Steve Vai is a guitar player’s guitar player. You want layered, symphonic intricacy? There’s Vai. You want shred? There’s Vai, too. Tasteful, melodic majesty? Absolutely. On his own, as a band member and studio guest, he’s vaulted to the upper strata of the six-(and seven-) string pantheon. With a combination of hard rock abandon and virtuosic precision, this Playlist celebrates a career-spanning 14 tracks.