As astounding now as it was when it came out, Steve Vai's Universe cuts no corners on tone or looks. Abalone disappearing-pyramid fret marker inlays; a mirror pickguard; Vai's "Light without Heat" pyr... Read More
As astounding now as it was when it came out, Steve Vai's Universe cuts no corners on tone or looks. Abalone disappearing-pyramid fret marker inlays; a mirror pickguard; Vai's "Light without Heat" pyramid logo below the bridge; plus full body, neck, and head binding provide staggeringly fabulous looks. A double-locking Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge 7 recessed trem lets you dip and soar with flawless intonation. DiMarzio Blaze humbuckers at the neck and bridge provide chunky rhythm and dense lead tones while a Blaze single coil in the middle provides brighter, edgier highlights. Basswood body and quartersawn maple neck. 24 fat frets times seven strings on the rosewood board adds up to a Universe of freedom for your fingers.
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I couldn't wait to plug it in and play it. The tone is fantastic as well as the components - The Edge II tremelo is responsive and the arm doesn't swing all over the place. I like to use this guitar to warm up - The neck is a little bigger due to the 7th string..I love this guitar. Certainly worth the value...and I have 5 other Ibanez guitars.
Wonderful tonal versatility. I use this guitar as my primary studio guitar. Extremly comfortable neck and light body. Double locking trem takes the abuse, I've never had any problems with the Lo-Pro Edge 7 recessed trem. Yeah, there are other seven strings out there...But, this one is well above par! I put my other guitars away because this can do just about anything. No joke. I was never a big fan of Dimarzio pickups until I picked this guitar up. Spend the money folks, you won't be dissapointed! You get all of what you pay for!
7 string perfection. This guitar was the last of my numerous tries to find the ultimate 7 string. All the 7 strings I played in the past always had some comprimise I couldn't deal with. Finally I played the Universe and I couldn't be happier. I purchased one the same day and haven't looked back since. I highly recomend this guitar to anyone wanting a great 7 string.
I've been looking for a nice 7-string guitar for a long time now, and been around to play many before deciding which to go with. The majority of good 7-strings have come from Ibanez, and this is no exception. Without splurging money for the top of the line, this is one of the best you can get. The mirror-chrome finish is a stylish asset, and may be hit or miss with you, but the sound is incredibly good with just the stock hardware. The bottom end isn't muddied out even when down-tuned to A, and the bridge crunch is still heavy. The neck position through a clean channel is also surprisingly beautiful and not too thick. This is a great guitar if you aren't looking to spend $1500+ on a signature or custom made 7-string, and still get a great value and sound.
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