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The PIA3761 is a PIA series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez for 2020. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai. It is produced in Japan by FujiGen.

This guitar represents a departure from the JEM series, which has been Vai's series of signature six string guitars since its debut in 1987. The PIA (Paradise in Art) continues to use a super-Strat RG style body and the Lion's claw tremolo rout that has always been a feature of the JEM, but it eschews the JEM's monkey grip in favor of a different cutout pattern on the body. Other changes to the body include a deeper rout on the back of the lower horn, more aggressive forearm relief and slightly larger radius roundover on all the edges. Additionally the Tree of Life inlays have been altered somewhat and renamed the PIA blossom. The name of the new series is believed to be inspired by Vai's wife, Pia.

The PIA3761 features an alder body bolted to a maple and walnut neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl and abalone PIA blossom vine inlays and Luminlay side dots. As with the previous JEM7V, the last four frets are scalloped. Components include new DiMarzio UtoPIA pickups with a pair of humbuckers with decorative covers flanking a single-coil, an Edge double locking tremolo bridge with an UltraLite arm, an angled output jack, Gotoh tuning machines and a magnetic tremolo cavity plate.

Specifications

Specifications for PIA3761
Year(s) produced: 2020
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): Envy Green (EVG) limited model / Panther Pink (PTP) limited model / Sun Dew Gold (SDG) limited model / Stallion White (SLW)
Body
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
Alder
Neck joint:
AANJ
Bridge:
Edge tremolo w/ Ultralite tremolo arm (10.8mm string spacing)
Pickguard:
3-ply: white pearloid/ black/ white
Knob style:
Dome
Hardware color:
Gold
Neck
Neck type:
PIA
Neck material:
5-piece maple/ walnut
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Rosewood
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone PIA blossom
Luminlay side dots
Frets:
24 / jumbo stainless steel (Prestige edge treatment)
Nut:
Top-Lok III (43mm)
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG381 (non locking)
Electronics/ Strings
Pickup configuration:
HSH
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio UtoPIA bridge (H) passive/ ceramic
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio UtoPIA mid (S) passive/ alnico
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio UtoPIA neck (H) passive/ ceramic
Controls:
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector / push-pull high pass filter on volume
Output jack:
¼" stereo barrel (angled side mount)
String gauge (factory):
.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042 (D'Addario EXL120)
Factory tuning:
1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E (E Std.)

Images

Additional finishes/ details
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Envy Green
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Panther Pink
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Sun Dew Gold
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout

Video

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Ibanez PIA3761 Electric Guitar featuring Lee Wrathe

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