Rocker Eddie Van Halen is auctioning one of his guitars to raise funds for a children's charity based in Los Angeles.

Van Halen has owned the instrument since 1999 and it was one of the first Wolfgang guitars ever produced.

The Dutch rocker is to personalize his axe for the successful bidder when it is sold on CharityBuzz.com for Drop In The Bucket, which raises money for needy children across the world.
 
The guitar, which comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Van Halen, is expected to raise $10,000 by the time bidding closes on January 19th.