Ibanez Jem7VWH Custom "PIA" Serial #: Unknown This guitar was used by Steve for his performance at the 2002 GRAMMY Awards with Nelly Furtado. It is a Jem7VWH with some interesting modifications. It has "vintage" silver hardware. The guitar is fitted with a piezo which gives an acoustic-like resonance. The guitar has two jacks and an extra volume knob. Plugging into both jacks allows the piezo and magnetic pickups to be heard through separate amplifiers simultaneously which gives the effect of two guitarists playing electric and acoustic at the same time for a "doubled" live sound. For the performance, Steve had the trem blocked so that if he broke a string, the guitar wouldn't got out of tune. This guitar was auctioned by the GRAMMY Organization to support Music Cares. Of all the items auctioned from the 2002 Grammy Awards, this guitar fetched the highest price. The proud owner is Roland Schemers, who also was the winning bidder of Red Lace and Neville.more
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