Joe Satriani shreds and taps through Van Halen’s Poundcake in new Best Of All Words rehearsal footage – and it seems his Ibanez signatures still have a role to play after all

Joe Satriani playing his Ibanez signature guitar
(Image credit: Future)

As the Van Halen-honoring Best Of All Worlds tour draws ever closer, more information about Joe Satriani’s painstakingly crafted rig is being revealed.

Having previously been seen playing a heavily modded EVH Strat, which lead fans to believe his trusty collection of Ibanez electric guitars were to get a little rest, Satch has now been snapped in new rehearsal footage that seemingly suggests otherwise.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.