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The Ibanez JEM-EVO LTD Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar recreates Steve Vai’s most beloved instrument down to the last detail and delivers iconic tone that has been an industry standard for decades. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today.
The Ibanez JEM-EVO commemorates Steve Vai’s 25 year association with his beloved trademark instrument. His EVO guitar has been around the world several times and has the battle scars to prove it. Ibanez has recreated every last detail of this iconic guitar and is now available to you.
The iconic body style of the JEM-EVO guitar is carved from alder, and features the JEM trademark “mokey grip” cut near the upper horn, along with an aged white finish. Steve Vai prefers the metal industry standard H-S-H schematic for maximized tonal versatility. The JEM-EVO features DiMarzio Evolution pickups, with a personal touch from Mr. Vai: To preserve the exact specs of Vai’s prized guitar, the neck pickup on JEM-EVO is actually one normally mounted in the bridge position. To fit the polarity, it is mounted upside down. The humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions feature ceramic magnets that reproduce more harmonic overtones than conventional humbucking pickups. The single coil pickup in the middle delivers a more traditional tone. The simplified controls include a master volume, master tone, and a 5-way switch providing endless tonal variations and slabs of explosive tone.
The Ibanez JEM-EVO also gives you an ultra-thin fast-playing maple neck, carved to Mr. Vai’s exacting specs. Steve Vai has always been partial to slim neck profiles that maximize ease of playability and enable him to play at blazing velocity. The 24-fret JEM neck boasts an extremely flat 15.74” radius, and a rosewood fretboard adorned with Steve Vai’s “Tree of Life” inlay.
The Edge tremolo system makes tuning easier and faster as well as providing stable tuning that will withstand long performances, all while maintaining smooth tremolo playing. Loss of tuning is kept to a minimum, even through aggressive dive-bomb licks or when a string breaks. Other features include a tremolo cavity plate fastened to the body with Velcro, gaffer’s tape on the sides of the neck pickup to prevent the strings from getting caught underneath the pickup, all to capture the exact vibe of Vai’s guitar. There have been 100 of these instruments produced, each signed and numbered by Steve Vai himself. Finishing touches on this classic include a specially reproduced chrome leather DiMarzio ClipLock strap, a Certificate of Authenticity with Steve’s signature, and protected in a road-worthy hardshell flight case.
Order your Ibanez JEM-EVO LTD Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and take advantage of our fast, free shipping.
JEM-EVO LTD Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar with Hardshell Case
The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.