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Ibanez UV777 Steve Vai 7-String Jem Electric Guitar

Ibanez UV777 Steve Vai 7-String Jem Electric GuitarBasswood body. Five-piece maple/wenge neck. DiMarzio pickups. Edge Pro 7 bridge.

The debut of the Steve Vai’s JEM in 1987 and the introduction of his Universe 7-string changed everything. It’s impossible to think of any one person who has done more for the evolution of Ibanez guitars than Steve Vai. The contoured basswood body with 24-fret Prestige JEM neck provides easy access to all registers. The deep routed tremolo cavity allows pitches to be lowered or raised. Vai’s choice of specific DiMarzio pickups, combined with Ibanez Split-5 wiring, provide incredible tonal versatility. Steve Vai’s Universe — the guitar that ignited the 7-string revolution — allows almost effortless transition from 6- to 7-string techniques.

Feature:
Includes all the tools you’ll need to change strings, adjust action, and setup. Whammy bar is included, and is very easy to just snap in, and doesn’t come loose. However, recently, Ibanez has had some defective volume pots, which freeze up and refuse to turn. The guitar is made out of a Basswood body, 5 piece maple/winged neck, features the Edge Pro Bridge, and the DiMarzio blaze pickups. Fretted without large frets (Not jumbo.)

Quality:
This is a very awesome guitar. Probably the best 7 string on the market. 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.  Anyone that thinks this guitar is a piece of junk clearly has his head to far up his ass to really see how wonderful an instrument it is.

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.

Value:
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. This thing is also a work of art. The binding, disappearing pyramid inlays, and the all seeing eye below the bridge are a sight to behold, and give the guitar a mystical appearance. You can tell this guitar was built with the intention to stand the test of time.  Check Latest Price.

Sound:
It sounds really great. Dimarzio pickups are awesome. They give off a really good sound for any style of music, and not to muddy or anything.

The Blazes in this guitar are very tight, and back off the midst. Great clean sounds on position 4 with the coil splitting in the neck humbucker. This guitar sounds HUGE. It’ll add more depth to all the six string stuff you already do. The DiMarzio Blaze pickups are GREAT. IMO, they are the best 7 string pickups. Running through amp, it gets the tone who looking for. The sustain is great.

Ease of use:
This guitar has a very smooth on finished neck (very fast), and a comfortable feel at the bridge. Rest that palm with any pitch warbling like many floating bridges can do. Ibanez put a lower bass line on guitar and allows you to play in the lower chord (based on 6-strings ordinary guitars). Pretty great stuff!

Variety of sounds at your fingertips with a HSH pickup configuration, and 5 way toggle. If you are coming from a six to a seven, the transition is very easy with this guitar.

Desirability:
This guitar is the sexiest thing ever. The cosmetics are outstanding on it, and will leave you Gassing for one the minute you see it. Beautiful guitar, but the pearl and stuff just drives the price up. You really don’t need all that stuff.

Overall:
With out all that pearl and stuff it’s still an amazing, beautiful looking and sounding guitar. Extremely satisfied with all  universes. They all play great and are worth their weight in gold.

Features:
UV Prestige neck
5pc. maple/ wenge neck material
Basswood body
24 large frets
Bound rosewood finger board
Edge Pro 7 bridge
DiMarzio Blaze (H neck PU
DiMarzio Blaze (S) mid PU
DiMarzio Blaze (H) bridge PU
Disappearing Pyramid inlay
Chrome hardware

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Ibanez RG7321 7-String Electric Guitar

Ibanez RG7321 7-String Electric GuitarWizard II-7 5pc. maple/walnut neck. Fixed 7 bridge.

Since 1987, the Ibanez RG has been the weapon of choice for visiting sonic mayhem on the metal masses. With the right choice of pickups, flat and fast necks and double-locking trems, the RG has divebombed and crunched its way to classic status. To the RG’s lethal combination of features, RG Prestige models add the comfortable, rounded feel of Prestige neck finishing, drop-dead good looks and top-shelf electronics and hardware.

Feature:
The guitar to use as an introduction to the 7-string family. 5-way pick up switch, tone and volume knobs, so you can get a good variety of sound out of it you could do the work yourself in about 20 min.. It stays in tune pretty good. No tremolo but if you wanted that get a different version be nice if Ibanez put a coil tap on the front pickup for some in and out of phase switching, it has four leads out of it.

Quality:
This guitar is of similar quality to the much more expensive RG1570. Very sturdy, when dropped it on desks, floors…everything. don’t even have a scratch on it yet. Stays in tune really well also. If you are looking to travel with it, there are no worries. It takes a beating and keeps on playing like butter. Built like a rock and doesn’t lose tone. Say its lacking a tremolo as its not suppose to have one. This is how they keep it in the lower price range. A lot of people can say that the B string is muddy, but either a new pickup or a good amp could easily fix that.

Sound:
The stock pickups  sound are powerful but very muddy. No matter it will get a set of Dimarzio’s soon. Stock pickups aren’t too bad. Giving crunch to the low B, and still giving plenty of bright sound for leads. Great guitar to use as an introduction to the 7-string family. Different pick up switch settings but you can think the bridge position sounds best.  
Ease of Use:
Pickups are nice and sensitive. Easy to get great sound form the guitar. Switching out pickups for some dimarzios or something is very easy. It was very easy to switch from 6 string to 7 string. Very playable for beginners as well.

Simplicity is sometimes the best route to take. There’s not a lot to screw up, it’s very user friendly. Plug and play would be a good term. The 24-fret neck plays very easily great action, and unlike some other 7 strings I’ve played with, it’s not hard to reach your hand around. String spacing is nice. No need to change an amp settings or anything.

Value:
Decent guitar for the price. Hands down the best value for a 7-string out there. It’s an extremely good value, especially if you can talk down the retailer. The price it’s set at is about perfect. It keeps some money in your pocket for upgrades and still gives you the luxury of a 7 string. Check Latest Price.

Desirability:
It’s got a sleek black finish and it’s a guitar with a long neck as well Chicks will be all over it. ‘Sexy.’ with horns of the guitar it makes it perfect to play it on stage.

Overall:
This is a wonderful product, very worth the price; in fact, it may be considered a steal. This thing is built like a rock. Great value for a name, brand, and high quality guitar.
Overall this guitar is awesome. The neck is thin, fast, and well balanced!! It comes with some cool features even though it’s just a basic model, and it can easily fit in anyone’s budget!!! Thanks Ibanez.

Technical Info:
Wizard II-7 neck
5pc. maple/walnut neck material
Basswood body
24 jumbo frets
Bound rosewood finger board
Fixed 7 bridge
IBZ AH1-7 (H) neck PU
IBZ AH2-7 (H) bridge PU
Pearl dot inlay
Hardware color: black

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