3 Eddie Van Halen guitars sell for $422,000 at auction

Eddie Van Halen auction
(Image credit: Julien's Auctions)

Back in October, we reported on two Eddie Van Halen electric guitars – an EVH Charvel Art Series electric and a red-black-white Kramer built by Ed himself – that were expected to fetch between $40,000 and $80,000 each at Julien’s Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘n’ Roll auction.

That auction took place on December 1 and 2 in Beverly Hills and online, with the guitars selling, respectively, for $140,800 and $231,250.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.