January 23, 2005
Ibanez guitars unveiled a new Steve Vai JEM Signature model at the January NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Named "Bad Horsie" after a Steve Vai song of the same name, the guitar features a "Rock Mirror" finish with matching mirror pickguard. The new model also features the signature JEM appointments of a "Monkey Grip" handle carved into the basswood body and a scooped tremolo cavity so pitches can be raised as well as lowered with the tremolo arm.
Bad Horsie joins a long line of variations of Steve Vai's JEM signature models, which were first introduced at the Chicago NAMM show in June 1987.