Born of the combined vision of Steve Vai and Ibanez, the revolutionary JEM continues to be one of Ibanez' leading models. JEM's are loaded with Steve Vai's choice of DiMarzio pickups - the 7V features 2 Evolution humbuckers and a DiMarzio Custom single coil in the middle. The JEM7V is built with a contoured alder body, an Edge Pro tremolo bridge and a 24-fret JEM Prestige neck with 6105 frets (rosewood fingerboard). This White model even has gold hardware!
The debut of the Steve Vai's JEM in 1987 and the introduction of his Universe 7-string changed everything. It's impossible think of any one person who has done more for the evolution of Ibanez guitars than Steve Vai.
JEM Series Features
- Contoured basswood or alder bodies with 24-fret Prestige JEM neck provides easy access to all registers.
- Deep routed tremolo cavities allow pitches to be lowered or raised.
- Vai's choice of specific DiMarzio pickups for each model, combined with Ibanez Split-5 wiring, provide incredible tonal versatility.
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.
Rosewood offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.
A few words about Ibanez…
Without a doubt Ibanez is one of the world’s foremost guitar manufacturers. The Modern Era of Ibanez guitars began in 1957 and since then they have enjoyed incredible success. They continue to experiment with edgy designs and finishes but have never lost track of their roots. Their amazing Artcore line of hollowbodies are some of the most sought after guitars in the world and their RG line is a must have for rock and metal fans alike. And don’t discount their bass guitars, cherished by musicians the world over. This is a company that can do it all. Straight ahead rock models, elegant hollow bodies and everything in between. They even have a nice line of pedals and accessories that pros and amateurs have grown to love. Find out for yourself why some performers won’t play anything else but Ibanez.