Ibanez (Japan) / Passion & Warfare 25th Anniversary Limited Edition / 2017 / Guitar

Limited: 77 pieces of each of these three editions have been made available to the public for purchase.

Body: Basswood
Neck wood: Maple/bubinga 5-piece
Scale length: 25.5"
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard: Rosewood
Radius: 16"
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 24
Nut width: 1.89" (48mm)
Pickups: DiMarzio Blaze
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Bridge design: Lo-pro Edge with locking nut
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: Japan

2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Steve Vai's landmark solo album, Passion & Warfare. Critically acclaimed and publicly celebrated for its unique artistic vision and sheer musical muscle, Passion & Warfare, is now considered the milestone that marks the arrival of the 7-string solid body electric guitar.

This 7-string guitar, which Steve dubbed the 'Universe', was showcased prominently on Passion & Warfare, and opened the door for guitarists of every musical background to expand their artistic horizons. Initially adopted by like-minded guitar virtuosos, Steve's vision of a new musical landscape took a turn that perhaps even he hadn't anticipated when, in the hands of Korn and other purveyors of 90's new metal, the 7-string became mandatory equipment for anyone engaging in the genre.

Since that time, Steve, along with countless other 7-string enthusiasts have continued to incorporate the Universe into a myriad of musical settings that have both inspired and challenged the world.


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