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EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric Guitar in White with Black Stripes Relic

Features a single EVH® Wolfgang® humbucker pickup!

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    Product Description

    Here's what EVH say about the Striped Series '78 Eruption

    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 labelled 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 (labelled “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.

    Specifications

    Body

    • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
    • Body Material: Basswood
    • Finish: Lacquer

    Neck

    • Material: Quartersawn Maple
    • Profile: EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material: Maple
    • Fingerboard Radius: 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
    • Headstock: Large '70s-Style Licensed Fender® Strat®
    • Number Of Frets: 22
    • Frets: Jumbo
    • Nut Material: Brass
    • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
    • Inlays: Black Dot
    • Joint: Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
    • Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane

    Hardware

    • Finish: Relic'ed Chrome
    • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender® Strat® Synchronized Tremolo with 43mm Brass Block
    • Tuning Machines: EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
    • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
    • Truss Rod: Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
    • Control Knobs: White Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labelled "Tone")
    • Strap Buttons: Oversized

    Electronics

    • Bridge Pickup: EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
    • Controls: Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit
    • Switching: None
    • Output Jack: 1/4"

    Miscellaneous

    • Strings Gauge: EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
    • Case: None
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