Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitars Sell for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction

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December 3, 2020 at 1:34 pm Quote #63138

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https://www.spin.com/2020/12/eddie-van-halen-guitar-auction/

Eddie Van Halen’s Iconic Guitars Sell for $422,000 at Legend-Studded Auction

That’s a whole lot of money to play “Hot for Teacher”

Josh Chesler @jcchesler | December 2, 2020 – 7:33 pm

Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstrat” is easily one of the most recognizable instruments in rock history,

and Kramer Guitars’ early take on the design now belongs to a wealthy new owner.

The three instruments sold for a combined $422,050 ($231,250 for the customized Kramer built with guitar tech Matt Bruck

at the guitarist’s home studio, $140,800 for his 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series guitar, and $50,000 for a prop guitar from the

“Hot for Teacher” video) at the Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘n’ Roll Auction held by Julien’s Auctions on Wednesday.

It was the highest-priced seller out of the nearly 900 available items from a who’s who of music history featuring

everyone from Elvis to Lady Gaga, while two of Kurt Cobain’s smashed Fenders sold for a combined $281,600

and Bob Marley’s first guitar earned $153,600.


When you turn on your stereo, does it return the favor?


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December 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm Quote #63143

PT5150
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From Wolf

The headline should read:

“Three guitars that are striped were sold at an auction for charity.”

They weren’t stage guitars.

I had nothing to do with this.

I don’t EVER plan on selling any of my father’s iconic guitars.

The only place they’d possibly belong in is a museum.


EDDIE’S fingers aren’t fingers they are muscle-powered pistons that hammer guitar strings to the fretboard with the force of a rivet gun”.


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