Ibanez is releasing a “reproduction” of Vai’s infamous Evo Jem guitar in all it’s current glory. I’m not into relic’d guitars really, they are cool to look at but something about them just seems fake. If I am going to get a beat up guitar, I will buy a beat up guitar, or just use and abuse the ones I have until they look beat up.
I’m sure they will have no problem selling 100 of these though, even at the $10k price tag.
100 guitars will be produced in the Sugi Custom shop, each signed with ‘Steve Vai – 1 of 100′ by Steve himself.
Each guitar will be spec’d and relic’d as close as possible to the Vai’s personal Evo in its current state, right down to a simulated crack in the neck joint.
Each guitar will also include a dirty strap stained with Vai’s own sweat and grease.
US list price of $10370.36