25 most iconic guitars ever
Kramer Frankenstrat (1983)
Like many guitarists, Eddie Van Halen made his own axe. He wanted the comfort and lightness of a Strat, with the ballsy tone and high output of Gibson’s humbucker pickups. The distinctive paint job was also Eddie’s own and, while many companies have since replicated it, Kramer was first to do so with EVH's blessing.
Eddie Van Halen double-handedly tapped his way to greatness on his own garage-built axe, but he’s the only person we can rightly attribute with the success of the Frankenstrat.