New Ibanez Vai Signatures

The World´s Greatest Living Guitarist™ Steve Vai has been busy of late. Not only has he been working on an intriguing ‘orchestra project´ he´s also been setting a task or two for his homeboys at Ibanez Hoshino.

As reported in Guitarist, production on the new 1990 reissue of the Ibanez Universe has begun, and he´s also launched the JEM Floral Pattern 2, which has just been unveiled at Frankfurt 2010.

The new Ibanez JEM Floral Pattern 2

The original JEM77FP. Wonder if Mrs Vai still misses her curtains...

Details are sketchy for those of us stuck in Blighty, but if it´s anything like the original Floral JEMs, it´ll be a doozy of a guitar.

The Universe UV77RE 1990. Yum...

In the meantime here´s a great video, hosted by Mr Vai, outlining the best bits of the Universe UV77RE 1990

And what does a Universe sound like? Here's Vai 'doing the do' at Donington in 1990 with Da Snake...

Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Guitarist magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.