Julien’s Auctions just held the “Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll”, on December 1st and 2nd. The event took place live in Beverly Hills as well as online at juliensauctions.com.
The auction had over 900 pieces of music memorabilia from icons such as: Eddie Van Halen, Kurt Cobain, Bob Marley, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and The Who, are just some of the music legends.
The highest selling item of the night was one of Eddie Van Halen’s guitars, that was gifted to a friend. The customized Kramer electric guitar was built by Eddie and his guitar tech Matt Bruck. The guitar sold for $231,250.
Two other of Eddie’s guitars were also up for sale. A 2004 EVH Charvel Art Series electric guitar that sold for $140,800 and a prop guitar that was used in the “Hot For Teacher” video, sold for $50,000.
After news broke today about the guitars being auctioned off, Wolfgang sent out a tweet saying:
“The headline should read:
‘Three guitars that are striped were sold at an auction for charity.’
They weren’t stage guitars.
I had nothing to do with this.
I don’t EVER plan on selling any of my father’s iconic guitars.
The only place they’d possibly belong in is a museum.”
As news has picked up about the sale of the guitars, Wolfgang has taken to social media to shed some light on the subject. Apparently the guitar that was sold for over $200k, was a gift to Bryan Cush, a restaurant owner in Shreveport, Louisiana who has passed away. According to someone who states they are the lawyer for Mr. Cush’s estate, this guitar was not to be sold and they are fighting to get it back to the family.
Wolfgang is rightfully upset that people are trying to profit off of his father’s passing. He actually replied to Loudwire’s Instagram post giving his thoughts on the auction. You can see his response below.