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EVH Eddie Van Halen 78 Eruption Relic Van Halen Electric Guitar (with Case)

Built to mimic every detail of EVH's original black-and-white axe, the '78 Eruption Relic features a distressed finish and a single Frankenstein humbucker. Rate and review this product
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EVH Eddie Van Halen 78 Relic Black and White Stripes
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Features: What it does for you:
AAA-grade birdseye maple neck Artisan-grade wood enhances tone and beauty
Ash body Strong, snappy responsive tone
Birdseye maple fretboard Beautiful grain; delivers clear and bright tone
Jumbo frets Makes bending strings easier

EVH Eddie Van Halen 78 Relic

On the cover of Van Halen's 1978 eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped instrument towards the camera as if he's showing you the future. He played this guitar on his unprecedented and mind-blowing instrumental track "Eruption", hence its nickname, and almost immediately, this monumental instrument became a timeless icon, symbolic of a paradigm shift in guitar-driven rock and roll.

While many a fan has attempted to duplicate his guitar over the past 40 years, for the first time ever, EVH Gear has recreated Eddie Van Halen's hand-built axe right down to every nick and scratch, as well as his period-correct case and case candy items.

Limited to only 30 guitars worldwide, the '78 Eruption Relic model features all of the original specs including an ash Strat body, bolt-on maple neck with oiled back finish, straight 12" radius maple fingerboard with katalox face dots, black side dots and 21 mowed-down jumbo frets, hand-cut black pickguard, EVH Frankenstein humbucking bridge pickup, vintage Fender Stratocaster bridge with a Kluson brass block and Schaller tuning keys. Its white-with-black stripes motif paint job has been reliced to match the wear and tear from the band's first-ever world tour, and is stylishly finished off with distressed eye-screw strap hooks and a 61071 stamped neck plate.

In a true homage to this pivotal period, EVH has also recreated Eddie Van Halen's original G&G case (with reliced handle and latches) and loaded it up with the very items used by him at the time, such as '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, '78 chain strap and 3-in-One oil can. This model is also accompanied by an exclusive collector's booklet, a backstage pass vinyl cloth sticker, 8"x10" 1978 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen, signed certificate of authenticity and an autographed vinyl copy of Van Halen.

Feature

- Limited to only 30 pieces worldwide
- 25.5" scale length
- Ash Strat body
- Bolt-on maple neck with oiled back finis
- Straight 12" radius maple fingerboard with katalox dots and black side dots
- 21 ,owed-down (fretless wonder) jumbo frets
- Hand-cut black pickguard
- EVH Frankenstein humbucking bridge pickup
- Vintage Fender Stratocaster bridge with a Kluson brass block
- Eye-screw strap hooks
- Schaller tuning keys
- Reliced white-with-black stripes hand-painted lacquer finish
- 61071 Stamped Neck Plate

Case Candy

- Autographed Van Halen vinyl
- Custom-made period correct G&G case with reliced handle and latches
- Exclusive Eruption Collector's Booklet
- '78 chain strap
- 3-in-One oil can
- Signed Certificate of Authenticity
- Two packs of '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging
- Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks
- Backstage Pass vinyl cloth sticker on the case plus one unused sticker inside
- 8"x10" 1978 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen

zZounds is an authorized dealer of EVH products.


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- Series: Limited Edition
- Body Material: Ash
- Neck: 2-Piece Birdseye Maple
- Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Oil
- Fingerboard: AA Birdseye Maple, 12" (305 mm)
- Frets: 21, Mowed Down Jumbo Frets
- Position Inlays: Katalox
- Nut (Material/Width): Brass, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Schaller® Diecast
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: Vintage Fender Stratocaster Bridge with a Kluson Brass Block
- Bridge Pickup: EVH Frankenstein Humbucking Bridge Pickup
- Pickup Switching: None
- Controls: Volume (500K EVH Bourns Low Friction Pot)
- Control Knobs: Aged White
- Hardware Finish: Chrome Relic
- Strings: '70s Era Super Bullets .040-.009
- Case/Gig Bag: Custom-made Period Correct G&G Case with Reliced Handle and Latches
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 33 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195
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