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Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Jem Electric Guitar (with Case)

Play like the master does. With an HSH pickup configuration, the JEM7V offers Steve Vai's amazing tonal range, along with the super-fast action he requires. (469) Read 15 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
DiMarzio Evolution DP158 neck pickup Delivers fat, punchy and loud tone
DiMarzio Evolution DPS1 middle pickup Delivers bright and clean tone
DiMarzio Evolution DP159 bridge pickup Tight, aggressive, and punchy tone
Edge Pro tremolo Friction-free operation; superb tuning stability
Steve Vai is one of the biggest names in the Ibanez game, and now with his signature JEM7V, you can harness a legendary axe of ultimate utility. This is Steve Vai's go-to axe -- he's been playing versions of it for over a decade, and you'll see why the minute you shoulder this beauty.

Your JEM7V shines with gold hardware, an elegantly contoured alder body, and a supremely fast five-piece maple/walnut JEM Prestige neck with a beautiful pearl/abalone vine inlay across its 24 frets. Your JEM7V holds two DiMarzio Evolution humbuckers and a DiMarzio single-coil neck pickup for a rich and dynamic sound. Playability and Steve Vai's unmatched tone are coupled together in this indomitable axe.

DiMarzio Humbucker and Single-Coil Combination

Sandwiching a hotter single-coil between two full-sounding humbuckers gives you an array of tone to play around with. Your DiMarzio Evolution DP158 neck humbucker is full and punchy, and your Evolution DP159 bridge humbucker is brighter and aggressive -- great for biting leads. A patented dual-resonance configuration is used in these humbuckers to get more harmonic overtones. In the middle you have an Evolution DPS1 Custom single-coil pickup for a true single-coil sound.

Gorgeous and Lightning-Fast JEM Prestige Neck

If you feel the need for speed, then the JEM Prestige neck is your final stop in the line of fast-action necks. You'll see why Steve Vai uses versions of this guitar so often, once you take this neck for a ride. A longer 25 1/2" scale means your strings are a bit tighter and give off a slightly brighter sound. The JEM7V's rosewood fretboard features a beautiful pearl/abalone vine inlay that runs up and down all of your Prestige neck's 24 frets.

Slick and Comfortable Alder Body

Your JEM7V has a lustrously curved alder body that includes a cut-out handle on the top and a deep cut for the lower horn to give your easy access to those higher frets. Alder gives you a clear, full-body sound of lows and mids, but your highs have a little bit more of a bite to them. Adler is also a lighter wood, so you can shoulder this axe in comfort and move freely around as you play.

Five-Way Pickup Selector Blade

Your JEM7V's pickup selector blade gives you five pickup combinations, some of which include a nice and distinct pairing of your humbuckers and your middle single-coil pickup. Your settings are neck (humbucker), neck (single-coil closer to middle) and middle, middle alone, middle and bridge (single-coil closer to middle), and bridge (humbucker).

Attractive and Secure Edge Pro Bridge

You can bend your strings to their limits and dive them low with your whammy bar, and your sustain and intonation will consistently remain unaffected. That's due to the staggering stability of the Edge Pro bridge. Used in combination with the locks at the nut, your intonation will remain for as long as you play.

Features:

- Five-piece maple/walnut JEM prestige bolt-on neck
- Contoured alder body
- Rosewood fingerboard of 24 frets with pearl/abalone vine inlay
- Secure and flexible Edge Pro bridge
- Locking nut for consistent intonation
- DiMarzio Evolution neck and bridge humbuckers
- DiMarzio Custom single-coil middle pickup
- One volume and tone knob
- Five-way push/pull pickup selector switch
- Attractive gold hardware
- JEM hardshell case included

When Ibanez teamed up with Steve Vai, they chose the best in woods, an innovative selection of pickups, the best tremolo bridge, a 24-fret JEM neck, and a unique body design. And the result was the JEM7V -- a serious guitar for serious lead players!

