Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Van Halen: signed David Lee Roth guitar on eBay

An acoustic guitar previously owned – and signed - by David Lee Roth of Van Halen is available on eBay.

A Larrivee 12 string guitar, with original hard shell case, pre-owned by Roth, is hand painted with an image of Diamond Dave.

The auction details report that this is not a guitar someone walked up to DLR with and had it signed.

“Roth donated this to Steve Vai & Favored Nations, (Steve's record label and company) to raise funds for Hollywood Arts for kids in need of music related help, such as schooling in the Los Angeles area.

I was the winning bidder earlier this year..The guitar has the original strings and there is the capo & slide and paperwork in the case. It's been untouched since I received it, with the exception of taking pictures. It was to be a center piece at a recording studio here, but further projects demand I sell it, among others.

It is a One-Of-A-Kind piece from an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as one of the premiere vocalists in modern Rock history, co-founder of the original Van Halen and currently back in the Van Halen line-up. You can buy a cheap copy of some guitar signed with sketchy verification, or get the real deal backed up with a copy of the Thankyou from Hollywood Arts for my involvement.”

Check out the Roth guitar auction on eBay here.

Van Halen – Ice Cream Man
US Festival ‘83
Glen Helen Regional Park - Devore, CA – May 29, 1983