See the guitars, amps, effects, and recording gear in Steve Vai''s home studio. Photos by Lindsey Best.

"For his stint on the Experience Hendrix tour, Ibanez built Vai this three single-coil guitar that he hand-painted as a tip of the hat to Jimi's famous Monterey Strat. The pickups are custom DiMarzios voiced to have traditional Strat tones. While Vai normally prefers a rosewood fretboard, this one has maple to balance the single-coils."