Two Eddie Van Halen Guitars are up for Auction
It'll cost you some cash but now you can own one of Eddie Van Halen's guitars.
There's an auction coming up on December 5 that will feature some awesome Rock and Roll memorabilia. The auction's called “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll”, and among the 700 items being auctioned off are several iconic rock and pop artifacts including Michael Jackson's crystal-studded white glove he wore on the Victory Tour in 1984 with his Jackson Brothers.
There's also a Fender Stratocaster that was played, then smashed, by late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain on the In Utero tour in 1994.
Both the guitar and glove will fetch a pretty penny for sure, but the real treasures up for auction are two guitars that were owned by Eddie Van Halen - the legendary guitar hero who passed away from cancer on Oct. 6.
According to a report from KWTX, the two guitars are a 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a guitar Eddie built with his guitar tech, Matt Bruck, then gave to a friend in 1991.
So how much should you set aside for these two instruments of a rock god? Each one is expected to get between $60,000 and $80,000. Yep, a small fortune for sure!
EVH had already planned on donating the guitars prior to his passing. In a statement released by Julien’s Auction’s, president Darren Julien said, “As we were preparing for our annual ‘Icons & Idols: Rock and Roll’ auction lineup, we were stunned to hear the sad news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing last week, we are honored to include at this event two of his iconic guitars from his brilliant and blazing career as one of rock’s greatest and most gifted guitar heroes.”
Over 700 items will be available to bid on, including memorabilia and artifacts from Elvis, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Jim Morrison, The Rolling Stones, and much more.
The auction will start on Friday, December 4th.