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Van Halen’s guitar given to Smithsonian museum

YEAH, WE KNOW THAT ITS NOT COUNTRY! BUT! WE HONOR THE TALENT AND HIS WEAPON OF CHOICE!

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© Hugh Talman, Smithsonian's National Museum of AmerEddie Van Halen's "Frank

One of the guitars belongs to Edward Van Halen will have a new home at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

It was announced on Monday that the museum has acquired the “Frank 2″ guitar that Van Halen used during his 2007-2008 North American tour.

The red, white and black guitar is a replica of the original “Frankenstein” guitar that Van Halen used for more than 30 years. Van Halen constructed the “Frankenstein” guitar himself to suit his playing style.

His talent, innovation and influence has touched many musician in all styles of music. This guitar “Frank 2″ will be a part of the Smithsonian’s instrument collection as a more contemporary piece.

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