09 Jan

VaiAcademy 2017

Hey Folks, Steve here. 

Well, the Vai Academy 3.0 this year in Asilomar CA was truly epic. All of the folks that contributed put their best foot forward and raised the bar for all of us. The atmosphere was alive and vibrating with learning, creativity and enthusiasm. 

We all made new friends and connected a lot of dots that will inevitably add to the quality of our musicality and life. 

The guest clinicians, Carlos Alomar, Zakk Wylde and Al DiMeola, all delivered generously, inspirationally and humorously. 

But perhaps my favorite part of the camp was when I had the opportunity to jam with any of the campers that were willing. I enjoyed focusing on them and their musical ideas and watching and listening to how those ideas manifested with the band. 

My deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who attended. We are looking very forward to the next camp that will probably happen around the same time net year (early January). 

All the best to you for 2017 and beyond beyond. 

Steve Vai

 

09 Jan

VaiAcademy 2017

Hey Folks, Steve here.  Well, the Vai Academy 3.0 this year in Asilomar CA was truly epic. All of the folks that contributed put their best foot forward and raised the bar for all of us. The atmosphere was alive and vibrating with learning, creativity and enthusiasm.  We all made new friends and connected a […]

29 Dec

Steve Vai Describes Developing Dark Matter 2 Pickups with DiMarzio

Check out this new video of Steve Vai describing his work with DiMarzio on developing new pickups and straps. By the way, soon we will carry these items in our vai.com webstore!  

25 Dec

Happy Holidays!

Hey Folks; And happiest of holidays to you all.  We just returned from a 103 show Passion and Warfare 25th anniversary tour that spanned Europe and USA.  It was an exceptional life adventure and myself and the band wanted to sincerely thank all of you that attended the shows.  I didn’t realize what an effect […]

 For all upcoming shows, check our tourdates page

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Hey Folks, Steve here.
Well, the Vai Academy 3.0 this year in Asilomar CA was truly epic. All of the folks that contributed put their best foot forward and raised the bar for all of us. The atmosphere was alive and vibrating with learning, creativity and enthusiasm.

We all made new friends and connected a lot of dots that will inevitably add to the quality of our musicality and life.
The guest clinicians, Carlos Alomar, Zakk Wylde and Al Di Meola, all delivered generously, inspirationally and humorously.

But perhaps my favorite part of the camp was when I had the opportunity to jam with any of the campers that were willing. I enjoyed focusing on them and their musical ideas and watching and listening to how those ideas manifested with the band.

My deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who attended. We are looking very forward to the next camp that will probably happen around the same time net year (early January).

All the best to you for 2017 and beyond beyond.

Steve Vai
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Hey Folks, Steve here. 
Well, the Vai Academy 3.0 this year in Asilomar CA was truly epic. All of the folks that contributed put their best foot forward and raised the bar for all of us. The atmosphere was alive and vibrating with learning, creativity and enthusiasm. 

We all made new friends and connected a lot of dots that will inevitably add to the quality of our musicality and life. 
The guest clinicians, Carlos Alomar, Zakk Wylde and Al Di Meola, all delivered generously, inspirationally and humorously. 

But perhaps my favorite part of the camp was when I had the opportunity to jam with any of the campers that were willing. I enjoyed focusing on them and their musical ideas and watching and listening to how those ideas manifested with the band. 

My deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who attended. We are looking very forward to the next camp that will probably happen around the same time net year (early January). 

All the best to you for 2017 and beyond beyond. 

Steve Vai

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Nikos PapaioannouSteve Vai, saw you perform in London about 4 years ago. I remembered you brought your family up on stage and thanked them for their love and support. I've never met you in person but you seem like a truly great person, and truly, a fantastic inspiration and role model for the younger generation. All the best to you and everyone else reading this :).

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Serafin PedrosoHallo Steve Vai long time l'd love to watch your guitar playing and listening to your beautiful vibration...... Sounds so lovely l intend to meet you but its further because Timor Leste is a land called sleeping crocodile...

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Marcel NijsIt sounds like it was a blast Steve. Such a great idea...I would give anything to experience one in the future. A great learning experience and an opportunity to meet you in person. You inspire me through your music, but also through your take on life and your musical journey. Awesome!! Thanks man....

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Andrew BonicaI had a great time and it was a pleasure meeting all the campers and working with all of these amazing musicians! Thank you, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Al Di Meola, Dave, Phillip, Carlos, Doug, Stig, Thomas, and all the other amazing staff for a fantastic week! Rock on! 🤘🏻

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Tiffany NicholsI am SURE I would NEVER actually get a response, but I just have to say that Steve vai... u r and always have been my musical inspiration and go-to.... your music speaks to my heart... thank you for always being there for me....❤

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Justin MurrayThank you to Zakk, Carlos, Al, Chris and especially you Steve for creating a positive atmosphere in which we could all open up and play from the heart!

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Eric CarrilloThanks to you, Carlos, AL, Zakk and everyone involved. Your band and the support staff were amazing. I walked away a new person and have started a new musical journey. Going deeper than the technique. I'll let you know how it goes at the next one.

