collapse expand iconDescription

EVH has meticulously crafted a faithful tribute to Eddie Van Halen's legendary Frankenstrat. The Striped Series Frankie was designed to Eddie's exacting standards, from its iconic red, black and white striped finish to its raw, snarling tone. This solidbody electric guitar is a shredder's dream come true, with a fast-playing fingerboard and Floyd Rose tremolo for dive bombs and squeals. The Striped Series Frankie is now available, ready to electrify audiences and turn you into a rock god.

Iconic Tribute to a Rock Legend

With its relic'd red, black and white striped finish, dummy neck pickup and angled bridge humbucker, the Striped Series Frankie looks like it was plucked straight from Eddie's hands in the early '80s. Details like the "TONE" volume knob, mismatched pickguard holes and five-way blade selector jammed in the middle position have been painstakingly recreated to capture Frankenstrat's rebellious spirit. This is a guitar that demands to be played loud and proud.

Built for Speed and Expression

The Striped Series Frankie's quartersawn maple neck and 12"–16" compound radius fingerboard were designed for shredding at breakneck speeds. Jumbo frets and an oiled neck back allow for silky smooth bends and rapid-fire legato runs. A sturdy Floyd Rose tremolo lets you dive bomb and squeal on command, while the D-Tuna quickly switches between standard and drop D tunings. Express yourself without limits on this guitar.

Raw, Snarling Tone

At the heart of the Striped Series Frankie's tone is the direct-mount EVH Wolfgang humbucker, wound to Eddie's exacting specifications. This pickup unleashes Eddie's signature lead tone, with stinging highs, snarling mids and thick lows. Run through a single volume control, this guitar provides instant access to that unmistakable brown sound that ruled the '80s. The lightweight basswood body resonates freely, amplifying your playing with clear, balanced tone.

A Timeless Classic Reborn

Nearly 40 years after Eddie Van Halen built his iconic Frankenstrat, EVH has crafted the ultimate tribute in the Striped Series Frankie. With its relic'd finish, era-correct details and raw, powerful tone, this guitar lets you channel Eddie's pioneering spirit. Experience the style and sound that changed rock music forever - only from EVH. The Striped Series Frankie belongs in the hands of any serious Van Halen fan or shred guitarist.

EVH Striped Series Frankie Electric Guitar Red with Black and White Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series Frankie Electric Guitar Red with Black and White Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series Frankie Electric Guitar Red with Black and White Stripes Relic

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • Relic electric guitar modeled after Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstein"
  • Frankie details include dummy Strat neck pickup and five-way blade
  • Basswood body with striped finish, relic'd with cosmetic wear and tear
  • Graphite-reinforced maple neck and fingerboard
  • EVH D-Tuna system allows easy flipping into Drop-D and back
  • Single open-coil EVH Wolfgang humbucker bridge pickup for pure sound
  • Floyd Rose locking tremolo system
  • Custom black Frankie pickguard with trademark mismatched holes
  • Master volume knob, deliberately mislabeled "tone" to match original

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

collapse expand iconSpecs

  • Body shape: Double Cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Carbon Graphite
  • Neck finish: Oil
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.687" (42.8 mm)
  • Configuration: H
  • Bridge: Proprietary open-coil humbucker
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Locking 2-point tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Vibrato
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Orientation: Right handed

Featured Articles