Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Steve Vai's Stolen "Swiss Cheese" guitar found!

  1. #1
    formerly F A T
    King Of Smut
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    twonabomber's Avatar
    Member No
    28
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:26 PM
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Age
    54
    Posts
    10,650
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,465 Posts


    Rep Power
    10

    Steve Vai's Stolen "Swiss Cheese" guitar found!

    I remember reading that a few of Vai's guitars had been stolen during rehearsals for the EEAS tour. Vai did an interview somewhere where he said "they're just wire and wood, and good luck to someone trying to sell them!"

    Vai posted this on his FB this morning:

    Reunited, and it feels so good. Oddly enough, after going missing 36 and a half years ago, my custom Joe Despagni “Swiss Cheese” guitar was finally returned to me. This guitar was custom built for me by Joe Despagni. Joe was my best friend in life growing up and he made me some of the wildest guitars I ever laid my fingers on such as the Flame guitar, the Lightning Bolt, this Swiss Cheese guitar, ZNG ZNG, and his final piece that he made for me before he passed away, Theadolite. He worked with his brother Rob on many of these guitars.

    I used “Swiss Cheese” in the original Yankee Rose video while I was with David Lee Roth, and stretched it out in rehearsals and was planning on touring with it, but this guitar, along with 3 others, was stolen in Pasadena CA at Perkins Palace during rehearsals for the Eat Em and Smile tour. It is officially the first guitar to receive a “monkey” grip” handle, and the first one Joe made with a handle at my request.

    The guitar was discovered by young Iván Gonzáles Acosta (Instagram: @byivan997) in the attic of his grandparents home in Tijuana, Mexico not too long ago. It seems the people that lived in his grandparents house before them purchased the guitar somewhere along the way and it was just stuck in the attic only to be discovered recently when they were reorganizing things.

    When Ivan discovered this guitar, he posted some images online and they came on the trusty radar of our very own Mike Mesker. Mike is THE authority on the history and specifics of all my guitars. Mike started reaching out to Ivan and after some time he was able to arrange a drop off where Ivan was met by Mike, Doug MacArthur and myself. Thanks to Mike for his solid vigilance in bringing this guitar home.

    The condition of the guitar when I saw it was a shocker. It’s as if it was put in the case and never played for 36 years. The colors are still vibrant and the neck is in great shape.

    Thank you Ivan for your kind consideration and for reuniting me with this piece of my history. Receiving this guitar feels like an old friend has returned home after so many years to jam with me. I believe that we will make a wonderful Ham and Swiss sandwich together.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  2. #2
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Nitro Express's Avatar
    Member No
    7682
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Last Online
    01-18-2023 @ 04:34 AM
    Location
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Posts
    31,504
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,255
    Thanked 3,696 Times in 3,000 Posts


    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    89
    That guitar looks like something that would grow in a petri dish after swabbing Madonna’s vagina.
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  3. #3
    formerly F A T
    King Of Smut
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    twonabomber's Avatar
    Member No
    28
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:26 PM
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Age
    54
    Posts
    10,650
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,465 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    That guitar looks like something that would grow in a petri dish after swabbing Kristy’s vagina.
    fixed

  4. #4
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Nitro Express's Avatar
    Member No
    7682
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Last Online
    01-18-2023 @ 04:34 AM
    Location
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Posts
    31,504
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,255
    Thanked 3,696 Times in 3,000 Posts


    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    89
    Ha! Ha!

  5. #5
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    Seshmeister's Avatar
    Member No
    11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:24 PM
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    34,168
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    2,674
    Thanked 8,989 Times in 5,784 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    When I read this story for some reason my main thought was did they give the guy a reward?

