Ibanez JemJR Steve Vai Signature (HSH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar


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Ibanez JemJR Steve Vai Signature (HSH) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The Ibanez JemJR Steve Vai Signature was featured on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from November 2016 until March 2019.

Ibanez JemJR Overview

First launched in 1987, the Ibanez Steve Vai Signature Jem continues to be one of the most popular and instantly recognizable signature guitars in the world, so much so that it has grown into a line of guitars in itself.

And the JemJR serves as its expansion into the mid-tier, following after the design of the original white Jem, with the same double cutaway mahogany body, monkey grip, lion's claw trem cavity, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard with "tree of life" inlay - only this one uses more cost effective materials and production.

Other features include Ibanez' Wizard III neck shape, double-locking tremolo bridge and Quantum Pickups.

For fans of Steve Vai who are looking for an affordable axe to shred with, then this is a no-brainer. But even if Vai's eclectic playing style is not your choice, and you're looking for a well rounded fast action guitar, then you should check this one out.


  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: White (pictured)
  • Bridge: Double-locking bridge
  • Pickups: Two Quantum Humbuckers and a Quantum Single-coil pickup
  • Neck: Maple (Wizard III shape)
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 15.75”
  • Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 1.693”
  • Controls: 1-volume, 1-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 5-way blade switch
The Ibanez JemJR Steve Vai Signature was on our recommended list until we performed a detailed review of solidbody guitars between $200 and $500 in March 2019. At that time we found there were more highly rated options using both humbucking and single-coil pickups to recommend and you can find them in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.


Check out the demo video below to see and hear the Ibanez JemJR in action:


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