This Gallery is devoted to the VAI2KDNA - The Millennium model Jem DNA. When Steve Vai was handed the prototype JEM2KDNA on his tour bus after the Philly Ultra Zone show, Steve looked up and said "Why not the VAI 2KDNA", that night the VAI2KDNA was born. Limited to an edition of 300, these were swirled by Darren Johansen of About Time Designs. At great expense Ibanez flew Darren and all his equipment to Japan for the project that has produced some of the most beautiful guitars ever painted. To get the DNA Steve Vai himself donated a couple pints of blood to be swirled and Darren mixed it liberally. (The blood actually had to be smuggled into Japan because of importation laws:) Locked away in a special enclosed *private* section of the factory Darren was assisted by friend and DNA concept creator Jim Donahue. For 10 days they practiced their magic with incredible results. In these pages you will find the many examples I have handled and it will constantly grow over time. You should also make sure to visit the Official DNA Gallery on the About Time Designs website to see many more examples of these beautiful guitars. I am currently working on the DNA Thumnail Gallery which will contain all the high resolution full length pics and hope to get it finished sometime before the next Millennium model ;-) The Great Millennium DNA Pick-Off site can also be accessed here.
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0 Pick - Mine :-) Bloodbath # 002
1. Chris Lange # 234
2. Alex Barreiro # 089
3. Charles Elliot III # 006
4. Iain Ewen # 186
5. Bob Pruit # 20 Nebula
6. Iain Ewen # 195
7. Allen Garrow # 014
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