Steve Vai shares video detailing insane, triple-neck Ibanez Hydra guitar

Steve Vai
(Image credit: Larry DiMarzio)

Back in December, Steve Vai gave us a tantalizing first look at the Ibanez Hydra, a crazy new addition to his already-incredible guitar collection.

A triple-neck beast comprised of 7- and 12-string guitars, a 4-string, 3/4 scale length bass guitar, and 13 harp strings for good measure, the Hydra features single-coil, humbucking, piezo, MIDI and sustainer pickups, floating and hardtail tremolo bridges, phase splitters, half-fretless necks, and more wild specs than we have time to list here.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.