Music Gear News
Eddie Van Halen's special Fender given to museum
A specially-designed Fender electric guitar played by Eddie Van Halen is to go on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
In the mid-1970s, Van Halen realised there was no guitar on the market that catered to his specific needs and desire to create a signature sound.
He went on to construct the 'Frankenstein' model, combining a number of elements from long-established guitar designs into a single instrument, reports the official Fender blog FrontRow.
In 2006, after more than 30 years of service, the Frankenstein was retired and replaced with an exact replica created by Fender for Van Halen.
Known as the 'Frank 2', the electric guitar will now be housed in Division of Culture and the Arts at the National Museum.
Brent Glass, director of the institution, said: "The museum collects objects that are multidimensional and this guitar reflects innovation, talent and influence.
"The guitar moves the museum's instrument collections into more contemporary history."
Van Halen is best-known as the co-founder and lead guitarist in the band which bears his surname.
The rockers remain highly popular to this day, with more than one million fans signed up to their official Facebook page.
Start Saving Money On Musical Instruments Now
ÂPosted on 9 Feb 2011 14:49 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity
Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017
A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed
Recent Music News
Paving the path for unique high quality drum stools, Roc 'n' Soc's products cater to caters comfort and overall playing experience.
With great discounts on Toontrack EZmix 2 Mix Software, Toontrack EZmix 2 Mixing Software EZmix Preset Pack Bundle and Toontrack EZmix Presets Bundle for EZMix 2 Mixing Software the choice for great and affordable mixing software has never been clearer!
Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table
With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.
His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material
Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package