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JEM7V Specifications
- Width at nut: 43 mm
- Radius: 430 mm
- Scale: 25.5"
- JEM Prestige neck
- Alder body
- 24/6105 frets
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Edge Pro bridge
- Dimarzio Evolution (humbucker) neck pickup
- Dimarzio Custom (single-coil) mid pickup
- Dimarzio Evolution (humbucker) bridge pickup
- Pearl/Abalone vine inlay
- Gold hardware

Neck Dimensions

- Scale: 648mm/25.5"
- a: Width at Nut 43mm
- b: Width at Last Fret 58mm
- c: Thickness at 1st 18mm
- d: Thickness at 12th 20mm
- Radius: 430mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 5 in
Ibanez Non-New Product Warranty Information Ibanez Electric Guitars and Basses have a 1-year warranty on NEW instruments only for the ORIGINAL purchaser with a Sales Receipt. All used or factory 2nds products are not warranted.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262

Product Description

Few would debate Steve Vai's tremendous influence on Ibanez guitars. When the first Vai JEM guitars appeared in 1987 -- with their Edge tremolos, lightning-fast 2-octave necks, and beautifully sculpted bodies -- they were cutting-edge. Today, they're still cutting-edge. And that's the mark of a true classic.

Steve Vai's Signature JEM7V features DiMarzio Evolution humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions and a DiMarzio Evolution single-coil in the middle position for a wide array of rock tones. Combined with Ibanez Split-5 wiring, this JEM provides incredible tonal versatility.

The JEM7V's 6105 frets are a high but thin fret with perfect intonation, good control, and easy playability and "no choking" string bending. The JEM7V also features an unbelievably fast 5-piece maple/walnut neck ideal for chugging riffs and leads all up and down the fretboard.

The JEM7V's groundbreaking Lion's Claw tremolo cavity allows pitches to be radically raised or lowered without obstruction.

Best known as the body wood for the "classic single-coil, bolt-on neck guitar," alder produces clear, full-bodied vintage tone that works well for lead or rhythm work.

Features:

- Contoured alder body with JEM Prestige neck for easy access to all registers
- Deep routed tremolo cavities allow pitches to be raised or lowered
- 24-fret 5-piece maple/walnut neck
- DiMarzio Evolution humbuckers in the bridge and neck
- DiMarzio Evolution single-coil in the middle position
- Rosewood fretboard with pearl/abalone vine inlay
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (469 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"BUY THIS GUITAR I SWEAR IT IS AMAZING"
Sound: Evolution pick-ups...sustain for as long as u can take it and has a unique power sound. Harmonics are out of this world and its pickups are very sensitive and you can add your own sound basically to the guitar..SOUND IS AMAZING! Feature: The edge pro tremolo and locking nuts lets you divebomb and pick up note pitches like crazy...and when u lock the nuts the guitar stays in tune forever no matter how much u use ure tremolo bar.....the gold hardware is sexy...and the monkey grip i didnt like at first but it will grow on u trust me its so nice Ease of Use: The neck action on this guitar is amazing the neck is a 5 peace maple prestige JEM....its so smooth and skinny and you can get such good neck string action ( strings real close to the neck ) without the choking tone and your fingers can fly up and down the neck with no problem I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD PLAY THIS FAST! this guitar just shreds Quality: you will get a factory stamp it goes throught 6 places each inspects the guitar...it is very well built and very stable.....this has the strength of a stratocaster and the tone/sustain as a Les Paul. Value: Very good value it is worth every penny I cant stress how nice this guitar is Manufacturer Support: I need no support with this guitar it is just incredable The Wow Factor: I HAVE IT the gold finish is absolutley beautifl and gold screws with the all white humbucker with gold magnets...wait till you see this guitar up close its even more beautiful than the picture...this pickguard is amazing too Overall: I have a Gibson Les Paul Supreme...Gibson SG Special...Fender Strat...and a Gibson Les Paul Studio.... THE IBANEZ JEM7V HAS BETTER NECK ACTION,SUSTAIN,AND SOUND/PLAYABILITY THAN ANY OF MY OTHER GUITARS
Style of Music: phycedelic- classical rock -metal -blues-experimental
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"Sexy, sleek, and "hot""
Sound: The sound on this guitar can be summed up in one word: responsive! As soon as you put your fingers to it, it wants to respond so quickly. Feature: Too bad it didn't come with a case. The guitar itself comes with volume and tone, plus the 5 switch selector, which is good Quality: The JEM is sturdy and it gives me the impression that I can thrash it all I want and it will stick around. It seems strong and well made, however, the gold might begin to rub off just like it did on a les paul custom I have. Value: For the price, compared to PRS guitars, this guitar blows them out of the water. I got a good deal too. The Wow Factor: Very sexy in white. It makes a statement, even a fashion statement. It is just plain sexy and sleek. If this guitar was a girl, it would be a sexy, slim, and "hot" mama.
Style of Music: alternative rock, contemporary rock
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