Eddie Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” Guitar

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Everything about Van Halen’s 1984 hit single “Hot for Teacher” is unforgettable, from Alex’s chugging double bass drum performance, to that incredible music video, to Eddie’s ripping guitar solo—performed on the very guitar that you see in front of you now. If you have a spare couple of million bucks lying around, it could be the crown jewel of your rock star memorabilia collection.

Yep, this custom-made double-cut Strat was used by Eddie Van Halen both onstage and in the filming of the music video, it’s equipped with a double-coil Seymour Duncan humbucker pickup, volume control, Floyd Rose bridge with whammy bar, and unvarnished 22 fret maple bolt-on neck, and bidding for it starts at a cool 1.8 million dollars. It was also the last guitar that Paul Unkert made for Kramer Guitars, further increasing its rarity.

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