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Eddie Van Halen 1982, illustrated here at the Oakland Coliseum Arena on September 15, 1982 with his Frankenstrat II, age 27.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was an American musician and songwriter. He was the main songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist of the American rock band Van Halen, which he co-founded in 1972 with his brother, drummer Alex Van Halen, bassist Mark Stone, and singer David Lee Roth.
He is regarded as one of the all-time greatest guitar players in rock history and was well known for popularizing the tapping guitar solo technique, allowing rapid arpeggios to be played with two hands on the fretboard.
He is most associated with the Frankenstrat (also known as “Frankie”), a custom guitar he built from parts. Its name is a portmanteau of Frankenstein, the fictional doctor who created a monster by combining body parts of the recently deceased, and the Stratocaster, a model of electric guitar made by Fender.
The maple neck cost $80, while the ash body was bought for $50 as the wood had a knot in it. The tremolo arm was originally taken from a 1958 Fender Stratocaster, and was later replaced with a Floyd Rose arm.
The guitar had a single Gibson PAF (patent applied for) bridge pickup from a Gibson ES-335, which he enclosed with paraffin wax to prevent feedback.
The Frankenstrat was originally painted black, but was recoated with Schwinn red bicycle paint in 1979.
Eddie was hospitalized in 2019 after battling throat cancer over the previous five years, and his ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli also mentioned a battle with lung cancer in an Instagram post shortly after his death.
He died of a stroke at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on October 6, 2020, at the age of 65.
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