Story by Ralph Palumbo
Namm 2021 Ibanez Nita Strauss Signature Guitars
It’s not often we can say we’ve seen a certain musician or band transition from small clubs to arenas. If that is the case, we wear that fact like a badge of honor. I’ve seen Nita play countless clubs around Los Angeles, then low and behold, there she is shredding alongside legendary frontman Alice Cooper across the world.
Her playing skills continue to impress monster players like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Nita’s hurricane-like performance grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. She’s played with Jermaine Jackson, Femme Fatale, Critical Hit, and she is the house guitarist for the Los Angeles Rams.
Nita became the first ever female Signature Artist with Ibanez Guitars in 2018. Her signature guitar, the JIVA, simultaneously launched with a signature set of DiMarzio Pandemonium Pickups. The outstanding success of the JIVA, led to a second, more affordably priced JIVA JR model in 2020.