EVH '78 Eruption

EVH '78 Eruption

EVH '78 Eruption

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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 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.

 

Limited to only 40 pieces worldwide

25.5” scale length

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 a Kluson® brass block

Eye-screw strap hooks

Schaller® tuning keys

White-with-black stripes hand-painted lacquer finish (pristine condition)

61071 Stamped Neck-Plate

 

CASE CANDY:

 

Van Halen signed vinyl

Custom-made period correct G&G case

’78 chain strap

3-in-One oil can

Signed Certificate of Authenticity

Two packs of '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging

Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks

Backstage Pass vinyl cloth sticker on the case plus one unused sticker inside

8”x10” 1978 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen

Exclusive Eruption Collector’s Booklet

 

 

 

Limited to only 40 pieces worldwide

25.5” scale length

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 a Kluson® brass block

Eye-screw strap hooks

Schaller® tuning keys

White-with-black stripes hand-painted lacquer finish (pristine condition)

61071 Stamped Neck-Plate

 

CASE CANDY:

 

Van Halen signed vinyl

Custom-made period correct G&G case

’78 chain strap

3-in-One oil can

Signed Certificate of Authenticity

Two packs of '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging

Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks

Backstage Pass vinyl cloth sticker on the case plus one unused sticker inside

8”x10” 1978 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen

Exclusive Eruption Collector’s Booklet

General

Model Name
Limited Edition - EVH '78 Eruption
Model Number
5107878010
UPC
885978349449
Series
Limited Edition
Color
Black and White Stripes

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Custom-made Period Correct G&G Case

Body

Body Finish
Thin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material
Ash
Body Shape
Sharp Radius Stratocaster®

Neck

Fingerboard Material
AA Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Radius
12" (305 mm)
Fret Size
Jumbo
Neck Finish
Hand-Rubbed Oil
Neck Material
2-Piece Birdseye Maple
Neck Plate
61071 Stamped Neck Plate
Number of Frets
21
Nut Material
Brass
Nut Width
1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays
Katalox Dot

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
EVH® Frankenstein® Humbucking Bridge Pickup
Pickup Configuration
H
Controls
Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot)
Pickup Switching
None

Hardware

Bridge
Vintage Fender® Stratocaster® Bridge with a Kluson® Brass Block
Control Knobs
Aged White Plastic
Hardware Finish
Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
1-Ply Black
Tuning Machines
Schaller® Diecast

Miscellaneous

Strings
'70s-Era Fender® Super Bullets (.009-.040 Gauges)