Quantcast Ryan's Guitars: $22,500 Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Replica!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

$22,500 Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Replica!!

No, I didn't actually buy it. :) I wish I could have, though. This thing was awesome to behold... an exact replica of the guitar that the man Himself made. It was stunning to see all the detail that they were able to put into this thing... and what stunned me the most was just how "real" and "frankenstein" it looked in person. I think most of us are used to seeing this guitar in photos of Eddie playing, posing for ads, etc. But to see this guitar in person it literally looks like a cheap, slapped-together piece of crap (and it is!).

And that is one of the many inspirations of Eddie Van Halen on my playing. That he could actually put together a guitar made of cheap, second-hand parts and still play like a virtuoso on it is a testament to skill and talent over quality of instrument, or "name brand" labels. If you're good you can make music on anything.

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