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EVH '78 Eruption Electric Guitar Black and White

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1500000230005   POS #:114559891
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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 timel...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Price: $7,878.78
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Overview

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 model 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

  • Hand-painted lacquer finish on solid ash body
  • 25.5"-scale maple neck with 21-fret 12"-radius maple fingerboard
  • Single EVH Frankenstein humbucker in bridge position
  • Vintage Stratocaster bridge with Kluson brass block, Schaller tuners 
  • Huge selection of "case candy" including autographed vinyl, tour stickers, signed CoA and more
Specifications
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Lacquer Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Oiled
Fingerboard
  • Material: Birdseye Maple
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo Ground to low profile
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Brass
Pickups
  • Configuration: H
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Frankenstein
  • Brand: EVH
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics:
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo with brass block
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Schaller
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Certificate of Authenticity Limited production
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Custom signed vinyl, stickers and more
  • Country of origin: United States
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