Van Halen’s Guitar Headed to Smithsonian
One of Eddie Van Halen's guitars will have a home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The museum announced Monday that it has acquired the "Frank 2" guitar that Van Halen used during his 2007 - 2008 North American tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth. 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.