Weight: 7.21 lbs
The Ibanez Jem is a tried and trusted Steve Vai signature that has been around for ages, and that's because it's never lost its popularity. They have great shred necks and really comfortable bodies to use live. Combine that with a super low-action because of the fretboard radius and you could take on Mr. Vai himself in a guitar battle!
This Jem has a few cool upgrades that make it different from other Jems like the Dimarzio Dark Matter 2 pickups and classy-looking wooden pickguard.
Dimarzio Dark Matter 2 Pickups
The Dark Matter 2 pickups were designed closely with Steve Vai. They are still high-gain pickups that will give you squealing pinched harmonics and smooth legato but without any sharp top-end frequencies. Dimarzio have rounded off the top-end to ensure that you get an earthy, organic guitar sound that has a lot of punch.
These pickups work equally well for rhythm and lead work making the guitar incredibly versatile. You'd have to be to take on any kind of shred genre.
The Wizard neck is what Ibanez are known for. It has a flat radius to make shredding super-easy but still feels really comfortable in the hand. It's thinner than a vintage neck, but will allow you to pull off any crazy guitar antics.
Here's what Ibanez say
Smooth, fast & comfortable, the JEM Maple/Walnut Premium neck.
Tree of Life Inlay
One of JEM's most recognizable features: Steve Vai's signature monkey grip. Crank your amp up, grab that baby and hold on for dear life.
DiMarzio Dark Matter 2™ Pickups
Steve Vai's Signature JEM77WDP is equipped with the amazing DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ pickups in all positions.
Scale : 648mm/25.5"
a : Width 43mm at NUT
b : Width 58mm at 24F
c : Thickness 18mm at 1F
d : Thickness 20mm at 12F
Radius : 400mmR
neck type Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
body Rosewood top/Mahogany body
fretboard Rosewood fretboard w/Tree of Life inlay
fret Jumbo frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
bridge Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
neck pickup DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
middle pickup DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ (S) middle pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
bridge pickup DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
factory tuning 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
string gauge .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
hardware color Cosmo black