You’re looking at Rudy Sarzo’s Peavey prototype for the Rudy Sarzo Signature Model bass. This is one of the very first prototypes made for Rudy in the 1980′s and its also one of Rudy’s favorites. It was used on tour with Whitesnake and it comes with the original case with a Whitesnake Japan Tour laminate attached to the case. The bass is also signed by Rudy on the body and the back of the body is taped over. There is no serial number on the bass as it is a prototype. A beautiful and brilliant playing and sounding bass. As you know Rudy is one of the all time great bassists and has played with some of the greatest musicians of all time. A must to own for any bass entusiast or heavy metal fan.
Ed’s very early Peavey Wolfgang prototype. This the 3rd or 4th Wolfgang made by Jim DeCola, the man who designed and built the Wolfgang for Ed. This is the only Wolfgang made in this color. As you can see, it’s a different shade of purple from the production models. This has the matching headstock as well. There is no serial number. Ed played and owned this guitar and this comes with a letter from Ed’s former manager. 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.
Billy’s Ampeg SVP-BSP Pre-amp Prototype. This original working prototype pre-amp was designed by Billy & Ampeg and comes with the original instructions on its set-up taped to the chassis. These pre-amps eventually went into production, and the production run was completely sold out. Comes with a letter and photo from Billy. Please inquire for price.
This is Leslie’s 1986 Gibson Les Paul Jr. that was signed to Leslie by Les Paul. Gibson gave the first of the re-issued line (this guitar) as a gift to Leslie “In honor of all that he did for that model by playing it to death”. Leslie received this guitar while playing with BTO on the Van Halen 5150 tour. Comes with a copy of Jan. 1987 Guitar World magazine that has a full article and photo of Leslie with the guitar.