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Based on the original artwork Eddie created for the guitars he rocked the stages with during Van Halen's heyday of the late-'70s through the early '90s, this line of EVH guitars includes three color c... Click To Read More About This Product

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Based on the original artwork Eddie created for the guitars he rocked the stages with during Van Halen's heyday of the late-'70s through the early '90s, this line of EVH guitars includes three color combos, white with black stripes, black with yellow stripes, and red with black and white stripes. Underneath the recognizable artwork are basswood Stratocaster-style bodies with quartersawn maple necks, a hand-rubbed oil finish and thumbwheel truss rod adjustment, compound-radius maple fingerboard (12"-16") with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, plus a single ferocious direct-mount Wolfgang humbucking pickup.

Other premium features include a single volume control knob, single-ply black pickguard (on the white and black striped model only), bar string retainer and Floyd Rose locking nut, EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna, EVH die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, vintage-style strap buttons and EVH neck plate.

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Features
  • Basswood Stratocaster-style bodiy
  • 3 color patterns inspired by Van Halen's own design from his career (while supplies last)
  • Quartersawn maple neck
  • Floyd Rose locking nut
  • EVH-branded locking tremolo
  • Hand-rubbed oil finish
  • Thumbwheel truss rod adjustment
  • Compound radius maple fingerboard (12'-16")
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Black dot inlays
  • Direct-mount Wolfgang humbucking pickup
  • Single volume control knob
  • Bar string retainer
  • EVH die-cast tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style strap buttons
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EVHStriped Series Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Love this guitar

By Tailgator

from Columbus OH

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

    I bought a Bumblebee model and just loved it. The pickup is a growler for hi gain hard rock/ modern metal which I may keep for now, it sounds good for what it does. I then bought the Circles model and put a P-90 in it since my current working band is modern Country, and yes it sounded great, had a touch of twang. Next I will get a B & W model and maybe put a ceramic hi output pickup for a classic hard rock/classic metal sound. I love them for there neck playability and tone. Some consider them just fun guitars. Isn't playing supposed to be fun??!! I consider them excellent workhorse gigging guitars just put a pickup in that suits the genre.

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By ken

    from Warren MI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

      I owned a few guitars in 9 years, Les Pauls, SG's and some Strats and some Wolf Gangs that I didnt care for because the pickups were set too low! These pups are set at the correct height on the MIM EVH guitars! The action is the best the Floyd is high quality and spec'd to the German floyds, all steel with a brass block! the Floyd is supposed to be resting the body and on a angle! highly recommend these guitars it blows my old strat and Les Paul away and totally comfortable to play! it has "that" tone we love .

       
      5.0

      Want all Three of them!

      By JohnnyBGood

      from Byron, Il

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

        Used for Jamming and Practicing mostly at this time. Looks pretty close to the original to have fun with. The pickup isn't placed exactly like the real one, it doesn't have the eye hooks to hold the guitar strap like the real one. But like I said it is close enough to have fun with!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        i will keep this one

        By Ernest Legato

        from Riverside, ca

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

          Out of the box was ok. was able to setup 1mm action on 12th fret with very minimal buzz.
          I would have given it a 5, but the floyd was bottomed out against the tail end.
          Pulling the d tuna out can scratch the guitar.
          Proper floyd is setup parallel to the body. this setup cannot be set up to pull sharp and have the d tuna work properly.
          I put a back brace inside the guitar against the sustain block.
          Easy job, although some people who don't work on guitars allot will have an issue.
          It was like it is shipped incomplete. If you set it up like a regular floating floyd, the second you pull the d tuna out, your tuning is all out of wack.
          For a Fender made product, this mexican made guitar is priced to give EVH probably and additional $300 in royalties. , and will say that there is extra care put into it than other mexican made guitars i own such as the fender made jacksons.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My dream guitar

          By Adam

          from Texas

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

          This is hands down my favorite guitar out of the 6 that I own. This is a must have for any Van Halen freak but also for people who want Eddies play ability

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Running with the devil

          By AstroZombie66

          from Earth............

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

            I will keep this short..........If you want to shred and have a ball and dig EVH, you will get a winner ! Easy setup and you are on your way . Great neck and the fret work was very well done.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Trying to avoid going into debt for more Evh gear

            By Tedybearsonfire

            from Illinois

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

              I just can't put it down to save my life. I've always been a fan and enjoy playing very much.

