The Ibanez Steve Vai JEM JR is available in two neon colours – the JEMJRSP-YE in yellow, and the JEMJRSP-PK in pink – in finishes reminiscent of the original ‘80s guitars. Classic features of the originals are also retained, including a rosewood fretboard with Tree of Life inlay, and Vai’s signature Monkey Grip handle.
To allow for such an affordable version, the new JEM JR models are missing Steve Vai’s signature DiMarzio pickups, and an EDGE tremolo system. Instead, a set of Ibanez Quantum Neck and Bridge Humbucker pickups are included, along with a Quantum single-coil mid pickup, and a Standard Ibanez Double Locking Tremolo System for the bridge. The JEM JR also features a mahogany body, Wizard Maple neck, and hardware in Cosmo Black.
Ibanez are distributed in Australia via Australis Music.