Emerald Guitars has announced that a limited edition run of 100 Ultra guitars are available for pre-order. Each is an exact replica of the Ultra guitar owned by Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Steve Vai, and will precisely maintain the same standard and specs as Vai’s original Ultra guitar. (For more info on the guitar, and to pre-order, visit www.emeraldguitars.com.)
Each of the limited edition Ultra guitars comes with a hand-crafted “Pod” guitar case like Vai’s, and a letter of authenticity. Price is $8450 USD, and orders can be secured with a $1000 USD deposit.
Steve Vai, on the Ultra guitar: “At first I wasn’t sure if I should plug it in and play it or crawl inside of it and fly it to Venus, so I did both... at the same time. After handling it, it was obvious that it was not just a masterpiece extravaganza of a carving frenzy, but it was also a very well crafted and playable instrument. In the years following my receiving the Ultra guitar, Alistair has continued to create unique guitars that are constructed from original designs and materials that produce stunning visual and audible heights, but mine is the only one that can fly to Venus and back without missing a beat.”
Recently, Emerald Guitars proudly announced that Steve Vai is featuring Emerald’s “Ultra” guitar onstage during his 2012-2013 world tour, during his jaw-dropping nightly performance of the song “The Ultra Zone.” With it’s unearthly body design, built-in lasers, and chameleon-like finish which changes color and seems to come to life under the right lights, the Ultra guitar is an utterly unique and instantly unforgettable six-string. Custom built for Vai by Emerald Guitars in 2001, originating from a concept drawing by illustrator Aaron Brown for the cover of Steve Vai’s The Ultra Zone album, the Ultra guitar looks like an alien from another planet, and is truly one-of-a-kind. Well, it was... Now, 100 other Earthlings can pilot their own Ultra guitar just like Vai's.
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