Eddie Van Halen‘s sadly gone, but this one-of-a-kind piece of rock ‘n’ roll history helps his legend live on … and it’s going up for grabs soon.
The iconic guitarist had the red, white and black Charvel guitar — similar to his famed Frankenstrat, AKA “Frankenstein,” he played for decades — custom-built for Van Halen’s 2007-2008 North American Tour.
The tour’s known for reuniting original lead singer, David Lee Roth, with the band — along with the debut of Eddie’s son, Wolfgang, on the bass — and for being their most profitable tour ever.
We’re told this particular guitar was the only one personally crafted by EVH for the tour, making it truly unique, and was played by the rocker during Van Halen’s concert at Seattle’s KeyArena on December 3, 2007.
After the show, Eddie signed and dated the body of the guitar with a thick silver marker, so a protective clear strip’s been added to protect his John Hancock and inscription.
The piece comes with a custom EVH case, a signed certificate of authenticity and a great photo of the legend doing what he did best … shredding on stage.
According to Heritage Auctions, it’s expected to go for more than $20,000, but we’re thinking it could go a lot higher given he was one of the greatest guitarists in music history. Bidding opens next week for its Nov. 14-15 Entertainment Auction, so if you want it … might as well jump.