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This stunning new model from the Steve Vai range features a mahogany body accompanied by a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, offering high-quality tonewoods with an eye-catching grain. A signature 'monkey grip' is incorporated into the guitar's design and adds to its unique appearance.
Angled Headstock & Wizard III Neck
The use of Ibanez's own Wizard III neck provides an extremely playable performance optimised for lead guitarists. The thin nature of the neck helps perform swift and nimble guitar runs seamlessly whilst retaining enough substance to ensure a thick and full resonance when playing rhythm patterns and chords. The angled headstock not only provides a stylish appearance, but also offers better string pressure. By increasing the pressure on the strings, it helps them stay in the nut slots and decreases loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, offering better sustain and smooth playability.
Steve Vai’s Signature guitar features a set of Quantum pickups in a HSH configuration, providing a wide range of tonal possibilities to suit different musical styles. In the neck and bridge positions are Quantum humbuckers, with both offering full, clean tones while the bridge has a higher output and an excellent dynamic response. The middle pickup is a Quantum single coil, providing warm tones with a strong punch and a clean treble response.
Steve Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter primarily known 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.
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: Mahogany
- Bridge: Double Locking Tremolo
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Finish: White
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Wizard III
- Scale: 25.5”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 400mmR
- Frets: 24 Jumbo
- Inlays: Tree Of Life
- Nut: Locking
- Nut Width: 43mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Bridge Pickup: Quantum Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
- Middle Pickup: Quantum Single Coil (Passive Alnico)
- Neck Pickup: Quantum Humbucker (Passive/Ceramic)
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Selector
- Machine Heads: Die-Cast
- Control Knobs: Hat
- Hardware: Cosmo Black
- String Gauges: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
- Case Included: No
The product price includes 2 years' warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.
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