Eddie VanHalen at the Smithsonian

Necessity is the source of Eddie VanHalen’s inventions page .

YOUTUBE yb26D8bBZB8 Eddie VanHalen with Denise Quan - March 2017

> Rock legend Eddie Van Halen didn’t set out to change the way the guitar was played. But, as he explained to a standing-room-only crowd at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, music shaped his life—and his life shaped his music—in unexpected ways from his very first performances.

Many interesting parallels between the apex of guitar sounds and the apex of computer programming.

Long video. Fast forward to how Eddie combined a Gibson guitar and a seconds Fender Stratocaster body and neck to make his own guitar [video 14:20].