Ibanez JEM77 Steve Vai Signature - Blue Floral Pattern

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Blue Floral Pattern
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Art Meets Epic Rock Tone

A premium version of Steve Vai's classic Blue Floral Pattern Jem, the Ibanez JEM 77 PBFP is primed for lead playing. This axe's American basswood body gives you a distinct "out front" sound, that when combined with the euphoric high-gain tone provided by a trio of DiMarzio pickups (a pair of Gravity Storm humbuckers and an Evolution single-coil in an HSH configuration) ensures a dazzling performance every time you strap it on. Complete with an Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge and Cosmo black hardware, the Ibanez JEM 77 PBFP guitar is a great-looking, great-playing tone machine.

Ibanez JEM 77 PBFP Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Built to the performance requirements of Steve Vai
  • Epic rock tone from three DiMarzio pickups
  • Edge Zero II bridge gives you solid performance and stability
Epic rock tone from three DiMarzio pickups

As far as electronics, the JEM 77 PBFP is equipped with two DiMarzio Gravity Storm humbuckers (designed by Steve Vai) in the neck and bridge slots and an Evolution single-coil in the middle. The Gravity Storm pickups are voiced for richness and depth, with exceptionally warm mids and highs. Both will let your tone easily cut through even the densest mix while maintaining a pleasing fatness. Put this guitar through a screamin' amp, and you'll be impressed at what the JEM 77 PBFP can do.

Edge Zero II bridge gives you solid performance and stability

The JEM 77 PBFP's Edge Zero II bridge with Zero Point System was designed by Ibanez to give you the fast vibrato response and snap you need to pull off sharp bends and flutters. The extreme stability of this knife-edge-style trem's stud lock function is also one of the many reasons its a favorite among many of today's top shredders. If you're looking for a guitar that can stand up to long playing sessions without losing its tuning, you're going to adore the Ibanez JEM 77 PBFP.

Built to the performance requirements of Steve Vai

Incredible performance is the reason Steve Vai continues to play his Ibanez signature models on tour and in the studio, and the JEM 77 PBFP doesn't disappoint. The solid basswood body and JEM Premium neck give you sustain that won't quit, and a lively response for excellent note-to-note definition. The JEM 77 PBFP has the rich, warm tone needed for sultry rhythm work, and you can switch to a full-on biting midrange attack for lead work without missing a beat. It's truly musically versatile, just like Steve Vai.

Ibanez JEM 77 PBFP Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Designed in collaboration with Steve Vai for a sonically versatile guitar that performs like a pro
  • Gorgeous Tree of Life inlay on the rosewood fretboard
  • JEM Premium neck plays incredibly fast, perfect for frantic fretwork
  • Dual DiMarzio Gravity Storm humbuckers and a DiMarzio Evolution single-coil for rich, deep, wide-ranging tone
  • Built-in "Monkey Grip" handle - a mainstay on Steve Vai's guitars
The Ibanez JEM 77 PBFP is designed to keep up with the fastest, most aggressive rockers

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape JEM
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Urethane
Color Blue Floral Pattern
Neck Material Maple/Walnut
Neck Shape Wizard 5-piece
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Tree of Life
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.693"
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Edge Zero II
Tuners Cosmo Black
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup DiMarzio Gravity Storm
Middle Pickup DiMarzio Evolution
Bridge Pickup DiMarzio Gravity Storm
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number JEM77PBFP

Customer Reviews

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I love this guitar!

I have wanted a more "metal" guitar for a while. Most of my playing has been split between a Les Paul Standard and a Strat Am. Standard. Both are great guitars, but nothing can do what a floating bridge does other than a floating bridge. I also wanted something with hotter pickups without replacing the pickups I love in my other guitars. In the past I have found the necks on some Ibanez models to have a fingerboard that is way too flat for my tastes, but this neck is terrific. It is unfinished and my hand glides easily over the full range. The neck/body junction is really smooth too (not bulky or blocky). One thing that surprised me about the guitar overall is how light it is though, even compared to the Strat, this Jem is a feather. Having said that, the tone is beefy! All-in-all, this is a great guitar. Fit, finish, playability, tone, balance, everything. If you are considering this guitar, I have to say it is a great one! And as always, buying from my sales guy, Paul, was an awesome experience! He was a huge help with getting the Jem to me quickly. Thanks, Paul!

