u call tht some skill? Man he'z like a mad man with a machine gun in his hand! I heard both Vai's and Paginini's versions together - Paginini has use of more majors in the composition - also, when u hear both of them back to back, u kinda feel:
a.) Vai's version is suddenly slow!
b.) Vai's version sounds more melodious
Gear (in order of acquisition):
Faith Naked Venus Acoustic Electric
Yamaha C70 Classical
Gibson Billie Joel Armstrong Signature Series Les Paul Jr.
Pluto Acoustic Electric
Stranger Cube 20