Eddie Van Halen's 5150 Steinberger Guitar Restored!


Fans of the Sammy Hagar era of Van Halen will no doubt remember Eddie Van Halen's Steinberger GL2T. The guitar was painted to resemble Ed's iconic "Frankenstein" Kramer complete with black and white stripes on a red body. It was used to record 5 Van Halen songs including "Get Up," "Summer Nights," "Pleasure Dome," "Fire In The Hole," and "Me Wise Magic," the first song recorded after the band re-united with David Lee Roth. Needless to say the guitar is a piece of rock 'n' roll history and apparently Ed thinks so too. In November he brought the guitar (that was in dismal shape) to luthier Jeff Babicz (who originally customized the guitar) for a complete restoration. Rumor has it that the guitar may see action on the upcoming Van Halen tour.

Visit the Van Halen News Desk at www.vhnd.com (click here) to read the whole story. In the mean time check out the video here from Van Halen's 1986 "Live Without A Net" tour that features Ed's Steinberger on "Summer Nights."




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