Steve Vai’s Gear and Guitar Rig

Steve Vai’s gear has shaped the sounds of his amazing talent on the guitar and as a songwriter. Check out some of the gear Steve has used through the years.


  • Ibanez JEM (white “Evo”)
  • Ibanez JEM EM7V (“Flo”, a customized Floral Jem 77FP painted white)
  • Ibanez Ibanez Universe (7 string)
  • Ibanez Euphoria (acoustic)
  • Ibanez Triple neck (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)
  • Ibanez “Mojo” blue LED dot inlays
  • Jackson
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • DeMini electric
  • Jerry Jones coral sitar

More guitars –


  • DiMarzio Evolution, Breed and EVO 2

Guitar Hardware:

  • Ibanez Edge and Lo-Pro Edge double-locking tremolo system
  • True Temperament fretboards


  • Carvin Legacy
  • Marshall
  • Bogner Ecstasy
  • Egnater
  • Carvin F150 power amp
  • Carvin F300
  • VHT Classic power amp


  • modified Boss DS-1
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • Morley Bad Horsie
  • BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble pedal
  • Ibanez Jemini Twin Distortion Pedal
  • TC Electronics G-System
  • Morley Little Alligator Volume pedal
  • Digitech Whammy
  • MXR Phase 90/Phase 100
  • Eventide H3000S Ultra Harmonizer
  • Roland SRV-2000 reverb
  • Digitech DHP-55 harmonizer
  • Digitech Rack Of Wham
  • Sobbat Glow-Vibe chorus
  • Digital Music Corp 8-channel switching system
  • Furman PL-8
  • Peterson R450 stroboscopic tuner

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