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EVH Striped Series 5150 Red, Black, and White Stripes

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1500000041222   POS #:113299515
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When Eddie Van Halen introduced his famous red, white and black striped 5150 guitar in 1984, he never would have fathomed the thousands of copies it would inspire. But then again, Eddie has made a career of being copied in every which way imaginable. EVH Gear proudly introduces a new Striped Series 5150 model based on his original instrument, featu...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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Overview

When Eddie Van Halen introduced his famous red, white and black striped 5150 guitar in 1984, he never would have fathomed the thousands of copies it would inspire. But then again, Eddie has made a career of being copied in every which way imaginable. EVH Gear proudly introduces a new Striped Series 5150 model based on his original instrument, featuring his distinctively striped 5150 motif and single humbucker setup.

The Striped Series 5150 has a basswood body identical to the original, with a bolt-on quartersawn maple neck featuring a comfortable modified “C” profile, hand-rubbed back finish and “hockey stick” headstock. The fast-playing compound-radius (12-16 in.) maple fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets, black dot inlays and a convenient heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel.

The 5150 is also fitted with a custom designed EVH Wolfgang alnico 2 Humbucker bridge pickup, delivering the perfect amount of power and articulation with sweet sustain and thick chunky rhythms in a perfectly balanced EQ curve. A custom designed EVH-branded low-friction volume knob provides for unmatched performance and even volume tapering for the smoothest volume swells.

Decked out with a rock solid “dive bomb” certified EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge, each locking nut tailpiece features fine tuners and a patented EVH DTuna for switching back and forth from drop-D to standard tuning in an instant.

With its quintessential red 5150 hologram numbers and star decals, the Striped Series 5150 is a high-powered, high-performance machine that’s as sweet to look at as it is to play.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modified C
  • Neck wood: Quartersawn Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Locking
Pickups
  • Configuration: H 
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Wolfgang alnico 2
  • Brand: EVH
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose with EVH D-Tuna
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: EVH
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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EVHStriped Series 5150
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Plays very well and sounds the part.

By Rocky

from Eugene, OR

Comments about EVH Striped Series 5150:

While this guitar sounds great for all rock music not requiring a neck pickup, it certainly sounds like it looks when throwing some VH tunes at it. If the skill and equipment setup is there, the tone is scary close to the original. Lot's of fun!! My favorite part of this guitar is the neck. It's solid and fast. The rolled fingerboard edge and hand oiled finish really enhance the feel and accuracy of playing. I played the guitar out just last night with only a few days of getting used to it and it was by far a hit with the audience as much as it felt and sounded fantastic.

A few issues and surprises prevent me from giving all 5 stars are listed below:
1) No case included with its handsome price.
2) The supplied strings would not stay in tune or settle down from an excessively bright tone. The Fix? D'Addarrio Pure Nickel 9-42 strings. Stayed in tune instantly, sounded better with thicker mids and smoother highs, and felt less prickly to the touch. NOTE: (The factory setup was tuned to Eb standard, where it remains)
3) The side marker dots are all off center! Really?? They are all shifted to the bridge side of the neck, almost enough that the double 12th fret marker looks very off.
4) Another general surprise was finding out it was made in Mexico when sales affirmed that it was a USA model when I ordered it six weeks ago and even on the EVH site there is no mention where the guitar model is actually made that I can find clearly at the time of this review.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Fenderbender

from San Hose, California

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Simply amazing tremolo arm
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Needs a case.

Best Uses

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

Comments about EVH Striped Series 5150:

Bought one on sale. Just got for practice but it stunned me! Soon became my main axe. Wish it had a case though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply a beast! Love it

By Timothy

from undisclosed

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Comments about EVH Striped Series 5150:

I use this mostly for jamming and occasional small gigs. I already have owned a Wolfgang and it has been my favorite guitar, it still is, but this 5150 is a simply a hot rod beast of an instrument!
The tone, the neck, the pickup, the simplicity. Dial back the volume a touch and it cleans up, crank it up and it it has gain for weeks! I knew I would like it but never expected to love it this much! Oh and it just looks so cool.....
I own 7 guitars currently and this one immediately moves to the number two spot, it is almost impossible to put it down! 3 weeks in and I am about to change strings for the second time!
Many might say a one trick pony, but it is one heck of a trick!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is my favorite of all the EVH guitar models!!!

By Keith

from undisclosed

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Comments about EVH Striped Series 5150:

Excellent guitar...I have owned the Charvel Striped EVH guitar and the Last Fender model Striped Series guitar and this one is my favorite of them all. It is very light weight (lighter than a stratocaster or Charvel) the neck is super fast, the setup was great right out of the box, the pickup is powerful (but not crazy) the only thing is for this price point on a unfinished guitar it should included a case. Note : I have owned a couple of the Wolfgang models but prefer this guitar...however this guitar has a unfinished body (no overcoat) so if you want a Les Paul type guitar with binding and finish buy a Wolfgang.

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