“It felt like a really special moment to celebrate by using the Frankenstein. It was like having my dad right there with me”: Wolfgang Van Halen on how it felt to use Eddie’s OG Frankie and Marshall rig to record one of Mammoth WVH’s standout solos

Wolfgang Van Halen and Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein guitar
(Image credit: Scott Legato/Getty Images/Future)

Earlier this year, Wolfgang Van Halen dropped Take a Bow – an epic Mammoth WVH track for which he used not only Eddie Van Halen’s iconic Frankenstein electric guitar, but also his father’s OG Marshall amp rig.

It proved to be one of the most memorable tracks from his latest album, Mammoth II (and, indeed, one of the most special Mammoth WVH tracks outright), with Wolfgang dusting off the revered duo for the track’s knockout two-hand-tapping-heavy guitar solo.

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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.

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