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

Designed as a new-old-stock version of EVH's black-and-white guitar, the '78 Eruption has a Frankenstein humbucker that effectively conjures the brown sound. Rate and review this product
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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 Eruption

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 sure enough, this monumental instrument quickly became a timeless icon.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this instantly recognizable axe, EVH Gear is offering a limited 40-piece run of the EVH '78 Eruption guitar as it appeared in its original pristine condition, prior to Van Halen embarking on its first-ever world tour.

This EVH Eddie Van Halen 78 Eruption Van Halen Electric Guitar features all of the original specs including an ash Strat body, bolt-on maple neck with oiled neck back finish, straight 12" radius maple fingerboard with katalox dots, black side dots and 21 jumbo frets, hand-cut black pickguard, EVH Frankenstein humbucking bridge pickup, vintage Fender Stratocaster bridge with Kluson brass block and Schaller tuning keys. Its white-with-black stripes motif paint job paint job is stylishly finished off with eye-screw strap hooks and a 61071 stamped neck plate.

In homage to this pivotal period, EVH has also recreated Eddie Van Halen's original G&G case 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, 1978 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen, signed certificate of authenticity and an autographed vinyl copy of Van Halen.


Features

- Limited to only 40 pieces worldwide and everything that a true enthusiast would want.
- 25.5" scale length
- Ash Strat body
- Bolt-on maple neck with oiled neck back finish
- Straight 12" radius maple fingerboard with katalox dots, black side dots and 21 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
- White-with-black stripes hand-painted lacquer finish (pristine condition)
- 61071 Stamped Neck-Plate

Case Candy

- Van Halen signed vinyl
- Custom-made period correct G&G case
- '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
- Exclusive Eruption Collector's Booklet

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, Jumbo
- 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
- Strings: '70s Era Super Bullets .040-.009
- Case/Gig Bag: Custom-made Period Correct G&G Case
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
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