A guitar played by Eddie Van Halen was donated this week to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
The “Frank 2” guitar was donated to the museum on Monday and was used by Van Halen during the 2007-2008 North American tour with David Lee Roth as lead singer.
The guitar, colored in red, white and black is a replica of the original “Frankenstein” guitar that Van Halen originally used when touring, tours that spanned more than 30 tours.
The original Frankenstein guitar was built by Van Halen to meet his own performance needs.
At this time the guitar is not slated for public display and officials have not said whether it would be put out for public viewing anytime soon.