Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature - White

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Rosewood Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - White
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Value-packed Steve Vai Signature

Steve Vai's signature guitars have become almost as iconic as the player himself, and now that mojo is more attainable than ever with the Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature solidbody electric guitar. From the acrylic vine inlay to the instantly-recognizable "monkey grip" handle, there's no doubt where the JEMJR Steve Vai Signature came from. For tonal tenacity, you get two Quantum humbuckers and one Quantum single-coil pickup complete with five-way switching. Factor in the double-locking tremolo bridge, and the Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature is ready to wail.

Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Effortless playability, with the fastest-playing neck in the business
  • Powerful tone from Quantum pickups
  • Whammy with confidence
Effortless playability, with the fastest-playing neck in the business

One of Ibanez's fastest necks to date, the Wizard III neck on the JEMJR Steve Vai Signature guitar is an absolute pleasure to play. This slim and super-comfortable neck lets you pull off lighting-fast runs and arpeggios with ease, but still gives you the substance you need for grabbing chords when you need to. From the first time you put your hands on the JEMJR's Wizard III neck, you'll know you've got a guitar that was built with performance in mind.

Powerful tone from Quantum pickups

Ask any guitarist at Sweetwater to describe Ibanez's Quantum pickups in just a few words, and "articulate" and "hot" will probably be near the top of the list. You've got the tonal aggression you need for hard rock and lead lines, with a defined sound that helps individual notes ring through. Especially if you juggle rhythm and lead guitar roles, you should have the sonic flexibility you need with the Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature guitar.

Whammy with confidence

The JEMJR Steve Vai Signature packs Ibanez's standard double-locking bridge, which helps you maintain your tuning stability even after heavy pitch bends. Guitarists at Sweetwater know that a whammy bar is only fun when your guitar stays in tune, and a double-locking bridge goes a long way towards achieving that goal.

Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature Features:
  • Value-packed version of Steve Vai's iconic signature guitar
  • Two Quantum humbuckers and one Quantum single-coil give you a wide tonal range
  • Acrylic vine inlay for iconic JEM style
  • Wizard III neck for ultra-fast playability
  • Standard double-locking bridge for solid tuning and intonation
There's no mistaking the Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape JEM
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Urethane
Color White
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Wizard III
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic Vine
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.693"
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Double-locking Bridge
Tuners Cosmo Black
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Quantum Humbucker
Middle Pickup Quantum Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Quantum Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 5-way pickup selector
Manufacturer Part Number JEMJRWH

Customer Reviews

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Ibanez JEM Jr

I own several ibanez guitars I've got six,seven and a couple if eight strings one if which is a fan fret job I got my latest Ibanez JEM Jr Steve Vai model with vine inlay on the neck today and totally love it,plays really fast with ease the double locking tremolo unit stays in tune no matter how far you push the boundaries the pick ups sound decent and its nice and light you hardly notice it hanging off the strap! I would recommend this model to anyone I'm pretty fussy but this this just flawed me for its value so if you're thinking about getting one don't hesitate just go for it you won't be disappointed!
Music background: Guitarist for 30yrs

Solid Performer. Worth every cent!

As previously mentioned by other reviewers, this particular addition to the Jem series is basically an RG450DX with all the signature cues that have made Vai's guitars immediately recognizable the world over. The Bear Claw tremolo relief, the Monkey Grip handle, and of course, the Tree of Life inlays are all faithfully recreated. I was pleasantly surprised that, in person, the didn't seem to make the guitar feel cheap or tacky, the whole package comes together nicely. The Quantum pickups are pretty solid for the money, to me they're quite reminiscent of another set of Vai-designed p'ups, the DiMarzio Evolution. The tremolo is a pretty standard, run-of-the-mill double locking affair, but handles multi-step upward bends smoothly, and with ease. All and all, it's definitely a guitar that punches above it's weight. You won't be disappointed if you're looking for a solidly-built, well-playing mid-level RG on a budget. Oh, and let's not forget: having it already set up and run through the 55-point inspection before reaching me so it was ready to plug in and jam out straight out of the box? Icing on the cake.
Music background: Guitarist

Great Guitar

I went back and forth on buying this guitar. In the end, I'm glad I did. It really surprised me. The thing to keep in mind is that this guitar is spec'd closer to the RG standard series than to the big boy Jems. It is the exact same spec as the current RG450. For an extra hundred you are getting all of the cool features that make it look like a its big brothers (Tree of Life, Lion Claw, Monkey Grip, output jack placement). The first thing I did was completely strip it down. I wanted to inspect the overall quality of the body, neck and components then rebuild it and give it an awesome setup. I was very satisfied with what I found. The neck was amazing. That really surprised me. The tree of life inlay looks great. My rosewood fret board was nice and dark. The frets ends were well dressed. A few needed proper leveling, but what new guitar doesn't. I had heard some complaints about the tuners, but mine are smooth as glass. The trem is holding up well so far. I have been bombing the hell out of it. It has not gone out of tune yet (stretch those strings before locking everything down). The pickups are okay. They are certainly an upgrade from the Infinity pickups Ibanez had been using in the standard RG line. Sound is a very subjective thing and everyone has an opinion. If you are a new player, there is no need to rush out and change them. You could rock these pickups for a long time. The only negative was the output jack cavity. There were some rough spots that were just painted over. Kind of like painting over sawdust. That was sloppy. I know it's recessed in a cavity and no one would ever see it, but I could not let it go. I was able to smooth it out and touch up with Testors 1145 (near perfect match). The rest of the paint was flawless. Overall I'm very satisfied. It plays really great! I see a lot of new guitars and this is on par with other in its price range if not better.
Music background: Shredi Knight

What a Jem

well I just picked up a jem jr yesterday,and what a guitar it is. I have owned two jems and this one is right up there with them no word of a lie. the neck is a wizard iii but on mine it feels thinner than the wiz iii. the next surprise was the quantum pickups they are really good,plenty of harmonics and they scream with distortion. the trem stays in tune just fine.so it goes to prove these jem jrs are worth more money. I suggest grabbing one asap you wont be disappointed.
Music background: 30 year guitar player.

Great guitar

Love the guitar the pickups are great the guitar has a nice feel to it no buzzing at all on the guitar love the way it plugs in on an angle that's great
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