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3 of Eddie Van Halen's guitars sell for more than $400,000 at auction

3 of Eddie Van Halen's guitars sell for more than $400,000 at auction
Posted at 7:07 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 09:29:12-05

A trio of guitars designed and played by the late Eddie Van Halen sold for $422,000 at auction earlier this week, according to Rolling Stone and Billboard.

Van Halen's guitars were among the top-selling items at Julien's Auctions' annual Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock 'n' Roll Auction.

According to Rolling Stone, a custom Van Halen guitar designed in conjunction with guitar tech Matt Bruck sold for $231,250. Two other guitars also played by the rock legend sold for $140,000 and $50,000.

Van Halen died of cancer in October. He was 65.

Among the other items sold at the event were guitars that had been smashed on stage by rocker Kurt Cobain which sold for a combine $280,000. A Bob Marley guitar — the first of its kind to come to auction — sold for $154,400, and an Octavia pedal used by Jimi Hendrix sold for more than $70,000.

In addition, a crystal-studded glove worn by Michael Jackson sold for nearly $77,000, and a jacket once worn by Lady Gaga sold for $6,400.