Eddie Van Halen’s guitars and extensive Prince collection are on display in upcoming auction
Five Eddie Van Halen guitars the late musical legend played and designed are among the mementoes set to go up for sale for Julien’s Auctions this weekend.
The musical instruments from the Charvel EVH Art Series are inscribed with dates Van Halen had played them and include certificates of authenticity, according to Julien’s.
According to the auction service, the ‘guitars have a conservative estimate of $30,000 – $50,000’ apiece.
The latest: Five Eddie Van Halen guitars the late musical legend played and designed are among the mementoes set to go up for sale for Julien’s Auctions this weekend, as well as outfits and an instrument from the late Prince
The auctions come about eight months after the death of the iconic rock star, who passed away October 6 at 65 after battling cancer.
In addition, a custom-designed Ludwig Drum Kit from Eddie’s brother Alex Van Halen will also be put on the block.
‘This kit from the 1980 Van Halen Invasion World Tour spent 5 years on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland,’ Alex said in a statement via the auction service.
The drum kit is ‘the only one like it in the world and I’m happy that 100% of the selling price will be going to charity via the Frangioni Foundation and Mr. Holland’s Opus,’ Alex said.
Treasure collection: The musical instruments from the Charvel EVH Art Series are inscribed with dates Van Halen had played them and certificates of authenticity
A set of custom Chuck Taylor Converse All Star high top sneakers Eddie owned are on sale
A signed red guitar from the iconic musician is one of the instruments on the block
Ensemble: More than 1,000 items, ranging from instruments to costumes and memorabilia will be for sale
A number of unique Prince items will be up for grabs include a 1994 blue Cloud guitar with an estimated value between $60,000 – $80,000; a 14K white gold necklace with 63 round diamonds with estimated value between $8,000 – $10,000; and multiple outfits the Purple Rain artist wore onstage.
The When Doves Cry artist died in April of 2016 at 57 following an accidental fentanyl overdose.
More than 1,000 items, ranging from instruments to costumes and memorabilia will be for sale, from artists including Madonna, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Whitney Houston, Cher, Lady Gaga, Elton John and others in the auctions.
‘This collection of fine and rare music collectibles is no exception and is one of our most exciting sales that is sure to make history once again on the auction stage,’ Julien’s executive director Martin Nolan said.
The auction will be held June 11-13 their Beverly Hills-based Julien’s Auctions and online at juliensauctions.com.
Custom made costumes used by Prince will be in the sale over the weekend
Stunning: Up for sale from the Prince lot is a 1994 blue Cloud guitar with an estimated value between $60,000 – $80,000
Tambourines the late 1999 singer used in concert are among the items up for grabs