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When Steve Vai teamed up with Ibanez in 1987 to create the original JEM, it became an instant classic. Now, Ibanez brings you the JEMJR, infusing the legendary model with modern playability and tone at an affordable price. The JEMJR's meranti mahogany body provides full, balanced tone with singing sustain. A bolt on Wizard III maple neck offers a slim, fast profile for blistering leads and complex chords. The jatoba fingerboard features Vai's iconic "Tree of Life" inlay for a touch of mojo.

Quantum Power for Aggressive Playing

The JEMJR harnesses a trio of hard charging Ibanez Quantum pickups. A Quantum humbucker at the bridge delivers tight, high output tone for aggressive rhythm and leads. The single-coil Quantum in the middle adds quack and cut, while a neck humbucker provides warm, rounded tone for complex chords and solos. A 5-way switch lets you access a variety of tones from subtle to savage.

Double Locking Tremolo for Extreme Stability

The JEMJR features Ibanez's rock solid double locking tremolo bridge for extreme tuning stability under heavy whammy bar use. Once the strings are locked at the nut and bridge, you'll experience minimal detuning even with the most extreme tremolo techniques. Combined with the locking tuners, this system keeps the JEMJR in tune through the most punishing gig.

Ergonomic Handle and Claw for Comfort

Like the original JEM, the JEMJR features Vai's famous "monkey grip" handle, providing a comfortable way to maneuver the guitar. It also sports the JEM's distinctive "lion's claw" tremolo cavity, allowing easy access to the tremolo arm. These ergonomic touches make the JEMJR a pleasure to play during even the longest gigs.

Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar Black
Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar Black
Ibanez JEMJR Steve Vai Signature Electric Guitar Black

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  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck in a Wizard III profile
  • Jatoba fingerboard with a Tree of Life inlay
  • Quantum humbuckers at the bridge and neck and Quantum single coil at the middle

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  • Body type: Double cutaway
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Neck shape: Wizard III
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Material: Jatoba
  • Radius: 15.75"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Tree of Life
  • Configuration: HSH
  • Neck: Proprietary humbucker
  • Middle: Proprietary single coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Double-locking tremolo
  • Tuning machines:
  • Color: Black
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Orientation: Right-handed

collapse expand iconWarranty

Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.

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