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EVH Eddie Van Halen Limited Edition '79 Bumblebee Reissue Electric Guitar (with Case), Black with Yellow Stripe, Scratch and Dent

Crafted especially for the world's biggest Van Halen fans, this '79 Bumblebee has been painstakingly crafted to look and feel exactly like the real deal! Rate and review this product
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EVH Eddie Van Halen Bumblebee Black with Yellow Stripe

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Features: What it does for you:
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Birdseye maple fretboard Beautiful grain; delivers clear and bright tone
Jumbo frets Makes bending strings easier
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength

EVH Eddie Van Halen Bumblebee

Eddie Van Halen's wildly iconic black-with-yellow stripes Strat-style guitar made its official debut on the cover of the 1979 album Van Halen II. “Bumblebee,” as it would affectionately come to be known by fans, was heavily played by Eddie throughout Van Halen's 1979 world tour. 40 years later, EVH has meticulously recreated this world famous instrument in the form of the ’79 Bumblebee. Limited to only a 50-piece worldwide run, this tribute model EVH Eddie Van Halen Limited Edition '79 Bumblebee features all of the original specs including an ash Strat body, bolt-on birdseye maple neck with oiled back finish, straight 12” radius birdseye maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, katalox dots and black side dots, and skirted Strat-style “Tone” volume knob.

True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. All hardware has been replicated, including the custom brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, original period-correct Schaller tuning machines and side output jack.

Its black-with-yellow-stripes paint job has also been replicated to match the wear and tear from his year of touring, and is stylishly finished off with chrome hardware.Adding to the value and the once-in-a lifetime collector’s nature of this instrument, Eddie Van Halen signed the back of each headstock.

Arriving in a custom-made Anvil hardshell case, the package will also include '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, exclusive collector’s Bumblebee booklet, Young Guitar book Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979 and several autographed items including a certificate of authenticity, 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen and vinyl copy of Van Halen II.

Eddie Van Halen '79 Bumblebee Features:

- Birdseye Maple Fingerboard
- Custom-Made Anvil Hardshell Case
- Original Period-Correct Schaller Tuning Machines
- Ash Body

zZounds is an authorized dealer of EVH products.
- Series: Limited Edition
- Body Material: Ash
- Neck: Birdseye Maple
- Neck Finish: Oiled
- Fingerboard: Birdseye Maple, 12" (305 mm)
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Katalox Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Prototype Locking Nut, 1 11/16" (43 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Period-Correct Schaller with "S" Engraved
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: Period-Correct Prototype Non-Fine Tuner Locking Tremolo
- Bridge Pickup: EVH '79 Bumblebee
- Pickup Switching: None
- Controls: Volume
- Control Knobs: Stratocaster-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone")
- Hardware Finish: Chrome Relic (Unplated Tremolo)
- Strings: '70s-Era Fender Super Bullets (.009-.040 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Custom Anvil Hardshell with "Edward Van Halen" in Stenciled Lettering
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black with Yellow Stripe
Shipping Weight: 37 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5101079000
Scratch and Dent, Black with Yellow Stripe
Shipping Weight: 53 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 23 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5101079000
Blemished, Black with Yellow Stripe
Shipping Weight: 53 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 23 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5101079000
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
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