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    Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:29:36

    Eddie Van Halen's Guitar Donated to Smithsonian - It's a "Frank 2"

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    An Eddie Van Halen "Frank 2" guitar has been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The axe was used during the band's 2007-2008 North American tour with original singer David Lee Roth. I attended the NYC/NJ show and I was happy to see DLR back with EVH.

    The red, white and black guitar is a replica of the original "Frankenstein" guitar that Van Halen used for more than 30 years. Van Halen constructed the "Frankenstein" guitar himself to suit his playing style, reports The Associated Press.

    Museum director Brent Glass says the guitar reflects Van Halen's innovation, talent and influence. It will be part of the museum's instrument collection as a more contemporary piece.

    What do you think of Eddie Van Halen's guitar being in the Smithsonian?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    02.09.11




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