Hey! What? Vinnie Vincent stole my photo!

Exhibit A: Above – My photo from NAMM this year (See the post here).

Exhibit B: Rotating images at the website for Vinnie’s guitar, from http://www.vinnievincentmodelguitar.com/

Exact same pic! All the reflections and shadows are identical. Vinnie, dude, if you wanted to use the pic I coulda given you the hi rez version! How about at least a credit or a link, huh? Professional journalist here with family to feed!

Join Vinnie Vincent’s forum for only $500 per year

So, y’know Vinnie Vincent? The dude who played in KISS, was kicked out of KISS, formed Vinnie Vincent Invasion (which kinda fizzled away while his backing band became Slaughter who got rather famous), wrote some more songs with KISS (including the awesome “Unholy”), then aside from a series of KISS fan convention appearances, a recent high-profile incident allegedly involving some dogs in Tupperware containers or something, and a super-expensive guitar line launched at NAMM, hasn’t really done too much in the public eye? The guy who charged fans to preorder an exclusive box set over a decade ago and still hasn’t delivered it? Yeah, that guy.

Well he’s just updated his YouTube channel with the following message:

**8/15/11 update!
Shooting for a premier date of August 25, 2011 for the OFFICIAL VINNIE VINCENT WEBSITE. Stay tuned here for details. Vinnie Vincent

Annual Membership fees for the OFFICIAL VINNIE VINCENT FORUM will be set at $500.00. Details will follow shortly.

Um…

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Oh I’ve got nothin’.

NAMM 2011: Vinnie Vincent Model Guitar by Guitarmageddon

Here’s something for all you KISS fans: the official Vinnie Vincent guitar by Guitarmageddon Guitars.

Custom pickups and configurations are available by special order, and the guitar will be available in various models including a 6/12 string double neck and a 4-string bass. Special cases are also available to protect your chunk of rock power.

Here’s some more info:

Vincent John Cusano, a.k.a. Vinnie Vincent, presents, in association with Guitarmageddon Guitars, the world premier of the official Vinnie Vincent model guitar, to be unveiled at the winter NAMM international music industry trade show. Each Vinnie Vincent model guitar is handcrafted by Tom Palecki (Vincent’s only choice of luthier) from Vinnie Vincent’s original specifications of the very first classic prototype designed by Vincent, down to the very last minute detail. The result is sheer perfection, from its original double V body and headstock design and original classic colors, to its custom “V” abalone neck inlays and sleek neck design to insure complete comfort and ease in playing. Whether you’re a “slowhand” or “speedfreak,” “the boyz are gonna rock” with the official Vinnie Vincent model guitar, which offers the best of all worlds, from its exotic looks, comfort and ease of playability to its versatile pickup configuration, offering the most discriminating shredder a virtual cornucopia of sound from its rich warm tone to blistering overdrive.

After years in the making, all the elements came together to make possible the availability of this truly spectacular creation to all who have dreamed of owning this work of art. Not only is the Vinnie Vincent model fully authorized, but each Vinnie Vincent model guitar will be consecutively numbered and will come with a certificate of authenticity signed by Vinnie Vincent.

For ordering information, pricing and availability, send an e-mail to order1@vinnievincentmodelguitar.com.