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NAMM 2020: PRESS CONFERENCE -STEVE VAI PRESENTS IBANEZ ‘PIA” GUITAR

At Winter NAMM 2020 Ibanez presented their new collaboration with guitar great Steve Vai, the gorgeous PIA (Paradise in Art) Steve Vai Signature guitar. The new model features a solid alder body and a five-piece maple and walnut neck, with a rosewood fretboard emblazoned with a multi-coloured blossom inlay. A yin and yang shaped ‘Petal’ grip replaces the ‘Monkey’ grip which is featured on Vai’s original JEM guitar.

Vai spoke about the guitar to gathered media at the House Of Blues Anaheim, where he played a gig later that night. He revealed that while PIA stands for Paradise in Art, it’s also the name of his wife of 40 years. He also told us that Ibanez had no intention of discontinuing the JEM

Ibanez guitars are distributed in Australia by Australis Music Group.

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