Lot #5324
Eddie Van Halen's Stage-Used Charvel Guitar

'Frankenstrat' played by EVH at the Honda Center in 2007

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'Frankenstrat' played by EVH at the Honda Center in 2007

Stage-used Charvel EVH Art Series electric guitar with white and black stripe pattern, played during a Van Halen concert at the Honda Center by Eddie Van Halen, who has signed the body in silver ink, "Anaheim, CA, 12. 20. '07, Eddie Van Halen, Van Halen, 2007." EVH Art Series back plate features an edition number of "226." Includes a handsome custom hardshell carrying case with large "EVH" logo to inner lining. In fine condition. Designed by the master himself, the Charvel EVH Art Series guitar is based on Eddie Van Halen's original Frankenstein guitar, which was the musician's attempt to merge the sound of a classic Gibson guitar with the physical attributes and tremolo bar functionality of a Fender Stratocaster. The striped finish was the result of Van Halen painting the guitar differing colors, applying strips of masking tape after each coat, and then peeling to reveal his Shelleyan monstrosity. Accompanied by a photo of EVH playing the guitar on stage, a flash drive containing footage from the Van Halen concert at the Honda Center, and a certificate of authenticity signed by Van Halen, who affirms that he played guitar "226" on "December 20, 2007; Anaheim, CA."

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Marvels of Modern Music
  • Dates: #571 - Ended December 12, 2019