Designed in collaboration with Steve Vai, the Ibanez Steve Vai PIA3761 is a sonically versatile, high-performance solidbody electric guitar. It features a balanced-sounding alder body – the tonal basis for some of the most enduring pieces of contemporary music. Enjoy super-fast playability, courtesy of a 5-piece PIA neck with Ibanez’s Prestige fret end treatment, while DiMarzio UtoPIA pickups deliver maximum impact and power. An Edge tremolo supplies twisting, bending, and dive-bombing with reliable intonation. The PIA3761 boasts Steve Vai’s trademark appointments, including a redesigned Monkey Grip and eye-catching PIA Blossom fingerboard inlay.
Effortless playability with the fastest-playing neck in the business
One of Ibanez’s fastest necks to date, the 5-piece PIA neck on the Steve Vai PIA3761 is an absolute pleasure to play. This slim and super-comfortable neck lets you pull off lightning-fast runs and arpeggios with ease, but it still gives you the substance you need for grabbing chords when you need to. What’s more, the PIA3761 has received Ibanez’s Prestige fret-end treatment. This essentially rounds off the edges of the frets, making the PIA3761’s fretboard feel even more fluid. From the first time you put your hands on the PIA3761’s PIA neck, you’ll know you’ve got a guitar that was built with performance in mind.
A trio of DiMarzio UtoPIA pickups gives you massive tonal range
The HSH configuration has been a longtime favorite among tone seekers, and this preference led to the trio of killer UtoPIA pickups loaded in the Steve Vai PIA3761. The neck position humbucker is voiced for warmer, richer tone, while the bridge humbucker is a brilliant lead pickup: vibrant yet snarling with an enhanced midrange output when you push it. In between, you get a high-output single-coil that serves up traditional spank ‘n’ sparkle on its own and plays nice with the humbuckers in blade positions two and four. If you’re after maximum tonal tenacity, then the PIA3761 will give your amplifier what you need.
Edge tremolo for precise tuning stability
The Steve Vai PIA3761’s Edge tremolo was designed by Ibanez to give you the fast tremolo response and snap you need to pull off sharp bends and flutters. The extreme stability of this knife-edge-style trem’s stud lock function is also one of the many reasons it’s a favorite among many of today’s top shredders. And thanks to the Lion’s Claw tremolo cavity, you can bend notes to radical extremes and back again with incredible precision.
PIA Blossom inlay
The newly designed PIA Blossom inlay is gorgeous, prominent, and elegantly imparts Steve Vai’s trademark style and artistic vision.
Exclusively designed for the PIA, the new Petal Grip offers a balanced, contemporary design aesthetic. It’s also meant to symbolize unity, companionship, and interpersonal bonds.
DiMarzio UtoPIA pickups
Based on Steve’s latest tonal preferences, DiMarzio UtoPIA pickups are voiced for smoother highs, more scooped mids, and more pronounced low-end. The pickups incorporate beautiful aesthetics and design elements meant to complement the cosmetic features of the guitar.
The Edge tremolo bridge and groundbreaking Lion’s Claw tremolo cavity allow for rapidly increasing and lowering pitch with dramatic range and an intense voice.
Magnetic Tremolo Cavity Plate
The tremolo cavity plate is held in place magnetically, allowing for quick removal and reinstallation when changing strings or adjusting the tremolo system.
- Neck type: PIA5pc Maple/Walnut
- Top/back/body: Alder body
- Fretboard: Rosewood fretboardPIA Blossom inlay
- Fret: Jumbo Stainless Steel fretsPrestige fret edge treatment
- Number of frets: 24
- Bridge: Edge tremolo bridge
- String space: 10.8mm
- Neck pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (H) neck pickupPassive/Ceramic
- Middle pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (S) middle pickupPassive/Alnico
- Bridge pickup: DiMarzio UtoPIA (H) bridge pickupPassive/Ceramic
- Factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
- Strings: D’Addario EXL120
- String gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
- Nut: Locking nut
- Hardware color: Gold
- Scale : 648mm/25.5″
- Width: 43mm at NUT
- Width: 58mm at 24F
- Thickness: 18mm at 1F
- Thickness: 20mm at 12F
- Radius: 430mmR