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Ibanez GIO Mikro Electric Guitar
autographed by Virtuoso Guitarist, Composer & Producer: 

  Steve Vai
 signed at Uptown Theatre Show, Napa, California, October 7, 2012 

100% of the proceeds will benefit Guitars not Guns non-profit music program!
a federally exempt  501 (c)(3) non-profit organization

    Thank You Steve Vai!
10 Day Ebay Auction
Ebay Auction Starts: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
here on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 for link to auction page
NOTICE: End of this Auction Extended to: December 8, 2012
Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappa's band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. He began a solo career in 1983, has released eight solo albums and won three Grammy Awards. He has also recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour which began in 1995. In 1999 Vai started his own record label Favored Nations...Vai began playing guitar in 1973, at the age of 13. In 1974, he took guitar lessons from guitarist Joe Satriani... He was influenced by guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Glen Buxton, and jazz fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth...Steve Vai has been called a guitar virtuoso. His 1990 album Passion and Warfare is often cited by critics and fans alike as among his best works... Vai's playing style has been characterized as quirky and angular, due to his technical ability with the guitar instrument and deep knowledge of music theory... Perhaps his most readily-identifiable stylistic feature is his creative use of the floating vibrato, using it to add melodic lines that sound odd to the ear. His playing can be described as lyrical, as if sung by a human voice...He often uses exotic guitars: he plays both double and triple neck guitars (including a custom-made heart-shaped triple-neck model built by luthier Joe Rolston). Vai is regarded as the first to use the 7-string guitar in a rock context. Along with Ibanez, he designed a signature 7-string guitar, the Ibanez Universe in 1989....Vai is also a producer. He owns two studios, "The Mothership" and "The Harmony Hut" .... Vai helped design his signature Ibanez JEM guitar series. They feature a hand grip (fondly referred to as a "monkey grip") cut into the top of the body of the guitar, a humbucker–single coil-humbucker (H/S/H) DiMarzio pickup configuration ... Vai also released his own studio albums. His discography consists of eight studio albums, two EP's, two special albums, eight live albums, twelve soundtracks, twenty compilation albums and seven videos. Vai has been awarded three Grammy Awards and forty other awards. Vai also appeared as a guest musician on forty-four albums, playing with artists like Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne and Gregg Bissonette and most recently for the second time with Joe Jackson. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org
 Steve Vai Fans and Rock Memorabilia Collectors...

Don't miss out on this piece of Rock and Roll History
and opportunity to help a non-profit chlldren's music program!
$149 Opening Bid and No Reserve!!
Guitars Not Guns - a federally exempt  501 (c)(3) non-profit organization - provides free guitars and free lessons to foster children, at-risk youth, and other deserving children. The GNG program offers a positive influence in children's lives by diverting them away from the destructive influences of violence, gangs, drugs and alcohol.  GNG is not anti-gun; GNG is anti-gun violence. GNG runs 100% on volunteers, donations, fundraising and grants.  Please visit Guitars Not Guns.org to get involved in a chapter near you, or to make a donation. 

Special Thanks:
Thank you Kathleen Stevenson and Michelle Gomes and BAM Magazine for coordinating your efforts to have Steve Vai autograph this awesome guitar to help us raise money for Guitars Not Guns.  Thank you Chad Zammuto from Guitar Center in Emeryville for helping us pick out a nice Ibanez for Steve Vai to autograph!
"COA" Certificate of Authenticity issued by Guitars Not Guns.org Vice President of Fundraising & Public Relations

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benefiting Guitars Not Guns.org

Link to Ebay auctions  
items to be listed beginning November 28, 2012
Link to photo gallery of auction items (watch for more items to be added!)
items will include
autographed guitars by: 
Montrose, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Chickenfoot, Sammy and the Wabos
Ed Roland & Kevin Griffin
Collective Soul, Better than Ezra,
Southern Gentlemen, The Sweet Tea Project
Steve Vai
Frank Zappa, Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake, Steve Vai

autographed pick guards & memoribilia by:

Alice Cooper
Chuck Garric
Colbie Caillat
Duane Eddy
Eric Johnson
Joe Bonamassa
Joe Satriani
John Sebastian
Kenny Loggins
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Michael Anthony
Pat Travers
Phil Everly
Steve Vai
Vivian Campbell
vintage & unique guitars:
1982-1985 Fender USA Telecaster
1987 Guild USA JF50R-NT Jumbo Acoustic
1988 Guild USA Pilot Bass
1992 Hamer USA Artist Korina Electric
1996 Hamer USA Artist Electric
Burns Steer Electric
and more items to be added!

Your winning bid will
support a great non-profit Music Program for Deserving Kids!

a federally exempt 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
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GuitarsNotGuns California,
Nov 5, 2012, 9:15 PM