BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — 2 guitars possessed, played partly designed by the late Eddie Van Halen will be heading up for auction.
A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar plus a customized electrical guitar Van Halen constructed at his home studio with his guitar technician Matt Bruck and awarded to some buddy in 1991 is one of the items available in the event dubbed”Icons & Idols Trilogy:’ Rock’N’ Roll,” beginning Dec. 5, Julien’s Auctions announced Monday.
The two guitars were hand-striped by Van Halen at the familiar style of the majority of his guitars dating back to the very first Van Halen record in 1978. Every one of those guitars is expected to bring between $60,000 and $80,000.
The auction was in the works at the moment.
“As we were planning for our yearly’Icons & Idols:’ Rock and Roll’ auction lineup we were amazed to hear the sad news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing a week,” Julien’s Auction’s president Darren Julien said in a statement. “We’re honored to include this occasion two of the iconic guitars out of his colorful and blazing career as one of rock’s finest and most talented guitar heroes”
The auction also includes a Fender Stratocaster played, also smashed, by Kurt Cobain on Nirvana’s 1994 In Utero Tour, along with a crystal-studded white glove worn by Michael Jackson about the Jackson brothers’ 1984 Victory Tour.