So......as a rough guide we have,
School days: Montano folk guitar (Marketed by Ibanez, funny that the earliest Vinnie pic features an "Ibanez" and the last endorsement pic of Vinnie featured the Ibi VVV [Dean Markley amp ad])
Post school: Kent Les Paul, Gibson J 160 E acoustic/electric, black Gibson(?) Les Paul (May have been the Kent? Shown in that picture of Vinnie at a gig...that I can't find now!)
Treasure: Stock white strat
Hartman: White strat (assume same as Treasure days), Goldtop Deluxe Les Paul
KISS Sessions: Unknown black strat? May be a Fender? May be a Guitarman? P/U config unknown, no Floyd! May then have been converted to single EMG with Floyd for CoTN tour???? (I can't find a pic of this config guitar, though VVFF member,"my little guitar" has made a model of it)
CoTN Tour: 2 x gold Rhoads(reverse inlays), red Guitarman strat with maple...then rosewood board...then Jackson decal, white dot neck Rhoads, black hardtail Rhoads with dot neck, Paul's BC Rich Mockingbird, Paul's (??) tobacco burst Les Paul standard, black Floyded single EMG "Charvel" (????)
LIU: Gold Rhoads, pink re-sprayed from gold Rhoads, pink Rhoads(regular inlays), black dot neck Rhoads.
Post KISS:(as I see it!) Pink Rhoads reverse inlays(from Jackson endorsers group shot).
VVI: ESP Rarebird, pink Jackson VVV, white Jackson VVV with dot neck
ASG: Silver Jackson VVV (re-sprayed from pink and later installed with 2nd P/U), white Carvin, white Ibanez, white Wasburn, Carvin DC612 double neck, Ovation Balladeer, unknown Washburn acoustic
Solo: Multi cloured Pear VVV, 4 x ASG VVVs
Please correct me where I've got it wrong! Please tell me I'm close though!
And to stir the pot,
.....I'll say that the Hard Rock guitar IS the re-spayed from gold Rhoads! The Rhoads in the Charvel/Jackson endorser ad looks to be in MINT condition and features the white Jackson logo which was the standard! The photo was taken post KISS and therefore would probably have never been used in a concert. Why would it need a fully re-spray, including the headstock before going to the HR? The re-sprayed Rhoads however, as seen on the LIU tour, was beat up something fierce and would definitely be in need of a new coat. As I've said before, it's sad that the original handpainted gold Jackson logo was painted over.....
And my final stir is for all the Rhoads, here we go.....Vinnie said he has 6 of them......
2 x gold, reverse inlays, one re-sprayed pink
1 x pink, regular inlays (the "KISS videos guitar")
1 x pink, reverse inlays, post KISS
1 x black hardtail with dot neck
1 x white with dot neck..........resprayed black for LIU tour (can't find any CoTN tour pics with it)
Though..................I could be wrong!