“Jason’s most treasured instrument”: The guitar Eddie Van Halen gifted Jason Becker during their emotional first meeting is heading to auction

Eddie Van Halen and Jason Becker
(Image credit: Guernsey's)

Jason Becker is putting his “most treasured instrument” – the #69 Peavey EVH Wolfgang given to him by Eddie Van Halen – up for auction to raise funds for his ongoing medical care.

Becker – who was diagnosed with ALS in 1989 – initially put the guitar up for sale via a broker earlier this year, but now it seems as though the instrument will be sold to the highest bidder when it goes under the hammer on December 14.

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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.