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Eddie Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” guitar up for auction

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The guitar Eddie Van Halen played in Van Halen‘s “Hot for Teacher” video is going up for auction.

Created specifically for Eddie by Paul Unkert of Kramer Guitars, the “Hot for Teacher” axe was one of Van Halen’s main guitars between 1983 and 1984. In the “Hot for Teacher” video, Eddie memorably shreds the song’s solo on the guitar while walking across desks in a library.

The auction begins at $1.8 million, and is expected to fetch between $2 million and $3 million. It’s open until April 18 via Sotheby’s.

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