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Robert Joesph ReesAlright mr. Stevie Guitar vai I know you're a busy man but I sure hope some new Tunes are on the way my brother and I love that guitar that you play I love your music brother you're the best thank you mr. Steve Vai

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Ecan SufianAlthough i'm not greatsArtist n superstar..I try 2 save n colour musicLeadGuitar from extinct..i love musicLeadGuitar..i'm not afraid of height..

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William BissoWow how awsome would have liked to have attended that. I recent lost ring finger and the last joint of my middle finger.im hopeing i will be able to play again.ive enjoyed your playing since flexible.was my first real HEY WTF WAS THAT moment. Best wished to you steve.im hopeing to catch you and joe at the filmore one day. Have a happy new year and keep it up.you joe eddy billy eric are the old men of my generations guitar gods.not unlike clapton.holdsworth.page beck blind willy muddy waters zappa gilmore.carry the torch gentlemen .missing frank much.take care and best wishes

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Brett CastleWhat a great event it was

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William StaffordThose dots, they're called "crochets", the others are quavers. You'll get the hang of it, eventually, Steve.

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Adung Al FathI love it... ROCK its you are... Mr Steve its favourite name.. I wait your performance

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Daniel Molina HenaoI was there 🤘🏻

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Fran L JonesLooks like you hsd a great time Nick Nicholas Hammonds :)

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Colin HaunHey I'm making a movie about a little boy who likes to jerk off to the stuff that kills his family, the motorcycle that ran over his cousins head, the flag that mowed down his cousins, the 44 magnum that decapitated his wife and the God that gave his daughter small pox and laughed at her as she died.Sound familiar Einstein?

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Daniel FowlesWell if you get a chance to read this, please come to Australia ASAP!

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Nicholas Hammondsthanks for a great time everyone, play stay in touch ;)

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Dale WickliffeWas gonna say another CROSS ROADS haha! Looks like the stage setup

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Shaun LinsteadSo i held evo.... it was alright.....

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Street Mani like Steve Vai

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Wade AnesI need to save...I'm going one day.

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James TouchtonI love you steve keep shredding

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Ben SaundersI hope to see you there next year!

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Vladik TkachovSteve come back to calabria !!!

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Steve Vai lent us his #1 axe, EVO, so we could install a Mad Hatter Guitar Products Terminator SVST-HSH kit. He loved the results! Find out more in this video.

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Aleksi VuoleviWow so intriguing to get to peek inside the famous axe! Anyone know what that circuit board multi switch thing is at 3:14? Can it be used to quickly change pickup configuration or something? Also, that ebony/gold/pearl fretboard is absolutely beautiful!

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Mark EvansInteresting to see EVO up close.... I cannot understand how rewiring with the same configuration and having screws instead of solder can change tone?? please can someone explain the science behind this..... The irony for myself is that I preferred Vai's pre Jerm tone! lol

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Tom MannHey Anthony, good to see you man. I had that same catalogue in 94, and much like you i was obsessed with Joe Satriani and my family (including my grandmother) all pooled some money so they could buy me the Js-1000. Ive still got it now and it's scary that ive had that guitar for 22 years.

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Joe KingAw, I hoped to see Steve himself trying the new system. His sound is usually so powerful, so him having said Evo had new lungs... intrigues me so much!

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Josh Steeleway cool! One day I'd love to meet Steve! Been a fan since the DLR days when I first heard him. Amazing guitarist and from all accounts, a more amazing person 👍

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Dennis SørensenMWM - you can now put "By appointment to the King" under your logo. 👍😉

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Dan StadeDoes Steve have more then one EVO ? The one I seen him play in concert had those weird true temperment frets this one does not.

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Brian K. NidaHe has several 7vwh models Evo , Flo , Flo2.... not quite sure if Evo was fitted with the True Temperment frets though,

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Tony TadThanks for this awesome video. I really appreciate the up close parts and the stats.

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Silvia BryanAwesome. Now we know how evo looks under the pick guard 😀

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Indra EthWe can only have the body, shape, color and the name 'Jem 7VWH'. Whatever that goes inside Jem 7VWH stays inside. 🤗

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Steve Sprague Sr.The first time I heard of Steve, was with Frank Zappa. Good ole daze..

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Patrick GerhardsenSo awesome video,I love the way you make them😀 I'm definitely going to get the kit to 2 of my guitars, as a starter😀

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Marty KwasnyI may have a evo jem Michael Donovanand Sherry Tritten. Mine is about a 95 ,6 or 7. Don't have push pull pickups though.

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Robert BoundyWard Purcell check this out, very cool

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Abe CookPretty impressive rendition of "Die To Live" at the end!

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Darryl OgdenThis was a great vid

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Jace RoserEnjoyed the 'outro' as well. Nice.

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Robby KyleAnother item for the wish list.

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Brian K. NidaHeres my 7vwh

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Larry HarrisVery cool vid thanks for sharing!

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Steve Sprague Sr.The one I made is also sick.. 🎼🎤🎶

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Ardy AryanYou're the coolest Steve

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Darren E. CarrollWell done 👍 very cool 😎

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