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The UV7P is a seven string Universe series solid body electric guitar introduced by Ibanez in 1990. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai. It was made in Japan by FujiGen.

The UV7P features an American basswood body bolted to a maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl and abalone disappearing pyramid position markers. Components include white DiMarzio Blaze II pickups mounted in a white pearloid pickguard with a pair of humbuckers flanking a single-coil, a double locking tremolo tremolo bridge, Gotoh tuning machines and white top hat knobs.

The initial UV7P models have an Edge 7 tremolo; these 1990 Universe models are the only guitars on which this tremolo has been offered. From 1991 that was replaced with the new Lo Pro Edge 7.

The UV7 is a similar model with a black finish and pickguard and green dot fretboard inlays. The UV77 is a similar model with a swirl finish and three color disappearing pyramid inlays.

The UV7P was discontinued after 1993 in all markets except Japan where it continued to be available through 1995.


Specifications for UV7P
Year(s) produced: 1990–1995
Sold in: Worldwide
Made in: Japan
Finish(es): White (WH)
Body type:
Solid body
Body material:
American basswood
Neck joint:
Cutaway Heel
1990: Edge 7
1991–1995: Lo Pro Edge 7
White pearloid
Knob style:
Plastic top hat (white)
Hardware color:
Cosmo black
Neck type:
Neck material:
1-piece maple
Scale length:
648mm/ 25½"
Fingerboard material:
Fingerboard inlays:
Pearl/ abalone disappearing pyramid
24 / Jim Dunlop #6140
Top-Lok III
Machine heads:
Gotoh SG38
Pickup configuration:
Bridge pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze II (H) white
Middle pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze II Single (S) white
Neck pickup:
DiMarzio Blaze II (H) white
Master volume / master tone / 5-way lever pickup selector


Additional details
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Pickup switching diagram
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Control layout