Eddie Van Halen is credited with influencing music, bands, and the way the guitar was played. Not many people are aware of the influence he had on the making of guitars, and amps. He wired his own guitar, painted it, and now with his own line of guitars and amps he finally has what he wants to play.

I've always wondered things about him, like what he was thinking when he made the guitar. What he was thinking when he put together the amp and sound and what it was like being in the band in the early days.

He even lets the cat out of the bag about Wolfie's new album. What it's like to be an American is the series from the Smithsonian, enjoy.