Steve Vai: protype guitar up for auction

Prototype guitar and personal guitar lesson from Steve Vai!

This is an amazing auction! The winning bidder will receive a prototype JEM 505 guitar from Steve Vai’s personal collection. Look for our separate auction (starting on 5/03/11) to win a personal guitar lesson with Steve! 100% of the proceeds from these auctions will go to benefit Hollywood Arts, a 501(3)c organization.

The Guitar:

The guitar is signed (twice) by Steve as well as featuring Steve’s personal name for this guitar “HAL”. Ibanez made this guitar specifically for Steve as a prototype of future production models. The guitar is in great shape and comes with a flight case. This isn’t just a guitar signed by Steve Vai, it’s one he has owned and played!

What is Hollywood Arts and why is Steve doing this?

Hollywood Arts was established in 2006 to help homeless young people in Los Angeles through an arts-based curriculum. Steve is an ardent supporter of Hollywood Arts and its mission as well a member of the organizations Board of Directors.

If you would like to find out more about Hollywood Arts, what we do and how you can help beyond this auction, please visit

Winning Bidder:

We can send you the guitar as soon as we receive your payment. We will work with you re: your shipping preferences and will charge actual costs only.


We aren’t a high end music instrument retailer, we are a non-profit that helps young people, so we may have left out some information that you feel is important. Please don’t hesitate to ask us questions and we’ll do our best to find the answer.

From Steve, Hollywood Arts and our students, thank you for looking at this auction and happy bidding! more