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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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My local music shop has just sold "PIA"

Well, I went into Mansons music in Exeter, UK, to try out a JSX head, and what was hanging on the wall? Steve Vai's Jem VWH called Pia that he played at the Grammys with Nelly Furtado, still with the piezo's in and looking in pretty good shape. It's sold already, and they wouldn't say how much for, although they had received an offer of 10,000 (about $19,000US). I wonder if they'd have let me have a go if it hadn't already been sold...........
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When he bought it he probably already had a buyer in mind
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People here are way more skeptic and even though PIA was one of a kind AND the $/ is almost 2/1 - I'd eat my hat if this guitar brought more than 5000.
Just look at e*b*a*y UK for a month and you'll see that guitars don't bring up premiums here.
They do go for more than in the US, sure but still at around 1/2 to 2/3 of their price new.
Also who would buy PIA and leave the store with her hanging on the shop floor???
I know I wouldn't.

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PIA has been available in the USA for a few months but ...mmmhhh... can't remember exactly where... sounds familiar to me!!
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I was just wondering...did Vai build the guitar himself? It seemed like it according to the description on Rich's site. sorry if this is a dumb question -o-
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Also who would buy PIA and leave the store with her hanging on the shop floor???
I know I wouldn't.

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Like I said, one call to a well oiled collector he probably had in mind when he bought it......
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I was just wondering...did Vai build the guitar himself? It seemed like it according to the description on Rich's site. sorry if this is a dumb question -o-
I'm not sure how you concluded that, I wasn't even sure if it was factory converted or LACS.
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"THE piezo JEM and the only one I'm aware Steve has had built. If you watched....."

oops. has HAD built. My bad -o-
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