Experience The Next Evolution Of Steve Vai - The Ibanez Steve Vai Signature PIA3761 Electric Guitar In Sun Dew Gold
Thirty-three years after the release of one of the most legendary and iconic signature guitars of all time, the Ibanez JEM, Steve Vai and Ibanez have once again collaborated on something completely new, in what Steve has described as "the next evolution of the JEM". After all those years with his trusty JEM guitars at his side, Steve recently felt an urge to design a new guitar that reflected his own personal growth and journey as an artist since the release of the Ibanez JEM in 1987. Steve and Ibanez worked tirelessly over a period of time in order realize Steve's vision; a guitar that can not only capture the same thrill and exhilaration that his JEM guitars have always provided, but also one that adds new elements of aesthetics, design, and function. After an exciting process of research and development, Steve and Ibanez were able to create something that exceeded all expectations, something that Steve has deemed "Paradise in Art". Ibanez is proud to now offer this new guitar, the Ibanez PIA, as the next of evolution of our amazing partnership with Steve Vai. The 'Petal Grip', arguably the most eye-catching feature of the PIA, is something that Steve feels visually represents the bond that two entities can create when in synergy with one another. It is this synergy, and its ability to create a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than its parts, that the Ibanez PIA is born.
PIA Blossom Inlay
The newly designed PIA Blossom inlay is gorgeous, prominent, and elegantly imparts Steve Vai’s trademark style and artistic vision.
Exclusively designed for the PIA, the new Petal Grip offers a balanced, contemporary design aesthetic. It’s also meant to symbolize unity, companionship, and interpersonal bonds.
DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ pickups
Based on Steve's latest tonal preferences, DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ pickups are voiced for smoother highs, more scooped mids, and more pronounced low-end. The pickups incorporate beautiful aesthetics and design elements meant to complement the cosmetic features of the guitar.
The Edge tremolo bridge and groundbreaking Lion's Claw tremolo cavity allow for rapidly increasing and lowering pitch with dramatic range and an intense voice.
Magnetic Tremolo Cavity Plate
The tremolo cavity plate is held in place magnetically, allowing for quick removal and reinstallation when changing strings or adjusting the tremolo system.
- Neck Type: PIA 5pc Maple/Walnut
- Body: Alder body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboard; PIA Blossom inlay
- Fret: Jumbo Stainless Steel frets; Prestige fret edge treatment
- Number of Frets: 24
- Bridge: Edge tremolo bridge
- String Space: 10.8mm
- Neck Pickup: DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ (H) neck pickupPassive/Ceramic
- Middle Pickup: DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ (S) middle pickupPassive/Alnico
- Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ (H) bridge pickupPassive/Ceramic
- Factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- Strings: D'Addario® EXL120
- String Gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
- Nut: Locking nut
- Hardware Color: Gold
- Scale: 648mm/25.5"
- Width: 43mm at NUT
- Width: 58mm at 24F
- Thickness: 18mm at 1F
- Thickness: 20mm at 12F
- Radius: 430mmR
Manufacturer: Ibanez Guitars
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details