Steve Vai and Polyphia team up for the guitar collaboration (and interview!) of the year – only in the new Guitar World

december 2022
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Ten years ago – our September 2012 issue, in fact – Steve Vai shared the GW cover with Tosin Abasi – two generations of guitar heroes showing off their gleaming Ibanez axes. 

Well, this month, Steve is paired with yet another new force in instrumental guitar, Polyphia’s Tim Henson and Scott LePage – and their gleaming Ibanez axes!

Basically, once you get past our relaxing deep-blue cover (featuring an ultra-cool photo by Kevin Scanlon), you will find…

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.