Steven "Steve" Siro Vai, born June 6 1960, is a famous guitarist and composer. He is famed for his incredible technique and extremely fast shredding.
1990s and 2000s
Vai has also had a successful solo career spanning over 20 years.
* Flex-Able (1984) * Flex-Able Leftovers (1984) * Passion and Warfare (1990) * Sex & Religion (1993) * Alien Love Secrets (1995) * Fire Garden (1996) * The Ultra Zone (1999) * The 7th Song (2000) * Alive in an Ultra World (2001 ) * The Elusive Light and Sound, volume 1 (2002) * The Infinite Steve Vai: An Anthology (2003) * Real Illusions: Reflections (2005) * Sound Theories (2007)
Vai helped design and uses his signature Ibanez JEM series of guitars. They feature a hand grip cut into the top of the body, a humbucker-single coil-humbucker DiMarzio pickup, Ibanez's Edge locking tremolo system, as well as an elaborate and extensive "Vine of Life" inlay down the neck.
His current amp is his signature model from Carvin, called Legacy.
He also owns a custom-made triple-neck guitar. The top neck is a 12-string guitar, the middle is a 6-string, and the bottom is a 6-string fretless guitar with a Fernandes Sustainer pickup.
Vai is famous for his extremely fast shredding and unique sound. His technique is regarded as one of the best ever. He can shred at amazing speeds yet keep it very clean.