The Ibanez JEM77WDP Premium is the latest evolution of Steve Vai’s signature model. Codenamed “Woody” this is the 29th year of the JEM series. The JEM77WDP has an unusual tonewood combination of Mahogany back and Rosewood top, distinctive wooden pickguard & matching headstock, and new DiMarzio Dark Matter pickups with steampunk styled covers…

The other features of the Steve Vai JEM77WDP remain the same – the JEM Wizard Maple/Walnut Premium neck, 24-fret Rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life vine inlays, Steve Vai’s signature Monkey Grip, locking nut and Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge.

The big change for this model are the pickups – two DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 humbuckers (one at the neck, one in the bridge) and a DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 single coil pickup in the middle position. These pickups are specifically EQed to match the earthy, organic aura of the new JEM “Woody”. “The Dark Matter 2™ represents a change in direction for Steve Vai towards a more organic, smoother sound with softer highs and less raw power. The Dark Matter 2™ Bridge Model has a very modern approach that blends clarity and warmth while avoiding both mud and shrillness. It shines with everything from pristine clean to massive overdrive” – DiMarzio.

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  • Body: Mahogany body with Rosewood top
  • Neck type: Wizard 5pc Maple/Walnut neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
  • Scale length: 648mm / 25.5″
  • Nut width: 43mm at NUT
  • Radius: 400mmR
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Tree of Life
  • Frets: 24 Jumbo frets w/Premium fret edge treatment
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ (H) neck pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Middle pickup: DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ (S) middle pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio® Dark Matter 2™ (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
  • Controls: Master volume, Master tone, 5-way pickup blade
  • Bridge: Edge-Zero II tremolo bridge
  • Hardware color: Cosmo black
    • Color: Charcoal Brown
    • Factory tuning: 1E, 2B, 3G, 4D, 5A, 6E
    • String gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042

Country manufactured: Indonesia


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