Eddie Van Halen guitars sell for $422,000 at auction

by WENN December 3rd, 2020, 1:00 pm


Three Eddie Van Halen guitars were sold for more than $422,000 at auction.

The late rocker's customised Kramer electric guitar sold for $231,250, while his 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar fetched a winning bid of $140,800 . And a prop guitar used by child actor Bryan Hitchcock to play a young Eddie in Van Halen's Hot for Teacher video sold for $50,000 at Julien's Auctions' annual Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock 'n' Roll Auction.

Among the other 900 items sold during the auction included two Fender guitars smashed by Nirvana legend Kurt Cobain, which fetched a combined $281,600 , and an acoustic guitar played by and signed by Paul McCartney sold for $54,400 .

The guitar icon lost his battle with cancer in October, following a storied career that saw him live life in the fast lane on and off stage.