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EVH Striped Series ’78 Eruption – White with Black Stripes

Serial Number: EVH2115994
Weight: 7 lbs 5 oz

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.

Other features include:

  • Model Number 5107900576
  • Series Striped Series
  • Color White with Black Stripes Relic
  • Number of Strings 6
  • Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body Finish Lacquer
  • Body Shape Other
  • Body Material Basswood
  • Bridge Pickup EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
  • Pickup Color Black
  • Controls Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit
  • Pickup Switching None
  • Pickup Configuration H
  • 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
  • Fret Size Jumbo
  • Nut Material Brass
  • Nut Width 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
  • Position Inlays Black Dot
  • Side Dots Black
  • Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
  • Truss Rod Wrench 2.5 mm Hex
  • String Trees Single Wing with Tall Metal Spacer
  • Headstock Large ’70s-Style Licensed Fender® Strat®
  • Neck Plate 4-Bolt Standard
  • Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender® Strat® Synchronized Tremolo with 43mm Brass Block
  • Hardware Finish Reliced Chrome
  • Tremolo Arm Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tremolo Block Brass
  • Tuning Machines EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
  • Pickguard 1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs White Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labeled “Tone”)
  • Strings EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Strap Buttons Oversized
  • Case/Gig Bag EVH® Striped Series Gig Bag (P/N 022-7742-100) Included; Optional EVH® Striped Hardshell (P/N 022-6100-506)
  • Included Accessories Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys, User Manual, & EVH® Striped Series Gig Bag
  • 7 lbs 5 oz
  • EVH2115994

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$1,899.99

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