Guitar Eddie Van Halen Gifted Jerry Cantrell Went Missing for 20 Years

DETROIT – APRIL 5: American musician, songwriter, producer, and inventor Eddie Van Halen (1955-2020) plays his custom Kramer Frankenstrat guitar at Cobo Arena during Van Halen’s “1984 Tour” on April 5, 1984, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Ross Marino/Getty).

Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell recently discussed the guitar Eddie Van Halen gave him-and how it went missing for two decades. Talking with Guitar World, Cantrell said that two guitars Van Halen gave him while the bands were touring together  “mean the world” to him.

While Cantrell revealed that one of those guitars was stolen, he said that he “just got it back a few years ago.”

“A couple of AIC fans and collectors tracked it down and tried to do a sting on this kid who had it and was trying to sell it,” Cantrell said.

Have you ever been able to recover something stolen from you? Do you have anything given to you that you try to protect from being stolen?




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