Eddie Van Halen’s Original Guitar Body Rest Patent Up for Sale
Eddie Van HalenThe musical genius of is undisputed – it turns out the guy was a bit of a design wizard too, and the inner workings of his iconic inventions may soon be yours.
Souvenir collector Eric kuck tells TMZ … it has an original US patent submitted by Eddie in 1985. It includes a mockup submitted by Eddie for his “musical instrument stand” device, which is actually just a guitar body rest that allowed him to free both hands.
Kuck says he has the OG designs – which are very detailed and totally radiant – as well as the Certificate of Authenticity with Eddie’s John Hancock … so people know it’s legit.
Kuck plans to sell it in a silent auction at his Tampa-area brother’s business, Carrollwood Fine Wine and Spirits – auctions are October 15 through November 15.
Ideally, Kuck wants someone from Eddie’s own family to mark his treasure. He would be willing to work with the Van Halen family on a deal if they were interested.
As for how much patent documentation could fetch, Kuck tells us the sky’s the limit … especially since Eddie passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. FWIW, Kuck says he paid $ 800 for the paperwork about 15 years ago through an auction … obviously it would be worth a lot more now.
One more thing … Kuck says a portion of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society and the Free Rider Fellowship Church in Plant City, Florida.
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