VAN HALEN’s Eddie Van Halen Showcases Collection In New Guitar Aficionado Interview

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Posted on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 at 18:07:54 EST

The VAN HALEN News Desk is reporting that guitarist Eddie Van Halen will be on the cover of the January/February 2014 issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine and in it he details his extensive guitar collection and his fascination with the tools of his trade.

An excerpt from the story has Eddie explaining his world famous Frankenstein guitar: “What trips me out about this guitar is that when I painted it red, that made it more famous. A lot of people still don’t know that it’s the same guitar as the black-and-white guitar on the cover of the first Van Halen album. That guitar went through a lot of different phases and changes. On the first record, it had a stock vintage Fender Strat vibrato, then the Floyd came around, and then I added the dummy pickup at the neck. I kept changing it because I was tired of people copying my guitar.”

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