I never thought I’d sell it, but I need to buy something else. I don’t really want to part with it, but I have a feeling there is another Van Halen fan out there who plays guitar and would appreciate it even more than I do. This one has just been carefully put away since I first bought it, and rarely comes out to show to friends. It really deserves a nice glass-front display case to hang on a wall in a rec-room or den.
It is a Gibson Les Paul Gold Top in mint condition. I bought it from Legends In Time Memorabilia, Inc. in Vancouver in March of 2000. It was signed by Van Halen in 1996 when they were together making the Best Of Van Halen album.
It has no scratches, no dings, no chips, nothing.
It is signed by Edward Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony and David Lee Roth. All signatures were made in black Sharpie marker, and all are pristine and haven’t been touched. The guitar was played once for two songs at a small show by my friend Doug. He is an experienced and accomplished musician and he said he thoroughly enjoyed playing it. He said it was one of the nicest set-up guitars of its breed he has ever picked up and just jammed on.
I wouldn’t recommend playing a signed guitar, at least not very often. The major value includes the pristine signatures, no doubt about it.
It includes the orginal Cerificate of Authenticity issued by the Universal Autograph Collectors Club. I’ll also include a padded cordura-nylon Baxstage gig bag with it, to help in shipping it. I’ll have my local guitar shop help me pack it for shipping, just to make sure it travels to you exactly the way it is now.
There are not many EVH Guitar For Sale guitars out there signed by the original Van Halen crew, and few that I have seen on a guitar as nice as this one. Asking price is $2950, but willing to negotiate.