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American Basswood Body
The Ibanez JEM77P 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 Steve Via’s Signature Ibanez features a 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 JEM77P features Ibanez’s wizard profile which is optimised for lead guitarists, offering a thin feel to deliver swift and nimble runs with ease.
DiMarzio Gravity Storm & Evolution Pickups
The Ibanez JEM77P features a set of powerful DiMarzio pickups to deliver an incredibly versatile performance. The two Gravity Strom humbuckers are designed specially for Steve Via, delivering a unique tone which Steve describes as ''a thundering cloud of ice cream''. The neck pickup has been designed with a fat tone and harmonic content, offering a throaty quality with a character that sits between a humbucker and single-coil. The bridge pickup offers plenty of depth with warm highs and mids, fattening up its high end to allow players to increase the treble response on their amp without losing tone and sustain on the higher frets. Set in the middle is an Evolution single-coil, designed for maximum impact and power to deliver nuanced tones that perfectly balance with the neck and bridge humbuckers.
Edge Zero II Tremolo
The Ibanez Edge Zero is a high performance double locking tremolo first introduced in 2010, featuring similarities with both the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo and the original Floyd Rose Tremolo. This design created a unique and extremely versatile floating tremolo system which provides an added range of playing capabilities and improved tuning stability. For the Edge Zero II model, Ibanez designed it with a lower profile to improve comfort, and added a stud locking function for superior tuning stability.
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-Zero II
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: Blue Floral Pattern
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut w/KTS Titanium Rods
- Profile: Wizard
- Scale Length: 25.5’’
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Radius: 400mm
- Frets: 24 Jumbo
- Inlays: Tree of Life
- Nut: Barless Locking
- Nut Width: 43mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Gravity Storm (Passive/Alnico)
- Middle Pickup: DiMarzio Evolution (Passive/Alnico)
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Gravity Storm (Passive/Alnico)
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Pickup Selector
- Pickguard: Transparent Acrylic
- Control Knobs: Hat Type
- Hardware: Cosmo Black
- Case Included: Softshell