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Designs To Rival "The Wolfgang" By Eddie Van Halen

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Rockstar Eddie Van Halen claims he has reinvented the guitar. The Van Halen lead designed what he calls "the Wolfgang," named after his son, who is also the band's current bassist.

Eddie Van Halen was sick of his guitars wearing down, breaking or malfunctioning, so he decided to take matters into his own hands.

"On the Wolfgang, frets are fashioned of stainless steel, and metal gadgets are custom-made by a company that specializes in medical tools," CNN says. "Sections of wood are left unpainted so the instrument can breathe and age -- 'like a Stradivarius,' the 54-year-old musician explains with a degree of pride."

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