Jason Becker is selling the guitar Eddie Van Halen gave him in their emotional first meeting

Jason Becker's Peavey EVH Wolfgang #69 – personally gifted to him by Eddie Van Halen
(Image credit: Benny Goodman / the Becker family)

Jason Becker is selling a very special electric guitar: the #69 Peavey EVH Wolfgang given to him by Eddie Van Halen. 

Becker – who was diagnosed with ALS in 1989 – is selling the instrument to raise money for his ongoing care, which costs north of $100,000 a year. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.