Steve Vai has changed the way musicians think about what a guitar can really do. His signature Ibanez guitars are no different: iconic, sublime, awe-inspiring, and outrageous. The Ibanez JEM series guitars are trailblazers in a world of imitators – there's nothing like them. These Ibanez electric guitar have been proudly made in Japan since their debut in 1987
The JEM505 Steve Vai guitar has a contoured basswood body and features a 5-piece maple and walnut bolt-on neck with the JEM Prestige neck profile that provides easy access to all registers. A 24-fret maple fretboard offers bright tone and is tastefully adorned with black dot inlays. The Ibanez JEM505 Steve Vai guitar will let you scream or moan with the low-profile Edge bridge and groundbreaking Lion's Claw tremolo cavity that allows pitches to be radically raised or lowered without obstruction. The Ibanez JEM505 guitar also sports Steve Vai's famous Monkey Grip body hole.
The Ibanez JEM505 electric guitar unleashes scorching highs, bone-rattling lows and every bit of tone and nuance in between, with its powerful and perfectly balanced Ibanez Vintage 7 humbucking (neck), Single 1 (middle) single-coil, and Vintage 8 (bridge) humbucking pickups. The Vintage 7 humbucker features a ceramic magnet for a tone and response that is bright and tight – very dynamic for chording and rhythm work. The Ibanez Single 1 is a traditional-sounding, yet high-output single-coil pickup with Alnico V polepieces for even string output. It is designed to work with humbuckers in the split position. The Ibanez Vintage 8 humbucker also has an Alnico magnet and is a warm, articulate lead pickup with enhanced overtones. It yields good harmonics without excessive brightness. Ibanez's split-5 wiring provides incredible tonal versatility. The Ibanez JEM505 guitar comes with a molded hardshell case.
Neck: 5-piece maple/walnut bolt-on
Neck profile: JEM Prestige
Body: basswood body
Frets: 6105 frets
Inlay: black dot inlays
Bridge: Edge with Lion's Claw tremolo cavity
Neck pickup: Ibanez Vintage 7 (humbucker)
Middle pickup: Ibanez Single 1 (single-coil)
Bridge pickup: Ibanez Vintage 8 (humbucker)
Position 1: neck pickup (humbucking)
Position 2: neck split-coil (inside) and middle pickup (humbucking)
Position 3: middle pickup (single-coil
Position 4: bridge split-coil (inside) and middle pickup (humbucking)
Position 5: bridge pickup humbucking
Case: molded JEM 505 with plush red interior
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