Vai-tal Gear: Melcor GME-20 EQ on Ebay

Today the Ebay auction for the two Melcor GME-20 EQ’s is up on Ebay and will run for the next 10 days.
Here’s your chance to get your hands on some unique Steve Vai owned equipment, directly from his studio.

Each month we are putting up an item on Ebay.  Check out the information page here.

You can see previously sold items on our archive page. 


Bid on a private guitar lesson with Steve Vai

Bid on a private guitar lesson with Steve Vai at his studio in Los Angeles! Winner will also receive a guitar signed by Steve! The proceeds will go to The Fur & Feather Animal Sanctuary in Benefit of the Rock Against MS Foundation. Click the link below for more information and to place your bid. Good luck!


Bo’s back!!

Great news everyone: Bo, Steve’s mirrored JEM that went missing this past weekend, has been found left in the bushes at the gate on Steve’s property. We do not have any more details on how it got there and will perhaps forever remain a mystery. The entire Vai camp is grateful for all the amazing outpouring of support we have seen regarding this issue over the last week.


Steve’s Ibanez Jem “BO” Stolen

Steve Vai’s guitar “Bo” was stolen earlier today. It’s a mirror Ibanez JEM with blue LED’s, a Sustainer system, and a red laser built into the headstock/neck. The forearm contour is also cracked/distressed a bit.  If you hear something or think you’ve seen it, please contact us. Thanks.

. Bo’s serial # F0006311 Here are some physical traits unique to Bo:

-Bo has blue LED fret dots and a red laser in the headstock tip. They are turned on by an on/off switch and powered by battery.

-Bo has deep scratches on the armrest area, and the mirrored surface shows wear.

-Bo is equipped with a Fernandes Sustainer FSK-401 system, with an extra sustainer control knob and sustainer control switches.

-The mirror pickguard has been cracked noticeably around the volume knob.

-The guitar is a LACS model with an Ibanez Lo Pro Edge tremolo- all production BRMR Jems had the Edge Pro tremolo.

-Bo’s neck was broken in 2013 behind the nut, and was repaired by Ibanez. The neck is super thin with a “skunk stripe” walnut strip, while all production BRMR Jem necks were of a 5 piece design.

-The guitar has a piece of green Gaff tape on the side of the left arm rest with its name “Bo” written on it in marker.

-Bo has a prototype Ibanez UTA whammy bar made of aluminum.

-The pickups have black gaff tape on them to keep the strings from getting caught.

-Bo is equipped with an Ibanez Backstop device, located in the tremolo cavity of the guitar



Big BOSS Giveaway – Autographed DD-7

Win a BOSS DD-7 Digital Delay autographed by Steve Vai plus $1,000 in BOSS gear! Enter Now through Dec. 13th:



Eddie Trunk Interview Podcast with Vai about T-Mac Benefit

Eddie Trunk interviews Steve Vai about this Saturday’s A Benefit Concert for Tony MacAlpine, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles.

Tickets are selling fast!

There are also  a limited amount of tickets available at a special rate through GoldStar: and Groupon:


In honor of this coming Saturday’s Benefit for Tony MacAlpine Concert in Los Angeles, Steve has named, donated and signed a very special Ibanez JEM that will be auctioned on site. Click this link  to read the story of “T-Mac” (#48), a beautiful instrument. Be sure to check out all the other fine instruments and items on the Tony MacAlpine Benefit Concert Website

A very limited number of tickets to the Tony MacAlpine Benefit Concert on Saturday, December 12 at The Wiltern Theater are available here: