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A glorious celebration of a landmark album.
The Universe, as Steve dubbed it, was showcased prominently on Passion & Warfare, and opened the door for guitarists of every musical background to expand their artistic horizons. Initially adopted by like minded guitar virtuosos, Steve’s vision of a new musical landscape took a turn that perhaps even he hadn’t anticipated when, in the hands of Korn and other purveyors of 90’s new metal, the 7-string became mandatory equipment for anyone engaging in the genre.
Since that time, Steve, along with countless other 7-string enthusiasts have continued to incorporate the Universe into a myriad of musical settings that have both inspired and challenged the world.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Passion & Warfare, Steve Vai and Ibanez are proud to offer three very special limited edition guitars.
Using the same colorful swirled patterning associated with the original Universe, they here present “Passion” & “Warfare.” These handcrafted guitars draw on the color schemes present in the original album artwork, depicting the ravages of a war-torn hell juxtaposed against a nirvana-like state of passion for life and for love.
The third in this series of celebratory editions looks to the traditional role silver plays in observance of a 25th anniversary, marrying it with a design reminiscent of Steve’s custom 7-string, used when touring with Whitesnake, immediately following the release of Passion & Warfare.
77 pieces of each of these three editions have been made available to the public for purchase.
Pickup switching system
Position 1: bridge pickup (humbucking)
Position 2: bridge split-coil (inside) and middle pickup (humbucking)
Position 3: middle pickup (single-coil)
Position 4: neck split-coil (inside) and middle single-coil pickup (humbucking)
Position 5: neck pickup humbucking
- Body shape: Double cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Basswood
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: UV77
- Neck wood: Maple/bubinga 5-piece
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Rosewood
- Radius: 16"
- Fret size: Jumbo
- Number of frets: 24
- Inlays: Custom
- Nut width: 1.89" (48mm)
- Configuration: HSH
- Neck: Blaze
- Middle: Blaze
- Bridge: Blaze
- Brand: DiMarzio
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Series
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: None
- Control layout: Master volume, tone
- Pickup switch: 5-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
- Bridge design: Lo-pro Edge with locking nut
- Tailpiece: Not applicable
- Tuning machines: Die-cast
- Color: Black
- Number of strings: 7-string
- Special features: Body graphic
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: Info not available
- Country of origin: Japan
Grab this special guitar while it's still available. Order today.
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
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