Steve Vai's Guitar "Bo" Recovered

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  1. A-Branger

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    If Im not wrong this was while setting up for the Tony MacAlpine Benefit Concert in Los Angeles.

    this person is either someone who doesnt have any clue of what he was doing/stealing, like he/she jsut saw a "guitar" adn took off. OR either its a very very very dumb fan.

    This is not "Evo" or "Flo", but this is still one of the top 5 guitars of Vai. IF this thief stole this knowing who he stole it from and its planing to sell it, he is gonna have a very bad time. Only people "interested" in this guitar would be Vai's fan, and everyone who likes Steve Vai would recognise this guitar. And if it is just for "him", what hes going to do with it?, like he wont be able to show it to anyone, again as everyone who knows Vai and would want to see their buddy's "new Jem" would know this guitar. AT least the JP15 at NAMM was a production model, but this is a LACS way different to the production model that again every Vai's fan knows of it

    I wonder if he deliberate took this guitar, or he just grab one case at random. Which makes me think. A player like Vai with the arrange of guitars he takes to every gig, how does he travel with them?, like each one in a separate case, or by 3 guitar per flight case or something like that?
     
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    I just read about this and came straight here to post about it. You beat me to it. How are people such assholes. It´s a damn benefit concert and then this.

    Hope the guitar is returned and the person made aware of how much he/she sucks.
     
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    Really sucks... I was wondering why he was playing Bad Horsie with a reg 7vwh. He then announced some ....er stole it the mornining of and that he always played Bad Horsie and Building the Church on it. He than said later in the show he dosen't care and whoever finds it can keep it lol! Sounds like he was a bit broken up after losing it... Excellent show none the less.
     
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    I've had a guitar stolen straight off the stage, and one stolen from the post office. I've been present at NAMM shows where one-of-a-kind guitars were simply picked up and walked off with. There's no level guitar thieves won't stoop to once they've recognized their opportunity, and it's unfortunately as representative of the rat-race attitude guitarists have toward each other as it is the out-of-county pawn-fencing racket.
     
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    Sorry for the dumb question out of topic.
    I'm obviously pissed that an object (no matter if it's a guitar or a tea spoon) is stolen...but what are those 2 things between the tremolo springs?
     
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    Ibanez BackStop fairly rare pieces.
     
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    i just hope the idiot posts it up on cl and gets caught...
     
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    I wish a slow, painful, gruesome ending for the sick f*ck who stole this.
     
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    Man I can't believe that ..... Hope they get caught and someone beats their ass. Good luck ever playing it at a gig or trying to sell it.
     
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    Chances are it made it to a local pawn shop pretty quick. It now has a $300 price tag and a description saying "Ibanez electric guitar - AS IS". Because no one involved knew what they were dealing with.
     
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    Bo has been found!

     
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    ^^ you beat me to it. Great to see everything worked out fine. I wonder what happened, like he stole a guitar thinking it was another one, or stole it to sell but realize he wouldnt be able, or he just wanted to take sexy pics with the guitar lol


    either way mr Steve seems happy to have his baby back

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    Damn, everyone beat me to it!
     
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    Glad he got his guitar back. Would hate for him to only have 250 guitars left in his collection.
     
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    That's my favorite guitar of his, so I'm REALLY glad to see it made it back. :agreed:

    I wonder if this means he'll retire it and keep it as a home and studio-only instrument, though? Given how unique Bo is, I would NEVER want to risk that ever again.
     
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    Total asshole thing to say but it did raise a smirk.
     
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    Vai's part of the elite few who know the pain of losing and recovering a free guitar.
     
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    and again his #1 guitar is EVO who is older, way more unique, and he plays it way way way more than Bo :lol:
     

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