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Van Halen Guitar Headed to Smithsonian Institution

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Frank 2 — a replica version of Eddie Van Halen’s signature red, white and black ‘Frankenstein’ guitar that was actually used during Van Halen‘s 2007-2008 reunion tour with original vocalist David Lee Roth — is headed to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

EVH constructed the guitar himself more than 30 years ago. The guitar is viewed by museum curators as a contemporary piece, and that is why the axe is being preserved.

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