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PASSION AND WARFARE 25TH ANNIVERSARY UNIVERSES

 

UV77SVR -  Silver - 25TH Anniversary - Ibanez has unleashed the hounds with the new series of 3 swirled UV's to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Passion and Warfare. The 3 versions are all derived from the now infamous album of the same name, Passion, Warfare, and Silver for the 25th Anniversary. Technically a year late, Steve will be doing a P&W tour to support the remastered release and the Anniversary [much like Joe did a 20th anniversary Surfing tour]. The guitars journey started well over a year ago when Darren swirled the samples for them. But things took a strange twist when Darren went MIA, and has stayed MIA. HUSA tried every avenue to contact him with no response. They finally had to move on and with Steve's blessing are using a Los Angeles based artist with ties to the LA Custom Shop, Ron Thorn of Thorn Guitars. I don't know what his history is with the art but as you can tell, he does know how to produce a nice swirl. The style, materials, and look make me think Ron was one of the buyers of Herc's swirling bible sold on ebay about a year before he passed. RIP. I fear the ATD era may have come to an end but only time will tell.

The guitars are Sugi built just as the 77RE's were, and the main contributor to the $7000 retail pricing. There will be 77 of each version built, with 38 slated for US distribution. 114 guitars. It is rumored that HUSA will keep a set for their permanent collection leaving 111 for US collectors and players alike. These hand crafted guitars draw on the color schemes present in the original album artwork, depicting the ravages of a war-torn hell juxtaposed against a nirvana-like state of passion for life and for love. The third in this series of celebratory editions looks to the traditional role silver plays in observance of a 25th anniversary, marrying it with a design reminiscent of Steve’s custom 7-string, used when touring with Whitesnake, immediately following the release of Passion & Warfare. The 3 dimensional show display just has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated, and the plexiglass wall did not help in showing the guitars at their best. As always, swirls look better in person than in any picture.

 

UV77SVR_J16513

 

UV77SVR_B16506

 

UV77SVR_F16506

 

UV77SVR_B16503

 

UV77SVR_D16510

 

UV77SVR_D16507

 

UV77SVR_J16526


 

UV77WFR -  Warfare - Ibanez has unleashed the hounds with the new series of 3 swirled UV's to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Passion and Warfare. The 3 versions are all derived from the now infamous album of the same name, Passion, Warfare, and Silver for the 25th Anniversary. Technically a year late, Steve will be doing a P&W tour to support the remastered release and the Anniversary [much like Joe did a 20th anniversary Surfing tour]. The guitars journey started well over a year ago when Darren swirled the samples for them. But things took a strange twist when Darren went MIA, and has stayed MIA. HUSA tried every avenue to contact him with no response. They finally had to move on and with Steve's blessing are using a Los Angeles based artist with ties to the LA Custom Shop, Ron Thorn of Thorn Guitars. I don't know what his history is with the art but as you can tell, he does know how to produce a nice swirl. The style, materials, and look make me think Ron was one of the buyers of Herc's swirling bible sold on ebay about a year before he passed. RIP. I fear the ATD era may have come to an end but only time will tell.

The guitars are Sugi built just as the 77RE's were, and the main contributor to the $7000 retail pricing. There will be 77 of each version built, with 38 slated for US distribution. 114 guitars. It is rumored that HUSA will keep a set for their permanent collection leaving 111 for US collectors and players alike. These hand crafted guitars draw on the color schemes present in the original album artwork, depicting the ravages of a war-torn hell juxtaposed against a nirvana-like state of passion for life and for love. The third in this series of celebratory editions looks to the traditional role silver plays in observance of a 25th anniversary, marrying it with a design reminiscent of Steve’s custom 7-string, used when touring with Whitesnake, immediately following the release of Passion & Warfare. The 3 dimensional show display just has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated, and the plexiglass wall did not help in showing the guitars at their best. As always, swirls look better in person than in any picture.

 

UV77WFR_C16514

 

UV77WFR_C16513

 

UV77WFR_C16518

 

UV77WFR_C16523


 

UV77PSN -  Passion - Ibanez has unleashed the hounds with the new series of 3 swirled UV's to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Passion and Warfare. The 3 versions are all derived from the now infamous album of the same name, Passion, Warfare, and Silver for the 25th Anniversary. Technically a year late, Steve will be doing a P&W tour to support the remastered release and the Anniversary [much like Joe did a 20th anniversary Surfing tour]. The guitars journey started well over a year ago when Darren swirled the samples for them. But things took a strange twist when Darren went MIA, and has stayed MIA. HUSA tried every avenue to contact him with no response. They finally had to move on and with Steve's blessing are using a Los Angeles based artist with ties to the LA Custom Shop, Ron Thorn of Thorn Guitars. I don't know what his history is with the art but as you can tell, he does know how to produce a nice swirl. The style, materials, and look make me think Ron was one of the buyers of Herc's swirling bible sold on ebay about a year before he passed. RIP. I fear the ATD era may have come to an end but only time will tell.

The guitars are Sugi built just as the 77RE's were, and the main contributor to the $7000 retail pricing. There will be 77 of each version built, with 38 slated for US distribution. 114 guitars. It is rumored that HUSA will keep a set for their permanent collection leaving 111 for US collectors and players alike. These hand crafted guitars draw on the color schemes present in the original album artwork, depicting the ravages of a war-torn hell juxtaposed against a nirvana-like state of passion for life and for love. The third in this series of celebratory editions looks to the traditional role silver plays in observance of a 25th anniversary, marrying it with a design reminiscent of Steve’s custom 7-string, used when touring with Whitesnake, immediately following the release of Passion & Warfare. The 3 dimensional show display just has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated, and the plexiglass wall did not help in showing the guitars at their best. As always, swirls look better in person than in any picture.

 

UV77PSN_C16505

 

UV77PSN_C16501

 

UV77PSN_C16502

 

 

 


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