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Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar White 

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Overview
  • JEM Prestige neck
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
Description & Specs
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    $3,999.99
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    - $1,000.00
  • Your Price:
    $2,99999

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A formidable array of technical features specified by Steve Vai.

The Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar is a top-of-the-line 6-string solidbody capable of exploring the most extreme sonic territories at any speed. The 5-piece maple/walnut neck is super-smooth for easy riffing and incredibly strong and stable with a lead-friendly thin and flat profile. A 25-1/2" scale and bolt-on neck joint get you lots of bass and treble response with a quick, precise attack. A 43mm nut provides comfortable string spacing and 24 jumbo frets deliver greater range while the recessed tremolo provides right-hand playing comfort and allows notes to be radically raised as well as lowered. The alder body produces clear, full-bodied vintage tone that serves all your needs from chunky rhythms to searing leads. A trio of screaming DiMarzio Evolution pickups (humbuckers at the neck and bridge with a custom single-coil in the mid position), coupled with Split-5 wiring give you all the tonal diversity you crave. And of course, there's Vai's signature Monkey Grip on the bass-side body wing. Includes case.

Alder body
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 fingerboard
Rosewood offers a strong, bright sound and an attractive appearance with a long grain.

DiMarzio Evolution humbuckers
The Evolution neck and bridge humbuckers are the result of 2 years of research to come up with the right sound for a very demanding player and his axe: Steve Vai and his Ibanez JEMs. Both pickups are designed for maximum impact and power. The neck pickup is fat, punchy and loud. The bridge pickup is tight, aggressive and louder. Both pickups have a patented dual-resonance configuration to reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbuckers. The Evolution pickups were originally designed with live gigs in mind, but they have so much presence and definition that they're great recording pickups, too; they slice right through even the densest mix.

Features
  • JEM Prestige neck
  • 5-piece maple/walnut neck
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Alder body
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Recessed Edge Pro bridge/tremolo
  • DiMarzio Evolution neck humbucker
  • DiMarzio Evolution middle single-coil
  • DiMarzio Evolution bridge humbucker
  • Vine fretboard inlay
  • Gold hardware
  • 43mm nut width
  • Includes case

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IbanezJEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 124 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Guitar I've ever played

    This is an astounding guitar. I've owned one for a few years now and just decided to review it now. This instrument does cost an arm and a leg to own but it is...Read complete review

    This is an astounding guitar. I've owned one for a few years now and just decided to review it now. This instrument does cost an arm and a leg to own but it is definitely worth every penny. It is better than any guitar that I have played that is more expensive than it. My only complaint would be that one of the saddles broke around a year and a half ago, and a replacement piece was quite a task to find, seeing as they started putting a different bridge on the JEM7V the year after I bought it. This guitar has been very versatile to me over the time I have owned it, playing at some points Jazz music and at others Metal, two complete polar opposites; doing both well. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone looking at buying a more pricey instrument.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Bought 2 of them

    I bought one of these and the quality was lacking. The edges of the frets were not filed properly and the top E string would get caught everytime I played. I returned the first...Read complete review

    I bought one of these and the quality was lacking. The edges of the frets were not filed properly and the top E string would get caught everytime I played. I returned the first one for a different one (same model) and the frets buzzed. Otherwise a beautiful-looking guitar. People couldn't help but stare as they walked by and saw it in the red plush case. The vine inlays are nice-looking but they are made of plastic.

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    5.0

    Absolutely Amazing Guitar

    By jcizek1975

    from Santa Rosa, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

      I own a Gibson Les Paul Buckethead Signature Series, 76 Strat, 89 Charvel Model 5, and Ibanez JEM 7vwh.

      Of all my guitars, this is the one I play the most (followed closely by the Les Paul). The JEM 7v just feels good in your hands. There is something about the design that makes playing it seem much easier than any of my other guitars. The tone that is produced through the DiMarzio Evolution pickups is right on par with the excellence expected from this guitar.

      About the only negative thing I can say about this guitar is this: If you buy this guitar and have a low end amp, you will immediately be tempted to spend every penny you have to get an amp that can match the capabilities of the guitar!

