Video: Eddie Van Halen Demos Peavey Wolfgang Guitar at 1996 NAMM Show

April 2nd, 2014

How cool would it be to stumble upon the legendary Eddie Van Halen doing a guitar demo at a NAMM Show?

It happened in 1996, as this just-uploaded (March 14, 2014) video shows. The Van Halen guitarist was on hand to demo Peavey’s Wolfgang Standard model guitar.

Best of all, Van Halen takes requests from NAMM Show attendees as he fires off riff after riff. After about four and a half minutes, he invites a spectator up to the “stage” area to try out the guitar for himself. Don’t worry: The ax is back in Eddie’s hands by 5:38.


  • I remember seeing photos from this in a music magazine when i worked at a guitar shop in Berkeley, CA in 96.

    I played an EVH music man at the time and didn’t get to play a Peavey EVH till many years later, but met MR Peavey himself a year ago and he’s a very cool guy.

  • Jeff Taylor

    Tune that thing. haha no Eddie has the best rock articulation. both very strong hands and concept