This was custom made for Steve by Grover Jackson and was used during the 80′s while he was with David Lee Roth. This guitar is the one used on the songs “I’m Easy,” “Ladies Nite In Buffalo” and a few things on other recording during that period. It was taken on tour and used a bit on the “Eat ‘Em and Smile” tour. The rear pickup was changed at some point in time. This is one of Steve’s favorite guitars.
This is Steve Vai’s Purple Gavtone custom. This was custom made by Gavin “Gavtone” with the monkey grip into the body. This was used during the 1986 tour with David Lee Roth and is signed by Steve “Eat ‘Em And Smile 1988 Steve Vai”. Comes with photos of Steve with the guitar and a letter from Gavin detailing the history. Please inquire for price.
A one of a kind! Steve Vai’s Little Annie Fanny is one of the most recognizable guitars of Steve’s “Eat ‘Em and Smile” days. This guitar is so named because it is covered with art from Little Annie Fanny comic strips. Steve used this guitar on the Eat ‘Em and Smile tour and is featured in many photos and posters from 1986. Steve designed this guitar and it was one of the first prototypes of the Jem. It features a very early handle grip, a scalloped 22-fret maple neck and Floyd Rose tremolo. Steve signed and wrote the guitars history on the back of the guitar. It comes with 4 photos of Steve signing and holding the guitar in his studio and a large 80′s live shot of Steve playing Little Annie Fanny. Comes with the original case. A very cool and early Vai axe.