EVO IV?

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EVO IV?

#1 Post by Henry2343 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:23 pm

I swear on the cd cover of G3 LIVE in denver, Vai is playing EVO IV?

Does he still have this guitar?

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Re: EVO IV?

#2 Post by ocxcxd » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:22 pm

It's not Evo IV. It's Evo II, which was a lot in motion between 2000-2005, especially at the time when Steve had Evo's crack being fixed. You can distinct Evo II from others by a black pickup selector tip. Watch The Animal from Live at the Astoria and you will know what I am talking about. :wink:

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Re: EVO IV?

#3 Post by Jeroen » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:00 am

There is an Evo III and an Evo IV, the latter he gave away to one Yngwie Malmsteen....

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Re: EVO IV?

#4 Post by ocxcxd » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:03 am

Jeroen,

so Yngwie has two of Steve's guitars, BFG and Evo IV? Where's Evo III?

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#5 Post by Jeroen » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:57 am

Actually, I was wrong. Evo iii was given to Yngwie, and Evo IV is in Steve's collection

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#6 Post by ocxcxd » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Hey Jeroen! So, as far as I can remember, Evo II came in use in late 90's (Fire Garden tour and onwards) and was given to Steve's studio tech/engineer (Charlie Bolis) as it was stated on All About Evo minisite. This means Evo II was not in Steve's posession anymore as of 2003.

Then came Evo III, which I cannot find any photo of. Do you have some to share here? I guess this one was a backup for Evo from 2003-2006?

At this point, I also want to ask you if Yngwie has two Jems, as I have mentioned before. I've watched his studio tour videos, but he only appears to have one Jem (or has another safely stored), the BFG - big fret guitar.

As I look through photos of Steve's guitars and focusing on the color of the pickguard, Evo IV looks to me as if it was built at the time Flo III was.

I know I am too picky and caring about not that important things, but I really want to make this thread useful and worthy with all the info about Evo's "substitutes" and a to make a nice place (reading material) for all the people up here. I already was asking about the same thing years ago, but no answer has come to life. I know Evo has it's own story, but her backups do too! :D

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#7 Post by ocxcxd » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:13 am

I found some material to post here :D

Video of Yngwie showing his guitars - including BFG Jem.

And Evo II, after it's hardware got changed from gold to cosmo black (actually it wasn't, Evo II is Gold and Evo III and IV are Cosmo Black) Look at Thomas with Evo in the background of the second photo! 8)

EDIT: I was wrong, this actually is Evo III! Attached below is also a snap of Evo II during The Animal from Astoria. The name of the guitar is written completely different.

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Re: EVO IV?

#8 Post by Henry2343 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:33 am

Yes, evo IV is in steve's collection.
here it is
http://www.theguitarvaults.com/guitars/ ... 15bcb55666

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#9 Post by Jeroen » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:39 pm

They all have a story, but for many of these backup guitars, the story isn't just that well documented - if at all, so I'd have to rely on whatever tiny bits of info I can find and circumstantial evidence. It's very well possible that Evo III and BFG are the same axe, I don't know, I don't have any reference at all to BFG (and not that much on Evo III either). I could ask Steve but the change he'd know/remember is beyond slim.
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Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:04 pm
I know I am too picky and caring about not that important things, but I really want to make this thread useful and worthy with all the info about Evo's "substitutes" and a to make a nice place (reading material) for all the people up here. I already was asking about the same thing years ago, but no answer has come to life. I know Evo has it's own story, but her backups do too! :D

Warm regards. :wink:

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