Ibanez JEM7V Prestige
Ibanez JEM7V Prestige

JEM7V Prestige, ST モデル from Ibanez in the Steve Vai series.

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heads on fire 11/17/2011

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"Fantastic, yet quirky guitar."

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Made in Japan.

Neck Material: 5pc Maple/ Walnut
Neck Type: JEM Prestige
Body: Alder body
Frets: 6105 frets
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Inlay: Pearl/ Abalone Vine inlay
Bridge: Edge bridge
NeckPU: DiMarzio® Evolution® DP158
MiddlePU: DiMarzio® Evolution® DPS1
BridgePU: DiMarzio® Evolution® DP159
HW Color: GD
Finishes: WH


Scale/Length 648mm/25.5"
a: Width at Nut 43mm
b: Width Last Fret 58mm
c: Thickness 1st Fret 18mm
d: Thickness 12th Fret 20mm
Radius 430mm

Bridge Pickup
Name: DiMarzio® Evolution®
Model No: DP159
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Tight, aggressive and louder. Wide range of overtones.

Middle Pickup
Name: DiMarzio® Evolution®
Model No: DPS1
Construction: Single Coil
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Bright, clean tone.

Neck Pickup
Name: DiMarzio® Evolution®
Model No: DP158
Construction: Humbucking
Magnet: Ceramic
Description: Calibrated to DP159, fat punchy and loud. Designed for Steve Vai.


This guitar was made just for Steve Vai, so that he could employ all the crazy guitar gymnastics he knows how to do, yet as easily and efficiently as possible. And to that end, it is a winner. It is fantastically easy to play, with sublime fretwork, neck carve, 4 scalloped frets, tremolo setup, cutaways, and pickup arrangement. It is well balanced, and the Edge tremolo system allows for some extreme bar techniques.


This guitar sounds very driving, bright, crisp, aggressive, tender, singing, smooth, warm, spanky, funky, clear, all at the same time. Basically, it is designed to bring maximum accuracy to the amplifer of exactly what your fingers are doing. Its versatility allows it to succeed in utterly all styles of music, in any type of setting.


The only way this guitar can hold you back is by its appearance. By that, I mean, there are some bands, venues, and audiences that you probably couldn't get away with playing a guitar that looks like this. This model in particular is one of the classier, more generally socially acceptable models, with the nice white body, gold hardware, and vine inlay. But that build-in handle can certainly garner a lot of askance looks from onlookers. If you can get around the monkey grip, the guitar will do everything you ask from it.