"Some guitars are built for performance, some for aesthetic. These instruments are the best of both worlds... and perhaps the universe!"
The PIA is a new signature guitar coming out of the highly successful collaboration between Steve Vai and Ibanez. The PIA, as Steve explains it, does not replace the GEM, but is essentially an evolution of that guitar. New design features include the PIA blossom inlay, new "Petal" grip, groundbreaking Lion's Claw tremolo cavity, and DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ pickups.
• Newly designed PIA Blossom inlay
• Luminlay side dots
• Scalloped fingerboard on 21-24 Frets
• Ultralite Tremolo Arm™ included
• Petal grip
• Gotoh® machine heads
• Hardshell case included
PIA Blossom inlay
The newly designed PIA Blossom inlay is gorgeous, prominent, and elegantly imparts Steve Vais trademark style and artistic vision.
Exclusively designed for the PIA, the new Petal Grip offers a balanced, contemporary design aesthetic. Its also meant to symbolize unity, companionship, and interpersonal bonds.
DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ pickups
Based on Steve's latest tonal preferences, DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ pickups are voiced for smoother highs, more scooped mids, and more pronounced low-end. The pickups incorporate beautiful aesthetics and design elements meant to complement the cosmetic features of the guitar.
The Edge tremolo bridge and groundbreaking Lion's Claw tremolo cavity allow for rapidly increasing and lowering pitch with dramatic range and an intense voice.
Magnetic Tremolo Cavity Plate
The tremolo cavity plate is held in place magnetically, allowing for quick removal and reinstallation when changing strings or adjusting the tremolo system.
neck type: PIA / 5pc Maple/Walnut
top/back/body: Alder body
fretboard: Rosewood fretboard / PIA Blossom inlay
fret: Jumbo Stainless Steel frets / Prestige fret edge treatment
number of frets: 24
bridge: Edge tremolo bridge
string space: 10.8mm
neck pickup: DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ (H) neck pickup / Passive/Ceramic
middle pickup: DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ (S) middle pickup / Passive/Alnico
bridge pickup: DiMarzio® UtoPIA™ (H) bridge pickup / Passive/Ceramic
factory tuning: 1E,2B,3G,4D,5A,6E
strings: D'Addario® EXL120
string gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042
nut: Locking nut
hardware colour: Gold
Available colours: Stallion White, Envy Green, Panther Pink, Sun Dew Gold