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Legendary strummer Steve Vai’s guitar stolen in Los Angeles

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:58 PM

Steve Vai took to Facebook to try and recover his stolen guitar.Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Steve Vai took to Facebook to try and recover his stolen guitar.

This is bound to strike a chord.

Award-winning guitarist Steve Vai’s guitar was stolen from a loading area outside of Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater on Saturday, the artist revealed on his Facebook page.

The guitar, which Vai named “Bo,” was swiped before the legendary shredder was set to take the stage at a benefit concert held for a Pasadena musician battling cancer.

In hopes of recovering the missing instrument, the 55-year-old strummer shared a series of descriptions of “Bo” on his page, including that the guitar dons blue LED dots, deep scratches on the armrest and a cracked mirror pickguard.

“If you hear something or think you’ve seen it, please message this page,” he wrote on Facebook before adding the guitars serial number of #F0006311.

Vai’s mirror JEM guitar, named "Bo," was stolen outside of The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend.Steve Vai via Facebook

Vai’s mirror JEM guitar, named “Bo,” was stolen outside of The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Vai, who was born and raised on Long Island, has won three Grammy Awards and been nominated 15 times in his career.

As a teenager, he served as a transcriptionist for iconic musician Frank Zappa, with whom he eventually went on to record and tour with. He has also recorded music with household acts such as Mary J. Blige, Ozzy Osbourne and Spinal Tap and toured with David Lee Roth and Whitesnake.

He is also known within the musical community for designing the Ibanez Universe, which is the first commercial seven-string guitar, and the Ibanez JEM guitar.

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