NAMM 2015 – New IBANEZ Jems and Premium Universe

I was fascinated to discover from Ken at Ibanez that the Steve Vai Jem is one of the most widely forged instruments in the world, and it’s because it’s such a popular AND expensive instruments. So after many years of warranty claims on counterfeit Jems, they’ve released an entry-level model that just about anybody can afford, monkey grip and all.


They’ve also introduced a Universe model to their Premium line, for Vai fans who dig on the original solid body 7 string. ERG OG.

Enjoy this last of our Ibanez videos from NAMM 2015:

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