Who shrank Eddie Van Halen’s Ibanez Destroyer?!
Very rare shot of Eddie in Japan. Photo by Koh Hasebe, 1979. We don’t know anything about the miniature guitar above, but below is a photo of Wolfgang holding the real thing, which he calls simply, “My favorite.”
Most Van Halen fans first saw a black-and-white image of Ed’s Ibanez Destroyer on the cover of 1980’s Women and Children First. Its pickguard was removed and it was heavily modified with a Les Paul-style volume knob, a filled-in hole for the middle knob, and most notably, a rear cutaway that Eddie carved himself with a chain saw.
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