Watch Dweezil Zappa Show Off Eddie Van Halen’s ‘Rasta Guitar’

Dweezil Zappa recently stopped by famed guitar shop Norman’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, California with a  special instrument: Eddie Van Halen’s “Rasta Guitar.” The instrument was painted by Van Halen in a signature red-white-yellow-green-black striped pattern back on the tour for the band’s 1981 album Fair Warning.

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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.