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EVH '78 Eruption Electric Guitar

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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 ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A very limited-run edition of an iconic instrument

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.

  • 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

Only 40 available world-wide. Order yours now before they're gone.

  • 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 shape: Not specified
  • Neck wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Oiled
  • 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
  • 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:
  • Control layout: Master volume
  • Pickup switch: Not applicable
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo with brass block
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Schaller
  • Color: Chrome
  • 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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