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Nita Strauss Ibanez JIVA

Nita Strauss Ibanez JIVA Signature model released at last!  ·  Source: Planet Rock/Nita Strauss


Nita Strauss is officially the first ever Ibanez Signature Artist and gets her own model this year at NAMM 2018. Nita took over from Orianthi as lead guitarist for Alice Cooper in 2014 and played in the infamous ‘The Iron Maidens ‘before that.


Ibanez Nita Strauss Signature

Nita’s is one hell of a player and her guitar will have to be something special for her to put her name to it, this woman is related to Johann Strauss on her father’s side, so music flows through her veins!

Deep Space Blonde

She’s been an Ibanez official artist for 10 years, since September 2008 and so this guitar is long overdue. The Ibanez JIVA is a mahogany S Series model with a quilted maple ‘black to blonde’ burst top called Deep Space Blonde and is equipped with an Edge Zero-II bridge and has a cool dark ebony fretboard with a heartbeat for a fret inlay, just like on an ECG machine.

Nita Strauss SIgnature Ibanez JIVA

Nita Strauss SIgnature Ibanez JIVA

Signature Pickups

It is loaded with her own brand new signature humbucking DiMarzio neck and bridge pickups in the neck and bridge position (which DiMarzio are releasing for sale as stand-alone units as well), they are also designed so that the new covers make it impossible for the string to get caught under the pickup edge when playing, so having to stick tape over them like Steve Vai does on his Evo JEM. The middle single coil is a DiMarzio True Velvet single-coil unit.

Ibanez JIVA Nita Strauss signature model 2018

Ibanez JIVA Nita Strauss signature model 2018

10 Years!

I just cannot understand why it has taken 10 years for Ibanez to finally give her a signature guitar model, but I am really glad they have because she rocks!

Make sure you check out Nita’s Facebook video below to see the unveiling of JIVA at the NAMM Show Ibanez stand.

RRP – USD 1999 including Ibanex hard case



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Nita Strauss Ibanez JIVA

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2 responses to “NAMM 2018: Nita Strauss – First female Ibanez Signature Artist!”

    Does anyone know when and where these will be available to the general public? How much is one of those gonna cost us?

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