Yesterday (Wednesday, January 23), guitar legend Eddie Van Halen "crashed" NAMM during media preview day at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.
Here is a description of the Eddie Van Halen EVH Stripe Series:
- The guitar features a basswood Stratocaster-style body decked out in Van Halen's famed striped graphics, in red with black stripes, black with yellow stripes and white with black stripes.
- The guitar also has a graphite-reinforced maple neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish and thumbwheel truss rod adjustment, compound-radius maple fingerboard (12"-16") with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, and a single ferocious direct-mount Wolfgang humbucking pickup.
- Other premium features include a single white volume control knob (labeled "tone"), single-ply black pickguard (white with black stripes 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."
- The guitar is available in three finishes: red with black stripes, black with yellow stripes and white with black stripes, all for $1,199.98.