Eddie Van Halen Guitars Will Go Up for Auction in December

Two guitars previously owned and partly designed by Eddie Van Halen are going up for auction on Dec. 5.

The guitars will be up for sale at the event dubbed “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll,” Julien’s Auctions announced Monday. The auction also includes items by Kurt Cobain and Michael Jackson.

“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,” Julien’s Auction’s president Darren Julien said in a statement. “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.”

The guitars include a 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar and a customized electric guitar Van Halen built at his 5150 home studio with his guitar tech Matt Bruck and given to a friend in 1991.

 Each of the guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

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