Eddie Van Halen's 1986 Kramer Custom, used on the 5150 tour, goes up for auction

Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: Gotta Have Rock and Roll)

Three hand-signed Eddie Van Halen-owned and -played guitars have gone up for sale at online auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll, with the late electric guitar legend’s heavily-played 1986 Custom Kramer Striped guitar from his 5150 tour among the models being sold.

The custom-made, instantly recognizable guitar, which was handmade and hand-striped by Van Halen in the early ‘80s, was one of his main stage guitars during the decade, and featured heavily throughout the 5150 tour.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.