Ibanez's JEM 707V Steve Vai electric guitar is an incarnation of the virtuoso shredder's signature model that aims to be more affordable -- without sacrificing tone or playability. Vai disciples will find all the signature elements here, including Steve's unique seafoam green finish.
A Wizard Neck Made for Speed
The JEM 707V features a 5-piece Wizard Premium neck crafted of maple and walnut. The neck has a slim profile for smooth playing in any position. KTS titanium reinforcement rods keep the neck straight so you can wail with wild abandon. The fretboard is made of rosewood and is adorned with Vai's signature Tree of Life inlay -- this time done up in seafoam green to match the body.
DiMarzio Pickups for Virtuosic Sound
In order to make guitars that accurately recreated his sound, Steve Vai worked with DiMarzio to develop the Evolution line of humbuckers featured in the Ibanez JEM models. These pickups have become known for their high output and clarity, even at high speeds and high gain. Evolution pickups also feature DiMarzio's dual-resonance configuration to create more harmonic overtones, bringing out the best in overdriven tube amps.
The JEM 707V is fitted with three Evolution pickups: a humbucker in both the neck and bridge positions, and a single-coil in the middle position. The 707V's five-way switching system allows you to explore the wide range of sounds this guitar has to offer.
Player-Friendly Upgrades Abound
Perhaps the most recognizable feature of the JEM line is the Monkey Grip handle. The JEM 707V comes with the cut-out grip and is ready for all your swinging superstar moves. Players who love dive bombs and harmonic squeals will be happy to find the guitar's Edge bridge, complemented by a lion's claw cavity that allows for upward as well as downward motion.
See Steve Vai talk about Ibanez JEM70VSFG signature model:
-American basswood body
- 5-piece Wizard Premium maple/walnut neck with KTS titanium reinforcement rods
- Rosewood fretboard with Tree of Life Inlay
- DiMarzio Evolution humbucker pickup (neck)
- DiMarzio Evolution humbucker pickup (bridge)
- DiMarzio Evolution single-coil pickup (middle)
- 5-way pickup switching
- Master volume and tone controls
- Edge bridge and lion's claw cavity
- Monkey Grip handle
Pick up a JEM 707V -- by the Monkey Grip, if you like -- and see what Steve Vai's shred machine can do for you.
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Neck type: Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck w/KTS TITANIUM rods
Body: American Basswood body
Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard w/Floral pattern vine inlay
Fret: Jumbo frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
Bridge: Edge bridge
Neck: DiMarzio Evolution, humbucker Passive/Ceramic
Middle: DiMarzio Evolution, single-coil, Passive/Alnico
Bridge: DiMarzio Evolution, humbucker, Passive/Ceramic
Width at Nut: 43mm
Width at Last Fret: 58mm
Thickness at 1st: 18mm
Thickness at 12th: 20mm
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
The Ibanez JEM/UV series models, including the JEM70V, are designed to break boundaries. Steve Vai is one of the revered few on that short list of players who have changed the way people 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, including the JEM70V, are designed to break boundaries.