              (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              A childhood dream fulfilled!!

              By Matt

              from Timberlake,NC

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              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

                This is something I have wanted since I was maybe 15 and now I have one.I bought the red,white,and black because of course it's the most popular paint job. When I first played it, it wasn't exactly set up right. The floyd rose was at a slight angle so I adjusted it to where it was flat with the body.After a few adjustments tuning it,then it was time to test it. This thing has sustain and harmonics for DAYS!! This is the type of guitar that just makes you WANT to play more and more. The tapping is just effortless and the unfinished neck is very smooth along with the jumbo frets. Even though it has only one pickup,it cleans up very nicely when you roll the volume back on it,and when you crank it,depending on your amp settings,it's like trying to tame a wild bucking horse.."whoa trigger"..... I would give it a 4.5 but I can't so I give it a 4 but for those that read the review,I do give it a solid 4.5.I didn't give it a 5 because it wasn't set up right and out of tune but other than that,this is just a flat out shredding machine!!

                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This Thing ROCKS

                By Andy

                from Chattanooga, Tn

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

                  This is a great sounding and playing instrument. I own 30+ brands of guitars and this is one of my favorites. Using the volume/tone knob it cleans up great. Very easy to the touch to get a great sound for someone is does not have the hands for sound. I own all the striped series and every once in a while you will run into one that the frets are sharp on the ends but that is easily fixed. And like all guitars it might need a setup after shipping. If you can get over it being a signature guitar, it is a must own. If you can't, buy one and get it painted, that is what I am doing with this one. Don't ever pass on any guitar that sounds good because it is not a certain brand or it is so & so's guitar. All your doing is being a gearsnob.

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar

                  By AL

                  from Apex, NC

                  Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

                  First hands on.....really light! Basswood body. Never had one before in basswood....noticeably lighter than my other strats (have three strats and a les paul)! Besides that I honestly don't know what to say. I could probably never tell the difference between basswood, alder and ash as far as sound goes. I'll leave that up to the tonal experts. Speaking of sound, one trick pony.....one powerful, screaming, one trick pony that does that one trick really well !To be expected with a single powerful humbucker and a single volume knob labelled "tone" - we know that story! False harmonics are hard to miss. Feedback galore. Just what I wanted in this guitar ! Nice neck ! Strange.....seems to have no finish at all ike it is sanded smooth. I do like it though! I have no problem shredding on it whatsoever ! Negatives on the neck...ok, I get it, there is no finish....but that doesn't mean you shouldn't have filed the ends of the frets ! What the heck.....I could use this thing as a weapon ! Little bits of sharp metal protruding from the sides up and down the neck. An easy fix with a file, but c'mon guys...what, four screws and you are done messing around with the neck ! EVH labelled Floyd Rose ! When I was asking about getting a Floyd Rose fitted to one of my strats, a very good Raleigh area luthier, who has been doing outsourcing working for Fender for 30 years, told me .."if you want a Floyd Rose, buy a guitar that already has one. Otherwise you are asking for a lot of work (money) and potential problems". Alrighty then.....bummer actually....bought a Mexi HSS just for that purpose....hacking it up.....so off it went in a trade and I welcomed a Black American HSS strat to the family. So there went my quest for a Floyd Rose fitted Strat for the time being. Anyway, I am getting off track here. Drop D-Tuner (D-Tuna they call it) - the little thingy on the EVH Floyd Rose that drops the E string down to D and back with a push/pull of the knob works great... tiny bit off pure D, not even noticeable when you are playing, but of course I had to check it with a tuner...Easily corrected with the micro-adjustment knob. I like it ! Drop D tuning takes seconds! Disappointments: Non-floating Floyd Rose - dive bombs only....no err..up bombs...actually, that would be a rocket....if it were going up I mean.....right? Bombs come down, Rockets go up..... Onward.....I like it ! A lot actually ! Wasn't crazy about the Wolfgang. I guess it wasn't Strat enough for me but I thought they sounded nice (again, for a one trick pony) and besides that it looked strange. So when this thing came out , it definitely interested me. Glad I took the plunge ! Wish I could give it 4.5 stars but it looks like its 4 or 5. No in betweens but for those that actually read this review, I do give it a solid 4.5 !

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