The Ibanez JIVA10 Nita Strauss Signature Guitar in Deep Space Blonde is a breath-taking model befitting such an extraordinary guitarist. Having cut her teeth in many bands throughout the years, it was landing the lead guitarist spot for Alice Cooper that shot Strauss into the musical stratosphere! Now she has the signature model that she's always dreamed of, and we're lucky enough to get a look in too!
Sleek and slender body
The JIVA10 is shaped to a super-slim S series body shape with a deep double-cutaway profile that is immaculately balanced. The streamlined design is understandable considering Strauss' energetic stage performances. The subtle arched top yields to softly bevelled edges for a figure-hugging feel. Built using mahogany for the body paired with a sleek quilted maple top in stunning Deep Space Blonde, the guitar generates a tone that is as enviable as its finish. The hearty mid to low-end power generated by the mahogany is met by a crisp clarity across the highs.
Lightning fast neck design
Joined to the body is a solid three-piece maple/purpleheart neck, which is shaped to the razor thin JIVA profile that is modelled closely on the Nitro Wizard profile. Ibanez know a thing or two about carving lightning fast necks that are super strong, and this is no exception to that tradition. Paired with the neck is a bound ebony fingerboard, which has been treated to the Prestige Fret Edge Treatment to guarantee seamless transitions between frets. The 24 jumbo frets are adorned with Strauss' unique "Beaten Path" fret inlays, which matches that of a heart beat on an electrocardiogram. Along the side of the neck you'll find luminescent dot inlays, which light up in the dark when charged so that you can find your way on the darkest of stages.
Signature DiMarzio pickups
It wouldn't be a signature model if it didn't include signature pickups too, right? A trio of DiMarzios have been fitted that include a True Velvet single-coil in the middle position, which is flanked by Strauss' signature Pandemonium humbuckers in the neck and bridge positions. The Pandemonium’s are designed to maximise tonal range with heavy yet tight lows, flexible open mids, and crystal clear yet searing hot highs. Control over the pickups comes in the form of a master volume knob, a master tone knob, and a five-way pickup selector switch - simple yet highly effective.
The body of the Ibanez JIVA10 Nita Strauss Signature Guitar is equipped with an Edge-Zero II tremolo system, which anchors each string securely to create a seamless connection with the body. The masterfully engineered system with stud lock function and lower profile allows you to dive and wail to your heart's content for impeccable vibrato control. Intonation adjustment can be done with deft precision, and you can rest assured that tuning integrity will remain true throughout every performance. Whether you're hitting the stage or simply rocking out at home, the Ibanez JIVA10 Nita Strauss Signature Guitar lets you do it in style.
Manufacturer Ibanez Model JIVA10 Nita Strauss Signature Guitar Top Material Quilted Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material 3-piece Maple/Purpleheart Fingerboard Material Bound Ebony Number of Strings 6 Neck Profile JIVA Number of Frets 24 Scale Length 25.5-inches Fretboard Radius 400mm Fretboard Inlays Beaten Path Bridge Edge-Zero II Tremolo Pickups Neck: DiMarzio Pandemonium (H)
Middle: DiMarzio True Velvet (S)
Bridge: DiMarzio Pandemonium (H)
Controls Master Volume
5-Way Pickup Selector Switch
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