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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steve Vai Prototype Jem

Hi, I know the legendary story of how Steve Vai told a couple companies to build him a guitar and he would endorse the one who mad the best guitar. I also know obviously that Ibanez made the best one but cannot find a picture of the guitar Ibanez sent him. I was wondering if anyone has come across a picture and if you could share it.
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

http://www.jemsite.com/jem/origin/index.htm might help
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

according to the ibanez book, the pink and green snakeskin maxxas was the one that hooked steve.



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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

How about this-

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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

I think that was one of the DLR tour guitars, but none the less its one that folks adore, me included
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

Closer to a maxxis. There's a pic in that ibanez book.


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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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What Ibanez book?
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

The Ibanez Bible that came with the 20th Anniversary RG550s.

http://www.amazon.com/Ibanez-Untold-...eywords=ibanez
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-11-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

There is a pic on the above mentioned ibanez book and another on the Japanese Tour Program of the S&R tour. The doble page pic where Steve is sat surrounded by numerous guitars. The Snake Skin Maxxas is behind his left shoulder (it was stolen but maybe returned later because he has the guitar in that pic from 1992-3).

On that image you can also see a custom case for a Flower Pattern guitar with the exact fabrics on the left of the pic.
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

Do you happen to have a picture of that? I can't find it online.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

the one between steve and the doble neck bc rich

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater

an original pic of the axe from the Ibanez USA Facebook page.

enjoy!
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Re: Steve Vai Prototype Jem

Yuck....I would have ran far away from Ibanez if they sent me that guitar! He should have played the guitar Tom Anderson made for him.

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