Now, five more of the guitars – each hand-striped by Eddie Van Halen and played briefly onstage at Van Halen shows between 2004 and 2012 – have gone under the hammer, selling for over $210,000 combined.
Put up for sale by Julien's Auctions, each of the guitars features a maple neck and fretboard, Stratocaster-style body, Floyd Rose tremolo system, single volume control, single humbucker pickup, and a locking nut. Each of the models was also sold with an accompanying photograph showing Eddie Van Halen using it onstage.
The group includes a black-and-silver striped model – played onstage at Van Halen's May 22, 2012 show at Kansas City's Sprint Center – with an inscription from Eddie that reads “Last one!” indicating that the guitar was quite possibly the last Art Series model Eddie ever used live. It sold for $51,200.
Two Bumblebee-inspired black-and-yellow striped Charvels – used at shows in Las Vegas in 2004 and 2007 – sold for $38,400 and $41,600, respectively, while a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-style guitar sold for $40,625.
Finally, a unique reverse Bumblebee – used at Van Halen's February 6, 2008 show at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa – sold for $38,400.
Along with the aforementioned photos, each of the guitars was accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
For more info on the guitars, stop by juliensauctions.com.
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