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Overview

  • Basswood Stratocaster-style bodiy
  • 3 color patterns inspired by Van Halen's own design from his career (while supplies last)
  • Quartersawn maple neck
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An ode to the guitars made famous by Eddie Van Halen when he was blowing minds on and off stage.

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.

Case sold separately.

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

If you're going to rock some of Eddie's licks why not do it in his aesthetic style too? Order now.

 
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EVHStriped Series Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (20)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (17)
    • Practicing (16)
    • Recording (9)
    • Rock concerts (8)
    • Small venues (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Professional musician (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Worth the money!

    After 3 1/2 months of waiting for this guitar, I finally received it yesterday. Out of the box, the EVH Striped Series (Red, White, Black) guitar had a great setup...Read complete review

    After 3 1/2 months of waiting for this guitar, I finally received it yesterday. Out of the box, the EVH Striped Series (Red, White, Black) guitar had a great setup and straight neck. The finish is exactly what I had hoped for (no flaws), and I was very satisfied.

    I was also impressed by the fretwork. Frets are beveled and polished - much nicer than I had expected, and far better than on my old Charvel EVH Art Series (I also own the Black/Yellow Charvel Art Series guitar.) I experienced no fret buzz and don't have any notes fretting out when I over-bend, which I experience often with Fender Stratocasters in the upper 17th + frets on the 1st and 2nd string. Overall, this is a great guitar.

    Although the Musician's Friend description does not state that the neck is the same as a Wolfgang with a different headstock, I believe this to be the case. The neck does have a great feel. It is very different from the Charvel EVH Art Series - not as "thick" and a bit flatter. I like both,but my personal preference is the Charvel Art Series. I also prefer the pickup in the Charvel Art Series over the Wolfgang. They are definitely NOT the same pickup. The Wolfgang pickup seems a bit too bright to me, at least in this guitar. Definitely not going to get the classic "brown sound" with this pickup, but you will get 5150 era and beyond. It sounds a lot like a Duncan Custom Custom, with a 500K pot in a basswood guitar. If I planned on using this guitar to gig, I would change the volume pot to a 250K pot to cut back on the high mids. This is a personal preference, but I think that the pickup is too bright for this guitar's maple neck/basswood body.

    Floyd and D-tuna work perfectly, although the D-tuna is very close to the surface of the guitar body and is in danger of scratching the finish when being used - exercise caution when using it!

    Finally, the picture on Musician's Friend site indicates no "EVH" logo on the headstock. This is not the case. There is an EVH logo on the headstock of the Red/White/Black model as well as the others. This was not a surprise to me, but it is worth mentioning for those that might not be expecting a logo on this model.

    I gave it 4 out of 5 stars due to the pickup and D-tuna issues, mentioned above.

    I bought this guitar as more of a collector's item than for regular use. It would not be my go-to guitar for gigging, other than for the effect, if I were to play a VH song. All in all, this is a very solid guitar and I am very satisfied with my purchase. A great value for the price! I only wish that there was an optional EVH hardshell case that you could purchase with it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar

    The paint job on the body is mint. Nice light weight body.The hardware seem's to be good quality.
    The BAD - Fret end's you could shave with, The Bridge is not Stabilized....Read complete review

    The paint job on the body is mint. Nice light weight body.The hardware seem's to be good quality.
    The BAD - Fret end's you could shave with, The Bridge is not Stabilized. Tightening the bridge springs so the bridge tilt's back and touches' the body is not what they mean.You almost can't use the D-Tuna .

    From EVH web site: http://www.dtuna.com/setup.php

    1. Stabilize Bridge:
    If your bridge is flush mounted against the body of your guitar (does not pull up) you can skip this step.
    If your bridge "floats," then it must be stabilized. There are two different ways to do this. The easiest way is to "block" the bridge so it doesn't pull up. Use a shim or wedge on the block of the bridge in the tremolo cavity. Make it snug so that the tremolo base plate is level with the body and will not pull back.

    The other option to stabilize and still be able to "pull up" on the bar is to install a tremolo stabilizer or stopper. There are many options for this, please consult D-Tuna customer service for a personalized solution to meet YOUR needs best.

    WHAT IS UP FENDER?

    Buy a Fret end File.

    Do you want to spend $xxx.xx on something that need's Work?

    Eddie Should go to Mexico.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    EVH Black and Yellow

    By AG1026

    from Middletown, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great graphics
    • Great Neck
    • Solid Electronics
    • Sounds Great

    Cons

    • Frets Needed To Be Filed

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar, sounds and looks great, probably will purchase an other one in another color! Very light and the neck feels awesome. Glad I purchased it.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Got it last week.. gigged with it on Sat

    By Mark

    from Massachusetts

    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:

      Fantastic all around and great finish on the body.. great feel, good set up, Great tone, sustain, feels balanced/plays easy.. love it!

      Comment on this review

      (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Poor craftsmanship! Beware!

