The signature model of high-profile metal guitarist Nita Strauss, the Ibanez JIVA10 is sleek, aggressive, and built for speed. At the JIVA10's core is the combination of nyatoh topped with quilted maple. A maple/purpleheart neck and smooth ebony fingerboard complete this axe's flawless tonewood recipe. You can expect effortless playability, thanks to a 3-piece Nitro Wizard neck and Prestige fret-edge treatment. And you'll pummel your amp into submission with a multitude of aggressive tones, by way of a versatile HSH configuration of DiMarzio pickups. Complete with an Edge-Zero II tremolo and an eye-catching Beaten Path EKG-style fingerboard inlay, the JIVA10 is a serious sonic weapon.
The JIVA10's 3-piece maple/purpleheart neck features Ibanez's Nitro Wizard neck profile, which yields effortless access to this guitar's entire range. The feel of this neck is enhanced by Ibanez's Prestige fret-edge treatment, which rounds the fret ends more precisely than hand filing, supplying you with maximum playing comfort and long-term playability. Beyond that, the neck is capped with a luxurious bound ebony fingerboard, providing you with unbelievably smooth fretting.
There's no denying the massive range of tone the JIVA10's trio of DiMarzio pickups provides — a pair of custom Pandemonium humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions and a True Velvet single-coil in between, which offers up clean, punchy highs and mids. "I wanted my humbuckers to be as if an Evolution and a D Activator had a baby," Nita told Guitar World. "And that’s exactly what the Pandemoniums are – thick, tight lows; punchy, open mids; crisp, smooth highs; plus great sustain and harmonics." Guitarists here at Guitar World love this ultra-flexible pickup configuration.
The Ibanez JIVA10's Edge-Zero II tremolo gives you the fast response and snap you need to pull off sharp bends and vibrato. 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 players. If you're looking for a guitar that can stand up to long, aggressive playing sessions without losing its tuning, you're going to love the JIVA10.