NAMM 2020: Ibanez unveils its spectacular new Steve Vai signature model - and it's not a JEM

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NAMM 2020: In a move that could be described as saving the best until last, Ibanez has launched its latest collaboration with Steve Vai, the Paradise In Art.

An ornate, avant-garde S-style that looks very much like a more evolutionary advanced JEM, the Paradise In Art (PIA) has a solid alder body, a five-piece maple and walnut neck, with a rosewood fretboard emblazoned with multi-colored blossom inlay.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.