This seems like a pretty easy choice.
The National Guitar Museum picked Eddie Van Halen as the recipient of its "Lifetime Achievement Award".
Normally, it's given to a living guitarist who has contributed to the legacy of guitar -- but this year they made an exception for Van Halen, who passed away in October.
The National Guitar Museum said, "It is perhaps fitting that we don't need to explain why Eddie is deserving of such an honor. Everyone who has ever heard his guitar playing knows."
Rolling Stone magazine ranked Eddie Van Halen No. 8 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all-time.