• Ibanez UV77 electric guitar
    Ibanez UV77 (1990)


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1990 to 1993

The IBANEZ UV77 was a 7-string Universe electric guitar made from 1990 until 1993 as part of the Ibanez Steve Vai Signature series. In the first year of production it had an Edge-7 tremolo, which was changed to a Lo-Pro Edge 7 in 1991.  It had no monkey-grip like the JEM models. This model featued on the front of the Passion and Warfare album. The production UV77MCs were swirled first in Japan. Steve Vai had agreed to only allow the guitars to be produced if they were swirled at the same place his prototypes were: About Time Designs. After a brief period, the UV77MC Japanese Swirls were aborted in favor of the ATD-Swirled ones. The ATD swirled models were done at the ATD factory by Darren Johansen on Long Island N.Y.

Ibanez reissued the UV77 in 2010 to mark the 20th anniversary of the model. Only 100 of the reissued UV77RE guitars were made.

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Controls materialgreen controls
Controls shapetop hat controls
Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls5-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelDiMarzio Blaze II pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 single coil and 2 humbucker pickups


Finish colorsmulti-color finish
Finish effectsswirl finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings7 strings
Scale length25.5 inches scale-length


Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialclear pickguard


BridgeIbanez Edge tremolo, Lo Pro Edge 7 tremolo
Hardware colorblack chrome hardware


Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdisappearing pyramid fingerboard position markers


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.89 inches wide at nut
Number of frets24 fret
Tuner layoutseven-in-a-row tuners

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