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From the moment you pick it up, its like that feeling you got when you first started playing, you know when you learnt your first chords and walked past the local music shop with your mouth wide open!
A friend of mine said to me “it’s just a guitar” I don’t agree. The Ibanez jem 7v has such an important story to tell, so much that when I play it, I feel inspired...and when I feel inspired, I play better (at least i think i do!) and that is what’s important. Yes the set up does matter but I honestly feel that when I’m playing the Ibanez jem7v, I recall that feeling I had back in the late 80’s when I used to play air guitar to the theme of crossroads!
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Here you will find all the information you need to know about the Ibanez jem7v
The Ibanez JEM 7V is the signature guitar for the guitarist Steve Vai. This Ibanez jem7has a realy low action!
Here you will find a comprehensive review of the Ibanez jem 7v. I will be putting Steve Vai’s Signature guitar through its paces giving my honest opinion on whether or not it should keep its flagship status.
One of the most iconic guitarists of all time! This guitar has to have the best looking guitar body features.
DiMarzio Evolution Pickups
Steve Vai specifically uses DiMarzio Evolution Pickups with a hum bucker single hum bucker arrangement. The ibanez jem7v has Split-5 wiring.
The tone of the Ibanez jem7v loaded with these high output ceramic pickups is nothing short of spectacular and brings a smile to my face every time I play one!
Ibanez jem7v guitar body
Alder is the choice for the guitar body on the Ibanez Jem 7V. The routing for the tremolo is known on the Ibanez jem7v as the lions claw as it appears to be gouged out by a lion i suppose! There is a good reason why the guitar body has this feature, it allows the tremolo to be pulled back to a great distance allowing some crazy 80’s style playing to be done! The tones of the Ibanez jem7v using this guitar body are warm and yet crisp with moderate sustain. The guitar body on the Ibanez jem7v as you may have noticed has a monkey grip handle carved into it. This was apparently requested by Steve Vai so he could more easily hold the guitar body above his head while playing!
Ibanez jem7v Tremolo
The edge pro tremolo is sunk deeply into the guitar body allowing for a super low action. This is double locking and does not require the ball end of the strings to be cut off allowing quick string change.
The locking bocks on other Floyd rose tremolos tend to fall out during maintenance, but you won’t find that problem with the edge pro as they are anchored in good and proper! If you want a tremolo that can really stay in tune then the Ibanez jem7v is second to none.
Ibanez jem7v Neck
The slim and fast 5 piece prestige Jem neck is made from a combination of maple and walnut. The Ibanez jem 7v is unmistakable with its 24 W/6105 frets allowing easy access to the upper frets. The scale dimensions are 648mm/25.5" with a nut width of 43mm. On the Ibanez jem7v the thickness at fret number 1 is 19mm, fret 12 is 21mm and the thickness of the neck at the last fret is 56mm. A respectable radius of 430 is very apparent! A rosewood fret board is used on the Ibanez jem7v along with Steve Vai’s signature tree of life pearl/abalone vine inlay which always draws attention!
The last 4 frets have been scalloped. If you have never played on an Ibanez Jem7v with scalloped frets or any other guitar for that matter, here is the lowdown. If you have a low action it is generally easier to play legato and sweep pick fast runs but can be slightly more challenging to perform string bends (especially at the higher frets) so the process of scalloping is used on the Ibanez jem7v. Basically the fret board is chiselled away between the frets to allow more room for the fingers to get under the string.
The Ibanez jem7v comes with white guitar body and gold hardware which is absolutely stunning!
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