March 27, 2021 – In what appears to be the latest in several auctions bent on cashing in on Edward Van Halen’s passing, a Peavey Wolfgang™ guitar signed by Eddie will be put up for auction.
The first auction featured guitars that were given to friends, or high bidders of the Charvel Art Series guitars back in 2004 or video props. It was conducted a mere two weeks to the day after the legendary guitarist’s passing. The newest auction features the Wolfgang guitar signed and given to House Of Petals owner Joey House. According to the House of Petals website; “He created these House of Petals guitars out of the love and passion we had. We would sit in the garden of House of Petals, play music, laugh and talk late into the night. I will continue to cherish these unforgettable memories forever. “Eddie would ask me to come over and watch him create and build guitars. It was so fascinating to watch him build and sculpt guitars from scratch. It was one of his fun creative outlets. These guitars are such a beautiful representation of his creativity, love, joy and passion. He will always be cherished and missed. He was such a magical human being and profound artist and musician, continuing to be alive in all of our hearts forever, cherished and missed incredibly for all of our lifetime.”
According to House’ website, Joey and Van Halen were supposedly engaged but upon research, the party where Edward played this guitar was attended by Eddie’s girlfriend and future wife – Janie Lisewski.
The sale includes the guitar, the factory Peavey case and one of Eddie’s picks. It doesn’t state whether Eddie actually used the pick or not.
Bids are being taken in the form of sealed bids. No mention is made whether proceeds of the sale of the guitar will be given to charity. It appears not as of this writing. Bids are being taken now and bidding ends on March 31st at 11:51:50 PM. The winning bidder will be announced on April 2.
What’s your opinion of the auctioning of guitars given to friends by Eddie Van Halen being sold so soon after his passing?