Wolfgang Van Halen criticizes EVH guitar auction: "The only place they’d possibly belong is in a museum"

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

Three Eddie Van Halen electric guitars, including an EVH Charvel Art Series electric and a red-black-white Kramer built by Ed himself, recently sold at Julien’s Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘n’ Roll auction for a combined $422,000.

One person who was less than thrilled with the sale, however, was Van Halen’s son, Wolfgang, who took issue with how the instruments were characterized.

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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.