The guitar Eddie Van Halen gifted Jason Becker is going up for auction
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    “Jason’s most treasured instrument”: The guitar Eddie Van Halen gifted Jason Becker during their emotional first meeting is heading to auction


    The Peavey Wolfgang was signed and played by Van Halen during his 1996 visit to Becker's house, and is being sold to raise funds for Becker's ongoing medical care.

    Jason Becker is putting his “most treasured instrument” – the #69 Peavey EVH Wolfgang given to him by Eddie Van Halen – up for auction to raise funds for his ongoing medical care.

    Becker – who was diagnosed with ALS in 1989 – initially put the guitar up for sale via a broker earlier this year, but now it seems as though the instrument will be sold to the highest bidder when it goes under the hammer on December 14.

    The electric guitar itself is an especially significant and meaningful six-string, and we imagine Becker would not part with it lightly. As for the guitar's story, it was gifted to Becker by Van Halen himself when the pair had their first meeting on August 31, 1996.

    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/jas...lfgang-auction

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    Best of luck to Jason!

    Hopefully it will help a lot with his treatment!!
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    This feels like winning the 50/50 raffle at the charity dinner. You "win" and then give your winnings back to the cause. I would have a hard time buying a treasured guitar from a guy dying from ALS who needs the money for treatment to live and getting any satisfaction from it.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Irsay probably eyeing this one

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    Would be cool if Wolfie could buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    This feels like winning the 50/50 raffle at the charity dinner. You "win" and then give your winnings back to the cause. I would have a hard time buying a treasured guitar from a guy dying from ALS who needs the money for treatment to live and getting any satisfaction from it.
    Agreed!!

    This is exactly what I'd do - Jason deserves all the best. What a warrior!!
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