New Twitter account explores the creation of Steve Vai’s insane triple-neck Ibanez Hydra guitar

Steve Vai and the Hydra guitar
(Image credit: The Hydra Guitar/Twitter)

Back in December last year, Steve Vai announced Inviolate – his 10th solo studio album and first since 2016’s Modern Primitive.

Then, a mere day after he shared the album’s tracklisting and release date, the shred legend dropped the effort’s first single, Little Pretty. In that very same announcement, though, there was something far more eye-catching that immediately captured guitarists’ attention.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.