Steve Vai and Joe Satriani

Steve Vai and Joe Satriani

As we covered a while back here, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani are staging a benefit concert for their friend Cliff Cultreri, on July 10th, at 8PM PST.

Also, Joe Satriani, Vai, and Paul Gilbert are each auctioning off a guitar for the benefit as well.

If you’re in the vicinity of the House of Blues on that date, of course you can go in person, (tickets here) – but if you’re not – you can watch the show on GuitarTV for a mere $5.99 donation to Cliff’s cause.

Here’s a link to more info on the donation / live streaming show.

Here’s a little from the man himself on Cliff, the show, and the auctions:

That’s not all Vai is doing to help his friend, however, in fact – Vai, Satriani and Paul Gilbert are each donating a guitar to be auctioned for Cliff as well.

Here’s the skinny on those guitars:

Joe is auctioning his JS1000 Serial Number Guitar with some custom artwork (by Joe)

Joe Satriani's JS1000 Serial Number with Custom Artwork

Joe Satriani's JS1000 Serial Number with Custom Artwork

Vai is Auctioning his 20th Anniversary Jem which he used in the “Where the Wild Things Are” DVD (More video on that below)

Steve Vai's 20th Anniversary Jem from "Where The Wild Things Are"

Steve Vai's 20th Anniversary Jem from "Where The Wild Things Are"

Paul Gilbert is auctioning the Ibanez he used on the Racer X album “Getting Heavier”

Paul Gilbert's Ibanez Used on Racer X's "Getting Heavier"

Paul Gilbert's Ibanez Used on Racer X's "Getting Heavier"

Now, You can get all the info on any of these guitars here, as well as links to the auctions themselves.

Vai also has put together this video on the Jem he’s donating for the auction:

Tim Monaghan (129 Articles)

Tim has been playing guitar & bass since he was 12 years old and has been in Jazz, funk, rock & metal bands. Influences include Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Doug Stegmeyer, Baden Powell, Steve Vai, and pretty much anyone else who has a unique style that expresses their individuality. One of Tim’s many hobbies is building, tweaking, and repairing basses and guitars.