The Universe, as Steve dubbed it, was showcased prominently on Passion & Warfare, and opened the door for guitarists of every musical background to expand their artistic horizons. 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the release of Steve Vai’s landmark solo album, Passion & Warfare. Critically acclaimed and publicly celebrated for its unique artistic vision and sheer musical muscle, Passion & Warfare is now considered the milestone that marks the arrival of the 7-string solid body electric guitar.
Ibanez Steve Vai Limited Edition Electric Guitar with Case Features
- Maple UV neck
- American Basswood body
- Rosewood fretboard
- DiMarzio Blaze pickups
- Ultralite Tremolo Arm included
- Hard shell case included
- Certificate of Authenticity included
Initially adopted by likeminded guitar virtuoso, Steve’s vision of a new musical landscape took a turn that perhaps even he hadn’t anticipated when, in the hands of Korn and other purveyors of 90’s new metal, the 7-string became mandatory equipment for anyone engaging in the genre.
Since that time, Steve, along with countless other 7-string enthusiasts have continued to incorporate the Universe into a myriad of musical settings that have both inspired and challenged the world.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Passion & Warfare, Steve Vai and Ibanez are proud to offer three very special limited edition guitars. Using the same colorful swirled patterning associated with the original Universe, we here present “Passion” & “Warfare.” These hand crafted guitars draw on the color schemes present in the original album artwork, depicting the ravages of a war-torn hell juxtaposed against a nirvana-like state of passion for life and for love.
The third in this series of celebratory editions looks to the traditional role silver plays in observance of a 25th anniversary, marrying it with a design reminiscent of Steve’s custom 7-string, used when touring with Whitesnake, immediately following the release of Passion & Warfare.