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The JIVAX is a solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez for 2020. 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 Japan.

The JIVAX is Strauss's third signature guitar following the JIVA10 & JIVAJR.

The JIVAX is based on the S series. It features a quilted maple top on an African mahogany body bolted to a titanium reinforced maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with binding and "Beaten Path" EKG-style position markers and Luminlay side dots. Components include an Edge Zero double locking tremolo bridge, DiMarzio pickups with a pair of custom Pandemonium humbuckers (which Strauss describes as a cross between a D-Activator and an Evolution) with special black and gray covers flanking a True Velvet single-coil and Gotoh tuning machines.


Specifications for JIVAX
Year(s) produced: 2020
Sold in: Asia & Africa / China / Europe / Japan / North & South America and Oceania / USA
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Transparent Black Burst
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
African mahogany w/ quilted maple top and multi-binding
Neck joint:
Edge Zero tremolo (10.8mm string spacing)
Knob style:
Knurled metal dome
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
5-piece maple w/ KTS titanium rods
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Ebony w/ binding
Fingerboard inlays:
Beaten Path / Luminlay side dots
24 / jumbo
Barless Top-Lok (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Pandemonium black/ gray (H)
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Pandemonium black/ gray (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


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