Eddie Van Halen has done a little interview with Smithsonian Magazine over his donation of ‘Frank 2,’ a replica of his original Frankie, to the museum. I don’t think Eddie would hand over just any old $25,000 Frankie replica – I wonder if this one is from his personal stash? He used a few of them on the most recent Van Halen tour and I doubt he’d give a guitar with relatively little sentimental value to something as prestigious as the Smithsonian.
Anyway, the interview’s pretty brief and there’s not much new info there, but it’s always cool to hear from EVH. Here’s a little snippet: