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EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - White with Black Stripes Relic

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - White with Black Stripes Relic

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Price: £1,299.00

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - White with Black Stripes Relic

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 as if it too had gone out for the first Van Halen world tour - from the paint job to the neck, fingerboard, pickup, bridge and hardware.

Its basswood 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.

Features: EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - White with Black Stripes Relic

  • 25.5" scale length
  • Basswood Strat-style body
  • Bolt-on quartersawn maple reliced neck with hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish
  • 12"-16" compound radius reliced maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays
  • Brass nut
  • Heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel
  • Reliced EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup
  • Six-saddle vintage Fender Stratocaster synchronized tremolo bridge with a 43mm brass block
  • White skirted Strat-style volume knob with 500K EVH Bourns Low Friction Pot and treble bleed circuit; Reads as "Tone"
  • EVH-branded neck plate and oversized strap buttons
  • Black pickguard
  • Strat-style output jack plate
  • Available in a White with Black Stripes reliced finish with reliced chrome hardware and '70s-style licensed Fender Strat headstock with gold EVH logo
  • EVH striped gig bag included

Specifications - EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - White with Black Stripes Relic

General

  • Model Number: 5107900576
  • Series: Striped Series
  • Colour: White with Black Stripes Relic
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Orientation: Right-Hand

Body

  • Body Finish: Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Other
  • Body Material: Basswood

Neck

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
  • Neck Thickness: .790" at 3rd fret & .880" at 12th fret
  • Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: EVH Modified "C" Backshape
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • 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" (42.86mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Side Dots: Black
  • Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
  • String Trees: Single Wing with Tall Metal Spacer
  • Headstock: Large '70s-Style Licensed Fender Strat

Hardware

  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender Strat Synchronized Tremolo with 43mm Brass Block
  • Hardware Finish: Reliced Chrome
  • Tremolo Arm: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tuning Machines: EVH-Branded Gotoh
  • Control Knobs: White Stratocaster-Style Skirt (Labelled "Tone")

Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: EVH Wolfgang Humbucking
  • Controls: Volume (500K EVH Bourns Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit
  • Pickup Configuration: H

Miscellaneous

  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Strap Buttons: Oversized

Accessories

  • Case/Gig Bag: EVH Striped Series Gig Bag (P/N 022-7742-100) Included; Optional EVH Striped Hardshell (P/N 022-6100-506)

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