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The JIVA10 is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez for 2018. It is a Signature guitar of American guitarist Nita Strauss. Strauss is known for her work with the all-female Iron Maiden tribute band The Iron Maidens and as a guitarist for Alice Cooper. It is produced in Indonesia.

The JIVA10 is Strauss's first signature guitar and the first signature guitar Ibanez has produced for a female artist.

The JIVA10 is based on the S series. It features a quilted maple top with multi-binding on a mahogany body bolted to a maple and purpleheart neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and "Beaten Path" EKG-style position markers and luminescent side dots. Components include an Edge Zero II double locking tremolo bridge and DiMarzio pickups with a pair of custom humbuckers (which Strauss describes as a cross between a D-Activator and an Evolution) flanking a True Velvet single-coil.

For 2019 the mahogany body was changed to nyatoh; for 2020 it was again changed, this time to African mahogany.

The JIVAJR is a more affordable version which was introduced for 2020.


Specifications for JIVA10
Year(s) produced: 2018–2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Indonesia
Finish(es): Deep Space Blonde (DSB)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
2018: Mahogany w/ quilted maple top w/ multi-binding
2019: Nyatoh w/ quilted maple top and multi-binding
2020: African mahogany w/ quilted maple top and multi-binding
Neck joint:
Edge Zero II tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
3-piece maple/ purpleheart
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Beaten Path / Luminescent side dots
24 / jumbo
Locking no bar (43mm)
Machine heads:
Ibanez die-cast
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Pandemonium (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Pandemonium (H)
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled top mount)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)


Additional details
HSH 5-way both-splits
Pickup switching
Controls VT5
Controls layout


NAMM 2018 Nita Strauss new signature guitar, the JIVA10 Ibanez Iron Maiden Metal

NAMM 2018 Nita Strauss new signature guitar, the JIVA10 Ibanez Iron Maiden Metal

Nita Strauss Demos DiMarzio's Pandemonium Pickups

Nita Strauss Demos DiMarzio's Pandemonium Pickups


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