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The EP7 is a Euphoria series acoustic/electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2004. It is the flagship acoustic signature model for American guitarist Steve Vai. It was made in South Korea.

The EP7 features a thinline Florentine cutaway body shape with a quilted maple top, back and sides with a low gloss finish. The soundhole is oval with a brass rosette with Vai logos. It has a satin-finished mahogany neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with green pearl Tree of Life vine inlays. Components include an Ivorex II saddle in a rosewood bridge with ebony pins, an Ivorex II nut and satin gold Grover tuning machines. Electronics consist of a B-Band UST pickup connected to a B-Band A5 preamp with a 9V battery and ¼" endpin output.

1500 exemplars was made each one hand signed by Steve Vai.

The EP7 was discontinued after 2005 and replaced by the EP9.


Specifications

Specifications for EP7
Years: 2004–2005
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Korea
Finishes: Resonant Forest Green (RFG)
Body
Body type:
Acoustic
Body shape:
Thinline Euphoria body w/ Florentine cutaway
Top:

  Material: Quilted maple
  Finish: Low Gloss

Back/sides:

  Material: Quilted maple
  Finish: Low Gloss

Soundhole shape:
Oval
Soundhole rosette:
Brass w/ Vai logo
Neck
Neck profile:
Euphoria
Neck material:
Mahogany
Neck finish:
Satin
Fingerboard:
Rosewood
Inlays:
Green pearl Tree of Life
Frets:
24
Nut:
Ivorex II
Machine heads:
Grover
Electronics/ Components
Pickup:
B-Band UST
Preamp:
B-Band A5
Output jack(s):
1/4" endpin
Battery:
9V
Bridge:
Rosewood
Bridge pins:
Ebony
Saddle:
Ivorex II
Hardware color:
Satin gold
Strings (factory):
D'Addario EXP

Images

EP7 case.jpg
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Additional details
EP7 label.jpg
EP7 serial: 0001
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Soundhole
EP7 tuners.jpg
Grover Machine heads
B-Band A5 preamp.jpg
B-Band A5 preamp

Video

Ibanez EP7 ( Review by Essex Recording Studios )


Sources

EP7 AD.jpg
*2005 "Europe Acoustic Guitar Catalog" (pages 10–11) Red copyright sprite.png