Two guitars owned, played, and partly-designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be going up for auction. A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his home studio in 1991 will be among the items for sale at the event dubbed “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll,” starting December 5th, Julien’s Auctions announced Monday.
Two guitars customized and played by Eddie Van Halen are headed for auction https://t.co/jrXrIYrP99
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Both guitars were hand-striped by Van Halen in the familiar style of most of his guitars dating back to the first Van Halen album in 1978. Each is expected to earn between $60,000-$80,000. The guitar legend died of cancer on October 6th at age 65. The auction was already in the works at the time.
Other items include a Fender Stratocaster that was played and smashed by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s 1994 In Utero Tour, and a crystal-studded white glove worn by Michael Jackson on the Jackson brothers’ 1984 Victory Tour.