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The EVH Frankenstein Relic Series electric guitar is a proper homage to Eddie Van Halen’s legendary, massively modded monster. Each element has been recreated to deliver the tone, feel and unmistakable vibe that makes the original such an icon, and it highlights the D.I.Y. attitude and penchant for experimentation responsible for bringing the Frankenstrat into existence. The EVH Frankenstein Relic Series is spec’d to blow you away, taking your tone on a journey to one of the finest high-gain rock sounds ever conjured.

EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Blueburst Aged Finish

Relic’d Finish Straight From the “Eruption” Era

The EVH Frankenstein’s authentically relic’d finish is an undeniable head-turner. Masterfully aged and distressed, it replicates many of the nicks, scratches and hard-earned battle scars found on Eddie’s cherished original. Every worn-in body contour transports you back to the game-changing “Eruption” era, with dings and dents regaling the story of a road warrior’s companion. Lurking beneath the relicing is a solid basswood body that absolutely growls. Chords have a meaty, defined presence, while melodic leads leap forward with an aggressive snarl. When you need your guitar to command attention, the EVH Frankenstein Relic Series delivers.

EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Silverburst Wolfgang Pickup

Eddie’s Signature “Brown Sound”

Frankenstein’s vociferous voice is brought to life with a direct-mount EVH Wolfgang humbucker. Seated at an angle in the bridge position adjacent to a nonoperational single-coil neck pickup, this unique layout mirrors Eddie Van Halen’s personal modifications. Sonically, the P.A.F.-style Wolfgang transducer captures every nuance of his trademark “brown sound,” precisely modeled after the pickup he installed in the Frankenstrat. Harmonically complex and delightfully unchained, it’s the ideal partner for high-gain amps and tasty pinched harmonics. Every riff and lead line explodes with Eddie’s unmistakable revving and purring tone.

EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Sunburst Maple Neck

Shred-Ready Neck With Aged Feel

Tone is only half of Frankie’s one-of-a-kind magic. Just like its inspiration, the EVH Frankenstein’s quartersawn maple neck is on fire, designed to let you light up the sky with eruptive shredding. Its svelte profile and semi-flat 12"–16" compound radius make stretching across the fingerboard feel effortless. Jumbo frets enhance grip for intense bending, and the relic’d maple fingerboard has just the right amount of grit to feel like a broken-in workhorse.

EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Blueburst Floyd Rose Tremolo System

Floyd Rose for All-Out Whammy Histrionics

Held fast by an EVH-branded Floyd Rose tremolo system, the Frankenstein lets you dive bomb with reckless abandon, just like Eddie. The integrated D-Tuna gives you quick access to drop-D tuning for low-end chug and ultrasatisfying, one-finger power chords. Whether you’re unleashing squealing harmonics or hammering out insane tapping runs, this guitar’s double-locking bridge and nut offer the rock-solid tuning stability to keep up with your wildest whammy and fingerboard acrobatics.

With its uncompromising authenticity and lightning-quick playability, the EVH Frankenstein Relic Series electric channels the revolutionary spirit of Eddie Van Halen. Considered one of the foremost Superstrats, Frankenstein established a precedent for what demanding players now come to expect from high-performance guitars—and this replica captures much of Frankie’s intangible mojo. Visit your local Guitar Center today and experience this magical formula for yourself.

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Vintage sunburst basswood body with satin lacquer finish Quartersawn maple neck, Heavy Relic lacquer, bolt-on construction EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup, master volume control Aged chrome hardware, EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna

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  • Model: EVH Frankenstein
  • Shape: Stratocaster
  • Color: Vintage sunburst
  • Wood: Basswood
  • Finish: Satin lacquer
  • Material: Quartersawn maple
  • Construction: Bolt-on, 4-bolt standard
  • Finish: Heavy Relic® lacquer
  • Material: Maple
  • Frets: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Black dot
  • Side dots: Black
  • Nut: Floyd Rose locking
  • Tuning machines: EVH-branded Gotoh
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Bridge: EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
  • Pickguard: Custom EVH Frankenstein control guard
  • Finish: Aged chrome
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge pickup: EVH Wolfgang humbucking
  • Controls: Master volume
  • Switching: None
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Strings: 6
  • Included accessories: EVH Wolfgang /Striped Series gig bag

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