    I know it's handling stolen goods and so on and legally he doesn't have a leg to stand on but he kind of deserves something more than a photo?
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  6. #6
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    Seshmeister's Avatar
    Member No
    11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:24 PM
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    34,168
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    2,674
    Thanked 8,989 Times in 5,784 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Express View Post
    That guitar looks like something that would grow in a petri dish after swabbing Madonna’s vagina.
    It's maybe not aged that well - the headstock is weirdly long, never noticed that before.



  7. #7
    formerly F A T
    King Of Smut
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    twonabomber's Avatar
    Member No
    28
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:26 PM
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Age
    54
    Posts
    10,650
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,465 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    When I read this story for some reason my main thought was did they give the guy a reward?

    I know it's handling stolen goods and so on and legally he doesn't have a leg to stand on but he kind of deserves something more than a photo?
    "After some time he was able to arrange a drop off" sounds to me like there was some sort of negotiation.

  8. #8
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    Seshmeister's Avatar
    Member No
    11
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Last Online
    Today @ 11:24 PM
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    34,168
    Status
    Online
    Thanks
    2,674
    Thanked 8,989 Times in 5,784 Posts


    Rep Power
    10
    "It seems the people that lived in his grandparents house before them purchased the guitar somewhere along the way and it was just stuck in the attic only to be discovered recently when they were reorganizing things." call me a cynic but hmm...

  9. #9
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Nitro Express's Avatar
    Member No
    7682
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Last Online
    01-18-2023 @ 04:34 AM
    Location
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Posts
    31,504
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,255
    Thanked 3,696 Times in 3,000 Posts


    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    It's maybe not aged that well - the headstock is weirdly long, never noticed that before.


    It’s vaginal fungus with a big long dick. Can’t get more woke than that. It’s back instyle again!

  10. #10
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Nitro Express's Avatar
    Member No
    7682
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Last Online
    01-18-2023 @ 04:34 AM
    Location
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Posts
    31,504
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,255
    Thanked 3,696 Times in 3,000 Posts


    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    89
    Well it’s not the first time someone caught some ick from Tijuana.

  11. #11
    Talks To Trees
    ROTH ARMY WEBMASTER

    ZahZoo's Avatar
    Member No
    61
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:41 PM
    Location
    3rd Stone From The Sun
    Posts
    8,659
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    2,255
    Thanked 2,924 Times in 1,898 Posts


    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Seshmeister View Post
    "It seems the people that lived in his grandparents house before them purchased the guitar somewhere along the way and it was just stuck in the attic only to be discovered recently when they were reorganizing things." call me a cynic but hmm...
    Yeah that story is pretty thin... I'm thinking whoever stole it didn't off-load it to any sort of musical collector and it probably got traded for cash or drugs among a series of degenerates who had no clue about the history of that guitar or Vai...

    On top of that... it's a fucking ugly guitar that few would be proud to play or display it prominently...
    Hey Jackass! You need to [Register] or log in to view signatures on ROTHARMY.COM!

  12. #12
    DIAMOND STATUS
    Nitro Express's Avatar
    Member No
    7682
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Last Online
    01-18-2023 @ 04:34 AM
    Location
    Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    Posts
    31,504
    Status
    Offline
    Thanks
    1,255
    Thanked 3,696 Times in 3,000 Posts


    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    89
    Well. It’s cheesy that’s for sure. It should be called the Gyno Guitar. It’s a green discharge that smells of Limburger.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Steve Bannon Called Russian 'Adoption' Meeting "Treasonous"
    By Nickdfresh in forum The Front Line
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-03-2018, 02:27 AM
  2. "Best porn collection in Michigan" is stolen
    By FORD in forum Max's Non VH/DLR Related Stuff
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 02-27-2013, 12:13 AM
  3. Man "Tased" in Chuck E. Cheese Salad Bar Dispute
    By rustoffa in forum Max's Non VH/DLR Related Stuff
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-10-2005, 02:54 PM
  4. "Stolen Honor"
    By Guitar Shark in forum The Front Line
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-25-2004, 02:47 PM
  5. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-16-2004, 08:56 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •