The JEM7V, also known as the JEM7V WH (White), is a JEM series solid body electric guitar model introduced by Ibanez in 1993. It is a signature model of American guitarist Steve Vai.
The JEM7V features an alder body, DiMarzio pickups, a double locking tremolo and pearl and abalone vine fingerboard inlays. A thin basswood veneer is applied to the top and back of the body to prevent the finish from settling into the alder and preventing the alder grain from appearing through the finish. It is part of Ibanez' high-end handcrafted-in-Japan Prestige line.
The JEM7V has gone through several specification changes: the Lo-Pro Edge tremolo was replaced with the new Edge Pro in 2003; in 2004 the ebony fingerboard was replaced with a more generic rosewood one; finally in 2005 the JEM7V got a five-ply neck like most Japanese-made Ibanez guitars.
From 2002 until 2004 the JEM7V was also available with a sparkle blue finish as the JEM7V SBL.
For 2010 the tremolo is replaced again, this time by the original Edge tremolo. The Edge was introduced in 1986 and has been used for various JEM models, but it is the first time it is featured on the JEM7V. Starting in 2013 the carbon fiber Ultralite tremolo arm was included.
A seven-string version, the JEM7V7, was introduced in 2013.