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Steve Vai


Steve Vai is a three time Grammy Award-winning American guitarist, songwriter and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his professional career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappa's band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. The guitarist began a solo career in 1983 and has released 8 of his own solo albums since. Apart from his work with Frank Zappa, Vai has also recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, and Whitesnake. Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour which began in 1996. In 1999 Vai started his own record label, Favored Nations, intending to showcase, as Vai describes, "...artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments."

Steve Vai's guitars

Ibanez Jem Guitars

His main Jem's live have "evo" and "flo" written on them.  


JEM7RB - dot inlays, Root Beer, American Basswood body (production 1988,1989)

JEM7PBK - disappearing pyramid inlays, Pearl Black, American Basswood body (production 1989,1990)

JEM7VWH - vine inlay, White, Alder body (production 1993–present)

JEM7BSB - screw head inlays, Burnt Stained Blue, American Basswood body (production 1996 - 1998)

JEM7DBK - screw head inlays, Black with texture, American Basswood body (production 1999 - 2004)

JEM7VSBL - Blue vine inlay, Sparkle Blue, Alder body (production 2002 - 2004)

JEM7EAFX - fixed bridge, vine inlay, Black, American Basswood body (production 2009)

JEMVLWH - vine inlay, White, Alder body (production 2009) Lefthand model of the JEM7VWH


JEM77FP - vine inlay, Flower Pattern, American Basswood body (years of production 1988 - 2003)

JEM77BFP - vine inlay, Blue Flower Pattern, American Basswood body (production 1991 - 1994)

JEM77GMC - vine inlay, Green Multi Color, American Basswood body (production 1992 - 1993)

JEM77PMC - disappearing pyramid inlay, Purple Multi Color, American Basswood body (production 1992 - 1993)

JEM77BRMR - dot inlay, Black Rock Mirror, American Basswood body (production 2005 - 2006)

JEM77VBK - vine inlay, Black, American Basswood body (production 2007–present)

JEM77FP2 - vine inlay, Flower Pattern 2, American Basswood body (2010-present)

Jem777 (none of these are in production anymore)

Jem 555

Jem 505

Jem Anniversary Guitars:





visit for more in depth info on all of his Jem's!

steve vai's effects and pedals

- Ibanez Jemini Dual Pedal

- Fractal Audio AXE-FX Ultra (started using in 2010)

- Boss DS-1 (Keeley modded)

- Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-9 (Keeley modded)

- Morley Bad Horsie

- Morley Little Alligator Volume Pedal

- Digitech Whammy

- MXR Phase 90

- TC Electronics G system

- Peterson Strobostomp Tuner

steve vai's amps

- Carvin Legacy II Steve Vai signature amps

- Bogner Ecstasy amps

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