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Gallery: Van Halen Live Gear 2012

Inside Eddie and Wolfgang''s rigs.

EVH Frankenstein Reissue

EVH Frankenstein Reissue
Of the seven guitars in Eddie's guitar boat on April 27th, this faithful recreation of his original Frankenstein guitar was just one of two red-white-and-black axes. Its only apparent departure from the original look is its EVH Wolfgang neck (it even has a screwed-on quarter and the original's over-routed bridge-pickup cavity).

When PG caught up with Van Halen before their April 27, 2012, performance at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, the only thing more thrilling than getting a guided tour of Eddie’s and Wolfgang’s rigs from their techs, Craig DeFalco and Jim Survis, was getting to sit through soundcheck and hear Ed, Wolf, and Alex pound out flawless versions of classics such as “Unchained” and “Runnin’ with the Devil.” Sadly, we can’t share the unreal listening experience with you—but we can share our great shots of their gear. Enjoy!