Who played a Pollock like neon guitar in the 80s?
July 25, 2008 7:25 AM   Subscribe

In the 80's, which guitarist played a white guitar daubed with paint splotches and Pollock-like streaks of neon pink and green, among other colors? I recall seeing the guitar (probably in a video), but can't place the guitarist or find any images.
posted by Java_Man to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
Living Color?
posted by poppo at 7:29 AM on July 25, 2008

And look up the Cult of Personality video on YT for another guitar similarly painted, but over a white finish
posted by poppo at 7:30 AM on July 25, 2008

Yup, Vernon Reid's the guy's name. He's incredible.
posted by jbickers at 7:36 AM on July 25, 2008

Van Halen?
posted by ashaw at 7:46 AM on July 25, 2008

Best answer: Steve Vai played similar guitars to Reid. Ibanez Jem is the make and model.
posted by The Straightener at 7:52 AM on July 25, 2008

John Squire of the Stone Roses
posted by fire&wings at 8:06 AM on July 25, 2008

Best answer: Yeah, first thing that came to mind was Steve Vai.
posted by eightball at 8:15 AM on July 25, 2008

Best answer: This is the guitar you described, it belongs to Steve Vai. That's the 20th anniversary edition, but it looks identical to the one he used, well 20 years ago.
posted by furtive at 9:24 AM on July 25, 2008

Vernon Reid of Living Colour would play ESP guitars (which were rather new at the time) wildly painted as you recall. Also, Adrian Belew and Steve Vai
posted by _dario at 11:50 AM on July 25, 2008

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