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

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Relic electric guitar modeled after Eddie Van Halen's legendary "Frankenstein."

Eddie Van Halen’s trusty Frankenstein is one of the most widely recognized electric guitars of all time, and with the EVH Striped Series Frankie, the style and sound of that iconic instrument are within reach of the everyday musician. EVH configured the electronics to match Frankie’s simple layout, then added painstaking cosmetic touches, creating a relic'd work of art that lives up to Eddie’s iconoclastic original.

Sporting Eddie's famed red paint job with black and white stripes, the Striped Series Frankie sports a worn-in relic'd look. In addition to wear-and-tear marks, the guitar also sports the idiosyncratic details that gave Frankenstein its name, including the dummy Strat pickup in the neck position, the tilted bridge humbucker, master volume knob labeled "tone" and the pickguard with mismatched holes.

But don’t be distracted by the looks—this guitar is meant to be played. Frankie features a basswood Stratocaster-style body paired to a graphite-reinforced quartersawn maple neck. An oiled finish on the back of the neck allows for hours of playing comfort, while the 12–16" compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets was designed for fast and furious playing styles.

Routed for an HSS pickup configuration just like Eddie's original, Frankie features an EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup, direct mount, run through a single volume control knob for pure sound. In addition to the dummy Strat neck pickup, there is a dummy five-way blade housed in the middle position. A sturdy and dependable EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking trem and Floyd Rose locking nut work in tandem for precise tuning even with extreme changes in pitch, while the EVH D-Tuna retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger.

With unmistakable looks and simple, pure sound, this Frankie tribute deserves a special place in any collection.


  • 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

Own a fitting tribute to a legendary guitar. Order now.


Striped Series Frankie Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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

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