BodyShape: Thinline Original Body
Neck: Mahogany Neck
BackSides: Solid Mahogany Back and Sides
Top: Solid Engelmann Spruce Top
Rosette: Original Metal Plate Rosette
Tuners: Gold Grover® Tuners with Brown Pearloid Knobs
Pickup: Fishman® Acoustic Matrix™ Pickup
Electronics: Fishman® Aura® IC Preamp with Steve Vai Original Pre-set Sound
Fretboard: Rosewood Bridge and Fretboard
Saddle: Ivorex II ™ Nut and Saddle
BridgePins: Advantage™ Bridge Pins
Strings: D'Addario® EXP™ Strings
Finishes: Black Pearl High Gloss Finish
This guitar is super cool! Designed by Steve Vai and Ibanez, this has a lot of nice high-end features, quality craftsmanship, and classy cosmetic adornments. The pearloid tuning knobs, vine inlay, and nice binding are all very classy looking, which is surprising, because it could have been a very gaudy look. The I've always been a fan of acoustics with mahogany back and sides, as they tend to allow the subtle details of fingerstyle picking ring out with clarity and balance. This does that, for sure.
The tone of this guitar is unreal. As I mentioned earlier, the fingerstyle playing is very clear. Playing with a pick affords the guitarist to use a huge dynamic range - this guitar will get pretty loud acoustically, but it will also play soft, subtle tones distinctly. Plugged in, the guitar is a veritable chameleon of sonic timbres, with the Fishman Aura being able to get a bunch of different types of sounds. This is great for both live settings and even in a recording studio environment - there is no quacky piezo tones of yesteryear - this sounds like one is changing guitars!
What a breath of fresh air. After years of electric virtuosity, with flashes of acoustic brilliance, I'm glad that Steve Vai had the sense to get his own acoustic model out there with Ibanez, something that had his genius input. His ideas have helped advance electric guitar design, so it is fitting that he is doing it again with the acoustic realm. I'd highly recommend trying to find one of these guitars and trying it out.
Electro-acoustic guitar whose technical characteristics are available everywhere, basically it's wood
The camera system will sound a fishman "image casting" four position that reproduces the characteristics of the 4 guitars more or less thick. very simple to use you change the cursor to find the choice is rather subtle differences do not jump to the eyes, nothing to do with a micro selector on an electric guitar.
volume and tone complete the package.
handle has a round profile, for a nice acoustic gibson without a club, the highs are accessible (I do not use very little)
the cutaway is very aesthetic finish with "sharp". One of the big strengths is its design, the sound is no exception.
it is a sound that wants to go on the front of the stage, solo instrument par excellence in the image of the artist, of course.
I have not been struck by the differences in sound between the four images, they have a slightly different equalization frankly without being distinctive.
position 3 for me.
2 years, I had some input models ranges this is my first serious acoustic.
the preferred side for me is a captivating look, rose metal, gilding, tree of life on the handle, black glitter a must. The sound is very honest, its most important feature is its very thin body really ergonomic I say 6-7 cm.
it suits me perfectly, no plans to change.
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KirKill's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
folk guitar Ibanez Steve Vai Signature, Series Euphoria
solid spruce top
Mahogany body and sides with black pearl color pearl binding, the body is very slim format is super Auditorium
Mahogany neck with pearl binding kind brown / copper inlay + tree of life, stick very close to a power, though slim profile
button and rosewood bridge
Fishman Matrix Acoutic preamp and Fishman Aura IC with 4 preset signed Steve Vai
comes with a Gibson-type flycase
string D'Addario EXP 80/20 12-53
on the other hand it's made in China and not Japan, damage
The sound may seem gross and can miss flat projection had her body slim Ibanez catching the thing by adding the width, it sounds good but I have a small problem
In an amplifier type SR JAM 150 right here on the farm itself immediately it sounds deadly, the preamp with the different setting its really good and I think the pickups are also something we have a wide range of sounds from folk well surgical fat-sounding, very bright in the very mild, we feel that is the master of the guitar for me it's in an amp that is best expressed, it is not dry as the slap which ...
the strengths of this guitar is its playability, the neck is flawless and the body we saw the finesse is very nearly perfect balance, the finish is nickel, aesthetically it is simply beautiful, from the sound in an amp this is a killer, it can also play without but suddenly it's not like the slap on amp, but it still sounds good compared to my old Ibanez Masa SX72 folk, it has nothing to do .. . I also test a Gibson Chet Atkins and a Yamaha APX 1000 and 1200, for my taste it lacked character of an amp ... I wanted to base a model EA22 Wahsburn folk Nuno, the test was a very slim body with a highway as a handle for once since it is not found, the EP10 is the best alternative in this category she can not beat the APX are far behind, you can go with your eyes closed