed for maximum impact and power. The neck pickup produces fat, punchy, and loud tones, while the bridge provides tight, aggressive, and thunderously loud output signals. Featuring DiMarzio's patented dual-resonance configuration, they can reproduce more harmonic overtones than the more conventional style of humbuckers. Despite them being originally designed with live performance in mind, the sheer amount of presence and definition they possess makes them perfect for recording.
The Edge double locking tremolo system developed and manufactured by Gotoh, a highly regarded and respected company in the world of guitar parts. Originally introduced in 1986, discontinued in 2003, and re-introduced in 2010, the Edge is acclaimed by many guitarists as the finest tremolo system available on the market. It's based on the original Floyd Rose tremolo design, but with a variety of improvements. These include replaceable knife edges, a less bulky saddle, increased mass to improve sustain, locking studs, a spring retainer on the trem block, and a pop-in tremolo arm.
Steve Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, and songwriter primarily known for his collaboration with Frank Zappa. A three-time Grammy award winner and fifteen-time nominee, Vai started his impressive career at a young age and is considered as a 'highly individualistic player.' Vai has worked with Ibanez for many years since the launch of the JEM guitar, which he co-designed.
About Ibanez Guitars
Over the past 30 years, Ibanez Guitars have always been at the forefront of developing the right tools for electric guitar players pushing the boundaries of music. For decades, Ibanez designers and luthiers have been the embodiment of this ideology, pushing their skills to the edge of imagination, consistently creating some of the most versatile and unique instruments ever. Although Ibanez guitars have been made since 1908, it wasn't until the late 1980s that they began to form an identity for themselves when artists such as Steve Vai and Frank Zappa began using their instruments. Now with a huge artist clientele across the globe, Ibanez are a leading manufacturer of electric guitars and basses and a first choice for many dedicated musicians.
Body & Bridge
- Body: American Basswood
- Bridge: Edge Tremolo
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Sea Foam Green
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut w/KTS Titanium Rods
- Profile: Wizard
- Scale Length: 25.5'';
- Fingerboard: Bound Panga Panga
- Frets: 24 Jumbo
- Inlays: Tree of Life
- Nut: Locking
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
- Middle Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution Single-Coil (Passive/Alnico)
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Pickup Selector
- Control Knobs: White Hat Type
- Hardware: Chrome
- Case Included: Softshell