      By Rob

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

      I received the first EVH Striped guitar a week or two ago. Completely set up poorly/improperly. Guitar could NOT stay in tune even with Floyd Rose engaged even after flexing strings. De-Tuner? In: Perfect E. Out (detuned) - C#. Its supposed to be 1 step only. Returned that guitar...received replacement. Was working great for 5 days - then the pick-up completely died out of the blue. Extremely disappointing! Plus, the D-Tuner is set-up ANGLED TOWARDS THE BODY - you cannot use the microtuners on the bridge, if you do, you'll lower the DTuna INTO the body scratching up the paint. I own a wolfgang EVH and, while not expecting the same level of quality, was expecting at least FUNCTIONALITY. I know the guitar is cool looking - but seriously, think twice...maybe take some more time and save up for the Wolfgang.

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      (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar

      By vernzx11

      from CT

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

      The paint job on the body is mint. Nice light weight body.The hardware seem's to be good quality.
      The BAD - Fret end's you could shave with, The Bridge is not Stabilized. Tightening the bridge springs so the bridge tilt's back and touches' the body is not what they mean.You almost can't use the D-Tuna .

      From EVH web site: http://www.dtuna.com/setup.php

      1. Stabilize Bridge:
      If your bridge is flush mounted against the body of your guitar (does not pull up) you can skip this step.
      If your bridge "floats," then it must be stabilized. There are two different ways to do this. The easiest way is to "block" the bridge so it doesn't pull up. Use a shim or wedge on the block of the bridge in the tremolo cavity. Make it snug so that the tremolo base plate is level with the body and will not pull back.

      The other option to stabilize and still be able to "pull up" on the bar is to install a tremolo stabilizer or stopper. There are many options for this, please consult D-Tuna customer service for a personalized solution to meet YOUR needs best.

      WHAT IS UP FENDER?

      Buy a Fret end File.

      Do you want to spend $xxx.xx on something that need's Work?

      Eddie Should go to Mexico.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Bad electronics - seriously EVH?

      By Sledgehammer

      from Charleston, IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Electronics Quit

      Best Uses

        Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

        After 5 months, the electronics quit. Like a piece of junk. PERIOD. Love the guitar, but that's WRONG. I've only played it at home, it's never been played out. For 900 bones, I got robbed.

        I've bought some pieces of junk from Musician's Friend for beater practice guitars and they still work and serve their purpose.

        This one died after 5 months.

        I've got two Les Pauls over 20 years old, worth thousands, that I've played on stage for years and they're always reliable.

        The problem with this EVH "art" might be an easy fix, but y'know what, I'm a player not a tech, and I shouldn't have to fix ANYTHING on brand new Eddie Van Halen endorsed guitar.

        Beyond disappointed!

        I bought it to get a feel for Eddie's set up. But NOW I think it's all just a SCAM.

        Selling art instead of integrity.

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        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Guitar

        By nottosay02

        from Sanford, North Carolina

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Simplistic
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Pricey

        Best Uses

          Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

          I don't own this guitar, but I have played it over and over everytime I do into my local Guitar Center. It's a simplistic, no frills powerhouse. I love the feel of the unfinished neck. The only downside is the price. But it's a great guitar and I would recommend it.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent customer experience!

          By MALew

          from Lancaster, PA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

              Purchased this as a gift for my husband who wants to learn to play guitar - and has always admired Eddie's playing prowess! This guitar is beautiful and sounds great! Our overall experience with Musician's Friend has been fantastic.

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              (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful Guitar

              By Erik Maness

              from Fort Worth, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

                  This guitar is beautiful.... It just came in the mail, and is everything I hoped for. I haven't had a chance to play it yet because I'm having a professional gloss finish put on the neck... What good is a guitar with an unfinished neck? A couple of years of shredding with it unfinished will warp the neck, not to mention get sweat stains all over it making it look like doo doo.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Guilty Pleasure Guitar!

                  By Bloody Bill

                  from Odessa, Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

                    I've been waiting a long time for this guitar. I've been in "backordered" purgatory for 6-7 months. Finally got it in and love playing it. Plays and stays in tune really well. Looks great and is always a conversation starter. I can't wait to get the other two. Total guilty pleasure guitar!

                    Comment on this review

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    One Sweet Axe!

                    By Dug-M

                    from GB, WI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • GREAT sound

                    Cons

                    • Poor Pick Up
                    • Poor setup

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about EVH Striped Series Electric Guitar:

                    This is a beautiful guitar. Feels awesome in my hands. Sounds great, pick up has a nice bright bite to it. Paint is beautiful, satin back neck is great.

                    However, my first guitar I received it was electronically corrupt. The volume pot was bad, had a mid point flat spot and spun 360 degrees. Second one so far is pretty sweet. Both of these had a pretty lame set up, floating Floyd was not parallel at all. I think they used the wrong screw on my D-Tuna too for the sleeve flops around in D tuning. Lots of low E fret buzz that I have not corrected yet...

                    Other wise, it is great. MF was fantastic on the return process too. MF rocks!!

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