Ibanez Nita Strauss Jiva Junior Electric Guitar

Fly up and down the fretboard of the Ibanez Nita Strauss Jiva Junior. Packed with Quantum pickups and an Edge-Zero II bridge, this axe is ready to shred.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Ibanez Quantum pickups High-output tone with high-end articulation
Wizard III neck Super-fast fretting and maximum comfort
Edge Zero II bridge Smooth action ball bearing tremolo system
Black ebony fretboard Smooth and fast playing, bright tone
Born and raised in Los Angeles and brought up by a musical family, Nita has been surrounded by music her entire life. It was only a matter of time until she picked up the guitar, and she has never looked back since. After years of touring the world and establishing her name in the LA rock scene, she joined Alice Cooper's band in 2014. Since then she has become a household name in the guitar community, captivating audiences all over the world with her virtuosic chops and electric stage presence. Ibanez has been her go-to weapon of choice since the beginning, inspired by her heroes such as Steve Vai and Shawn Lane. Now, one of her biggest dreams has come true - her very own Ibanez signature model.

The Jiva Junior is based on the S series and features Nita's own personal touches, such as the special "Beaten Path" fingerboard inlay. The guitar's finish was personally named by Nita as "Deep Space Blonde", which is a gray burst on a natural Quilted Maple top. Nita named the guitar JIVA, which translates to one's "soul", a word found in Asian religions, and one that has a deep personal connection with Nita as well.
Neck type: Wizard III Maple neck
Top/Back/Body: Quilted Maple top/Meranti body
Fretboard: Ebony fretboard/Beaten Path inlay
Fret: Jumbo frets
Number of frets: 24
Bridge: Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
String space: 10.8mm
Neck pickup: Quantum (H) Neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Middle pickup: Quantum (S) middle pickup (Passive/Alnico)
Bridge pickup: Quantum (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
Strings: D'Addario EXL120
Scale: 648mm/25.5"
Radius: 400mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Deep Sea Blonde
Shipping Weight: 9.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): IBA JIVAJR DSE
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 products are not under warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-8262
(2 ratings)
Submitted December 18, 2020 by Eric M in DENVER, CO
"Beautiful fast action"
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Jiva just arrived. I put it to the test its everything they said it is. I am pleased with the construction even though its made in Indonesia. I couldn't find any flaws. Jiva just needed to be tuned it was stage ready. The guitar is well balanced at the neck. My only complaints are the stock pick ups for jiva jr are out of the box ibanez pick ups and they are real noisy. There's nothing wrong with them but you will need to turn off volume when in stand by. I knew this going into this purchase. I am replacing the ibanez PU with DiMarzio PU found on the higher end models. DP276F PANDEMONIUM neckDP175SBK# TRUE VELVET midDP277F PANDIMONIUM bridge The jiva jr is basically the same guitar as jiva x . the only difference I can find is in the finish and the pick ups. By adding the Dimarzio PU you get a hybrid that compares to the high end jiva.I'm defiantly a shredder so I like that the neck gets thinner towards the bridge for ultimate playability. I have found the 5 PU positions allow for a diverse tone and shape. It sounds good in multiple genres you done have to be a metalhead to enjoy this guitar

This guitar can be used in multiple genres.

The volume and the wammy are in a weird spot but that's a learning curb I can overcome.

Ease of Use
Very playable smooth fast action. Great sound. Stock pick ups are noisy consider a 3rd party pick up if it bothers you. The overall sound is very nice. read more

The construction is flawless much to my surprise for and Indonesian made. No complaints.

I think the price is right.

Manufacturer Support

The Wow Factor
I needed a guitar that has a tremelo system with passive pick ups. It fits the bill.

Musical Background:
Guitar 36 years

Musical Style:
Metal blues funk rock
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