I have spotted a Jem that Steve used on Fire Strings project back in 2002. It might be interesting for some of you folks here. I have opened a new thread, because all the others about this guitar are locked and have plenty of dead links from the old phpBB forum (which is no longer accessible for years). Also, I did this for the purpose of better clarity. So if you want to learn anything about Fire Strings guitar, there ya have it!
Jeroen please don't kill me!
So here it is! While watching this "Making of JEM" video, I was completely surprised. When Mace tilted towards the 30th Anniversary Jems, he revealed this very interesting guitar at the back. I thought the guitar was "buried" long ago...
I also thought it would be a good idea to collect some info:
Happy Digging, VaiFans!Mikey wrote: Here's a bit of info on the guitar from Steve himself:
I'll dig it up, and when I do, I'll take a bunch of photos and put them on Vai.com for your viewing pleasure.Ahh,
This was a prototype guitar I was working on with Ibanez. The idea was to create the Ultra Guitar with many features that you would never see on a guitar.
It has a built in tuner, headphone system, and complete FX built into it. Actually it has a Pandora's box built into it! A sustainer; built in wireless system; all sorts of phase switches and a ton of other stuff I can't remember. Two years of work went into this guitar and the plan was to make it a commercial item but the cost would have been very expensive, and as a result we scrapped it. I don't even know where this guitar is right now but it's around here somewhere it's it is Ultra Cooool.