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The JEM7VL is a left-handed JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 2009. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai.

The JEM7VL is the first left-handed JEM model since the JEM555L which was available between 1997 and 2000. In terms of specifications, its identical to its right-handed counterpart, the JEM7V. A left-handed version of Joe Satriani's signature JS1200 was also offered in 2009 as the JS1200L.

The JEM7VL features an alder body with basswood veneer bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life vine inlays and scalloped frets above the 21st. Components include a double locking tremolo bridge with a locking nut, DiMarzio Evolution pickups with two humbuckers flanking a single-coil and Gotoh tuning machines.

The initial 2009 version had an Edge Pro tremolo; that version was offered for only one year. In mid-2011 a new version was produced with an original Edge trem; that version was offered through 2012 and then was brought back for a short period in mid-2013. The JEM7VL has been discontinued since 2013.

Specifications

Specifications for JEM7VL
Model name: JEM7VL
Year(s) produced: 2009; 2011–2013
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): WH (White)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder w/ basswood veneer
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
2009: Edge Pro tremolo
2011–2013: Edge tremolo
Pickguard:
White pearloid
Hardware color:
Gold w/ white knobs and pickup covers
Neck
Neck type:
JEM Prestige
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Frets 21–24 scalloped
Fingerboard inlays:
Tree of Life
Frets:
24 / 6105
Nut:
Locking
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution bridge
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution mid
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Evolution neck
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever

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