The guitar was gifted by Eddie in 1988 to Tom Weber, a man who would – 19 years later – become his guitar tech.
The previously unreleased video shows EVH testing out the riff for the 'Balance' tune at 5150 Studios in the mid-80s.
Eddie, it turns out, thought much higher of the tones he created with his own 5150 designs than those he made with his '68 Marshall Super Lead.
According to Lukather, when "intense uber-shredding" became trendy, "Ed was sitting there going, ‘I created a monster, fuck!’”
Eddie used the guitar – a tribute to his iconic "Bumblebee" model – onstage at a 2012 Van Halen show in Tacoma, Washington.
Lynch jammed on "Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love" during a recent appearance at the Dallas International Guitar Festival.
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