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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steve Vai's P&W Universe Prototype Guitar

Hey Folks,
Just thought id share this photo of me back when i was 18 (many years ago) with Steve Vai's Universe guitar from the cover of Passion & Warfare, it was also used on the album and later Steve gave it to my friend, Thomas McRocklin (or McLaughlin as he is known now).
Such an amazing guitar and a piece of history.
Im hoping to meet with the guitar again soon, and if so ill post more pics!
Cheers, Nick
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post #2 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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Very Cool!
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Nice pic and welcome to the site.
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post #4 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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I've had 2 UVMC over the years, trying to get a swirl as close as possible to this guitar... but this is the one!! Thanks for the story, I thought Steve still had it... maybe with the right offer I could possibly get my hands on this baby!!
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amazing!
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awsome men!
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insider stuff... pretty awesome, thanks for sharing!
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post #8 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Great pic and great info on the history of it. Steve Vai P&W was one of those break through albums for me when I was younger. I have always been a Vai fan, even during Flexable, and also watching Steve in Crossroads as Jack Butler was cool. Listening to his playing, and that guitar, while he was with Whitesnake kept having me look through the Ibanez catalogs just drooling over the possibility to own one like it. I have had the life sized cardboard poster of the P&W album promo with Steve on it. (I think somebody has one like it for sale around here). Anyway, good info and pic. That's a memory to last a lifetime and to actually be holding it is really groovy!
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post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 01-19-2012, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steve gave the guitar to Thomas many years ago. If you want to make an offer on it feel free to private message me here and i can pass the info on.
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some time ago he asked 25k
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awesome piece of vai history ur awesome ..thank 4 the pic an post
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cool... awesome!!!
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please note- I've bee getting a lot of messages from people wanting to buy this guitar. just so you all know, its not for sale!
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please note- I've bee getting a lot of messages from people wanting to buy this guitar. just so you all know, its not for sale!
LOL...I don't blame them for trying (or you for refusing).

You should have known the offers would fly when you made this thread.....this IS Jemsite.....LOL
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