Incredible guitar for those into Vai tones

I've had this guitar for a little over a month and find it difficult to put down each day once I start playing. Great neck feel - very flat, thin, and wide - and super smooth on backside. Gravity storm pickups are great. I've used the neck pickup for more lead work than with past neck pickups because it can stand on it's own and sounds buttery smooth for legato sounds and melodic phrasing. I like the single coil in middle because when used in combo with the others (in 2 or 4 position) can get some great lighter (thinner) tones. I find the 2 position on selector switch (one away from full neck) to be ideal for playing clean tones that approach an acoustic sound. The bridge pickup is great for rhythm work when looking for distorted bright thick sound while still maintaining "chunk" and separation of notes within chords. Floral pattern on body is very subtle and difficult to see in dark settings or from a distance, but I personally like that. In many settings, comes across as a black guitar with "dark" pickups. I had it slip off a guitar stand and drop a couple of inches onto tile, which easily chipped the paint and finish on a bottom edge corner. I don't know how much that differs from similar guitars though since I haven't had same type of accident. One negative is that it shipped from factory without adjustments on saddles to fine-tune intonation by string (saddles were all even and intonation was off). Once this was fixed, intonation has been great. Some problems with sustain on G string between 15-18th frets, but from what I read online, this isn't unique to this guitar.


I'd like to start by saying , 20 years of playing guitar and this is the most amazing work of art I've held . Paper thin Neck and super low string make it so easy to play . It has the nicest fret job I've ever seen . Perfect mirror finish , and for once the head stock matches the body ! On to the hardware ... 2 Gravity Storm humbuckers give it sustain that rivals the 59 les Paul and pitch harmonics like I've never heard ! Floyd Rose trem. is top notch , bend it down until the strings flop flop flop and release back to perfect tune. The reason I give it 4.5 and a perfect 5 . 1. The evolution single coil a. The volume drop from double to single is very noticeable . b. The evolution single coil is located where my natural rested hand likes to pick , occasionally making contact give a plastic on plastic noise. c. When playing songs that involve a lot sliding I noticed the metal from the frets staining my finger tips. I sent send Ibanez an Email asking what the frets where made from and for over 2 months now I'm still waiting for my reply. Its most likely a type of tin or tin mix . That concerns me that a soft metal like tin will where down way too fast. d. last but not least - The Intonation will not set on my thickest string. Its barley noticeable and only noticeable from the 13-24 fret , but ... It still drives me nuts. I still believe this guitar is one of the best you could buy at any price. Its new so only time will tell how it holds up but if your lucky enough to find one you'll not regret owning one.
Music background: 20 years playing guitar daily , teaching and studing most all types of music

its the 2015 generation by mr vai

the sound by gravity storm pickups is sucks the guitar player, awesome blue flower picture, great combination of the neck & fingerboard until guitar body. I hope the next 2 year, ibanez steve vai series make it a best and affordable quality. I like it a sound, neck, playability, and trem bar system. all the combination this jem blue flower its HEAVY SET. please recomended it for guitar player to the ibanez
Music background: all genres

Eye Candy

Good: 1) This guitar is one of the most beautiful guitars designed that I have seen. 2) Great playability 3) Killer tone 4) Fast neck Bad: 1) Had some issues with intonation and tuning at first but have worked out those issues. 2) I really wish Ibanez would have not put on those cheap looking plastic saucer volume and tone knobs. It really makes the guitar look 'cheap' compared to some other Premium models.
Music background: Enthusiastic Hobbyist into Fusion/Jazz
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Ibanez, Ibanez Solidbody Guitars