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      5.0

      worth every penny

      By mojo

      from york, pa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Neck Is Perfect
      • Solid Electronics
      • Tonal Range Is Fantastic

      Cons

      • Still Cant Play Like Vai

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

      one of my favorite guitars, it's worth the money

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By Point Blank Rage.

      from Seattle,WA

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Light
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • No Con
      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Shred

      Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

      I've always dreamth of having this guitar.And now, I finally have it.This is truly a JEM of a guitar.Dimarzio pick-ups,Gold hardware,design to shred or rythm guitar, it can do both.I can't put it down.It just a beautiful of a guitar.It's an Iconic guitar.Save and own one.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Guitar I've ever played

      By JoelEaston

      from Ontario, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Craftsmanship
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Aesthetics
      • Great Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Probably Anything

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        This is an astounding guitar. I've owned one for a few years now and just decided to review it now. This instrument does cost an arm and a leg to own but it is definitely worth every penny. It is better than any guitar that I have played that is more expensive than it. My only complaint would be that one of the saddles broke around a year and a half ago, and a replacement piece was quite a task to find, seeing as they started putting a different bridge on the JEM7V the year after I bought it. This guitar has been very versatile to me over the time I have owned it, playing at some points Jazz music and at others Metal, two complete polar opposites; doing both well. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone looking at buying a more pricey instrument.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!!

        By JPalmer

        from Waldorf, MD

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Pure Butter
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues
        • Whatever You Can Think Of

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        I've wanted this guitar for years and wasn't disappointed at all when it arrived.

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        4.0

        Good Guitar

        By guitardogsemperfi

        from Iwakuni Japan, or Littleton CO

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Very Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        This is a very good guitar, it is very fun to play, and it sounds incredible. However aside from the great looks, and the improved electronics, I have played my RG-450 side by side with the JEM and I have to say that the RG may still have the JEM on playability. I'm not sure if I'm just not used to the JEM yet, even though i've been playing it for a few months, I just feel free'r on the RG. I think I might sell this guitar back and use the refund to beef up the RG's electronics... I've had my RG for about 15 years and it may not look like much, but it is a workhorse!

        Back to the JEM, if you've got the money to spend and you want a great looking/sounding guitar with little to no room for improvement right out of the box, I would strongly recommend this guitar. If you are on a budget, I would recommend looking at some of Ibanez's cheaper models that are in the same family, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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        (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best guitar I have ever owned

        By Kevin Vaught

        from Kentucky

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        Overall this is the best guitar I have ever played and until someone comes up with something better, well........

        If you want a great playing, great sounding, FANTASTIC looking ax, then look no further.
        This is my 3rd Jem 7(sold one and had one stolen at a gig ). I own 28 guitars right now which include a gibson gold top reissue, 2 custom shop strats, a John Surh rear route, a couple of Epiphones, and a few off brand frankenstien project guitars not to mention my Martin and Taylor acoustics. The Jem 7 blows them all away. Great tone, great playability, very hot output from the EVO pickups, and the looks of the white on gold have no other rivals anywhere. I've been an active playing guitarist for over 34 years playi ng any thing from country to heavy metal and this guitar can do it all(I only wish I had had one of these back in 1978 ).

        I've read some of the reviews about the price of the guitar. I really can't see how anyone can say that this fantastic guitar is too pricey when Gibson is selling their guitars for almost double the price of the Jem 7. As I stated earlier I own a Les Paul and paid a lot for it but in my opinion the Jem is the better guitar in all respects. You get what you pay for and this guitar is well worth any price!!! I highly recommend this ax to anyone who has a discerning eye for beauty, a good ear for excellent tone, and the chops to realize what a great player this guitar is.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Expensive but worth it !!!

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        had it for close to three years...and is the best guitar I ever own...playability...weight...great axe. Used to have a Fender American deluxe telecaster and a SG 61 reissue...and comparing to them in all ways ....its a 5 stars!!!

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        (4 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Buyer beware!

        By Razor777

        from Dallas, TX

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        First off, this instrument is WAY over-priced! For the same amount of money, you could have a Suhr Modern, which would be far superior to this instrument. The quality just isn't there for what you pay. I've played one of these models extensively and I was very disappointed with it. The craftsmanship, fit and finish, tone, etc just could not compare with my Suhr Modern for similar cost. If you buy this model, you will have made a grave mistake that will haunt you.

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        (3 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Better than NOTHING!

        By WkFFTFY_v

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Ibanez JEM7V Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar:

        I bought that guitar like a 2 weeks ago, and i opened 3 days ago, and i saw the guitar was used. The pickguard came with scratches. The strings appear just a little bit old. So, i didnt complain it because i hate to return the guitar and take another one, much time. But i really paid the price for the new one, and i have 1 used like a new...

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