Steve Vai's taste in guitars has always been eclectic.
Just look at his most recent Ibanez signature model, the PIA. For those who like to say that the industry's giants, your Fenders and Gibsons, just keep rehashing the same old designs from the 50s, there's your guitar!
Vai's enormous personal collection of guitars also reflects that same taste for the unusual, with everything from 30-fret Guilds to colorful guitars with enough necks to make even Rick Nielsen jealous.
Luckily for us mortals, Vai opened up his vault of instruments – which he's lovingly named "The Harmony Hut" – to Reverb awhile back. In the video above, Vai takes viewers through The Harmony Hut, picking out some of his personal favorites – which include some of the most truly outrageous guitars you will ever see.
Even better, the video intersperses archival footage of Vai playing the guitars, many of which Vai still frequently uses onstage and in the studio to this day.
For more videos from Reverb, stop by the company's YouTube channel.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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