Bensalem, PA (September 13, 2016) -- Since 1987 the JEM has developed into an iconic guitar that is immediately identified with the legendary Steve Vai. For 2016 Ibanez is unveiling a new artist signature model that introduces a fresh aesthetic to the Steve Vai collection. As part of the esteemed Premium series, the new JEM77WDPCNL is created for the working pro, and features a stunning rosewood top with a distinctive wood pickguard that matches its headstock and wooden control knobs.

At the core of the JEM77WDPCNL is a Mahogany body, chosen for its rich, full resonance. The recognizable Tree of Life inlay prominently stretches along the contrasting Rosewood fretboard that caps a 5pc Maple/Walnut Wizard neck. Jumbo frets, finished with the Premium Fret Edge treatment, ensure a smooth, comfortable performance. An Edge Zero II tremolo bridge, with its lower profile design, guarantees comfort, and superior tuning stability.

Electronics include two DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 humbucker pickups (one at the neck, one in the bridge) with decorative custom pickup covers, and a DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 single-coil pickup in the middle position, for a wide array of rock tones. A hard shell case is included.


  • 5pc Wizard Maple/Walnut neck w/ KTS titanium rods
  • Rosewood top/ Mahogany body
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • Tree of Life Inlay
  • Jumbo frets
  • Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
  • Pickups: DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 (H) neck pu; DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 (S) mid pu; DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 (H) bridge pu
  • Wood pickguard w/ matching headstock
  • Cosmo black Hardware
  • Hardshell case included

List: $2,266.65

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