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EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption 2022 - Present - Black / White Stripe Relic

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption 2022 - Present - Black / White Stripe Relic

Regular price $1,395.99 USD
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On the cover of Van Halen’s 1978 eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped Strat-style guitar towards the camera as if he’s showing you the future. He played this guitar on his unprecedented and mind-blowing “Eruption” guitar solo, thus its nickname, and almost immediately, this monumental instrument became a timeless icon, symbolic of a paradigm shift in guitar-driven rock and roll.


Back when this trailblazing album first appeared, nobody had ever seen or heard a guitar like that because no such guitar ever existed. What was this? You couldn’t buy one.


That’s because he made it himself. The 22-year-old Eddie Van Halen had the mind of not only a great musician, but also of an innovative inventor—a constant tinkerer who was always messing with his gear. Eddie would say it was out of necessity as no off-the-shelf guitar had the features he needed to really do his job and realize his full potential. So, he took matters into his own capable hands — refretting the neck, installing a humbucking pickup which he potted in paraffin wax, as well a single master volume knob (famously labeled as “Tone”), brass nut and tailpiece from a ’58 Strat, cutting out and mounting his own homemade black and of course, coming up with iconic striped motif.


The all-new EVH Striped Series ’78 Eruption guitar combines many of those famed mods along with modernized features and a relic treatment.

The Stratocaster-style body sports Eddie’s famed white-and-black-striped paint job and has been paired to a quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish. The 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets was designed for fast and furious playing styles with maximum comfort, while a heel-mount truss rod wheel makes for time-saving neck adjustments.


A single EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup provides classic Eddie Van Halen guitar tone – from crystal cleans to fat and rich mids and lows, while the brass nut and six-saddle vintage Fender Stratocaster synchronized tremolo bridge with a 43mm brass block allow for authentic EVH tone.

Other features include a skirted white Strat-style volume control knob (labeled “tone”) with 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot and treble bleed circuit, black pickguard, chrome hardware, oversized strap buttons, EVH neck plate and larger, ‘70s-style licensed Fender Strat headstock with gold EVH logo.


Product Features

  • Serial #: EVH21183XX
  • Weight: 7lbs 11.2oz
  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
  • Neck Thickness: .790" at 3rd Fret & .810" at 12th Fret
  • Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: EVH Modified "C" Backshape
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Brass
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender Strat Synchronized Tremolo with 43mm Brass Block
  • Hardware Finish: Relic'd Chrome
  • Tremolo Arm: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tremolo Block: Brass
  • Tuning Machines: EVH-Branded Gotoh
  • Bridge Pickup: EVH Wolfgang Humbucking
  • Includes EVH Striped Series Gig Bag

Attributes

  • Type: Solid Body Electric Guitar
  • Color: White with Black Stripes Relic
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Top Wood: Basswood
  • Bridge: Synchronized Tremolo
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Style: S
  • Model Name: Striped Series 78 Eruption
  • Bag or Case Included?: Yes


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