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EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Electric, White w Black Stripes Relic

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On the cover of Van Halen’s 1978 eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped Strat®-style guitar towards the camera as if he’s showing you the future. He played this guitar on his unprecedented and mind-blowing “Eruption” guitar solo, thus its nickname, and almost immediately, this monumental instrument became a timeless icon, symbolic of a paradigm shift in guitar-driven rock and roll.

Back when this trailblazing album first appeared, nobody had ever seen or heard a guitar like that because no such guitar ever existed. What was this? You couldn’t buy one.

That’s because he made it himself. The 22-year-old Eddie Van Halen had the mind of not only a great musician, but also of an innovative inventor—a constant tinkerer who was always messing with his gear. Eddie would say it was out of necessity as no off-the-shelf guitar had the features he needed to really do his job and realize his full potential. So, he took matters into his own capable hands — refretting the neck, installing a humbucking pickup which he potted in paraffin wax, as well a single master volume knob (famously labeled as “Tone”), brass nut and tailpiece from a ’58 Strat, cutting out and mounting his own homemade black and of course, coming up with iconic striped motif.

The all-new EVH® Striped Series ’78 Eruption guitar combines many of those famed mods along with modernized features and a relic treatment.

The Stratocaster®-style body sports Eddie’s famed white-and-black-striped paint job and has been paired to a quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish. The 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets was designed for fast and furious playing styles with maximum comfort, while a heel-mount truss rod wheel makes for time-saving neck adjustments.

A single EVH Wolfgang® humbucking bridge pickup provides classic Eddie Van Halen guitar tone – from crystal cleans to fat and rich mids and lows, while the brass nut and six-saddle vintage Fender® Stratocaster synchronized tremolo bridge with a 43mm brass block allow for authentic EVH tone.

Other features include a skirted white Strat-style volume control knob (labeled “tone”) with 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot and treble bleed circuit, black pickguard, chrome hardware, oversized strap buttons, EVH neck plate and larger, ‘70s-style licensed Fender Strat headstock with gold EVH logo.

Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple Neck

Bolt-on is a type of neck construction that joins the maple neck to the body of the guitar with screws or bolts, resulting in bright tone with more control. The quartersawn grain runs the length of the neck and as well as being visually appealing, is less susceptible to shrinking, warping or splitting

12"-16" Compound Radius Maple Fingerboard with 22 Jumbo Frets

The innovative 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard design gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and seamless bending near the heel. Maple is a dense wood that produces bright, snappy tones, articulate notes with bite and a tight low end. Versus a 24-fret neck, a 22-fret layout shifts the neck pickup farther away from the bridge, centering it at the “sweet spot” and resulting in an overall warmer tone. The jumbo fret wire slightly increases the distance between string and fingerboard for seamless and comfortable bends.

Reliced EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking Pickup

A single EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickup cuts through the mix and provides classic EVH guitar tone — dynamic harmonics, shimmering highs and gritty mids that retain their authoritative tone under high gain. Just like the rest of this guitar, the pickup has been lightly aged.

Six-Saddle Vintage Fender® Stratocaster Synchronized Tremolo Bridge with Brass Block

Similar to Eddie’s original Eruption guitar, this instrument features a six-saddle vintage Fender Strat synchronized bridge with a 43mm brass block, which incorporates a distinctive, piano-like cadence to your overall tone and enhances sustain.

Unique Appointments

This white with black stripes Eruption tribute model also features unique appointments such as a skirted Strat-style volume knob with 500K EVH Bourns Low Friction Pot and treble bleed circuit (reads as "TONE"), oversized strap buttons, black pickguard, Strat-style output jack plate, eye-bolt guitar strap hooks, brass nut and '70s-style licensed Fender Strat headstock with gold EVH logo. An EVH striped gig bag is also included.


SPECS

General

Model Number
    5107900576
Series
    Striped Series
Color
    White with Black Stripes Relic
Number of Strings
    6
Orientation
    Right-Hand

Body
Body Finish
    Lacquer
Body Shape
    Other
Body Material
    Basswood
Electronics
Bridge Pickup
    EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Pickup Color
    Black
Controls
    Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit
Pickup Switching
    None
Pickup Configuration
    H

Neck
Neck Material
    Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction
    Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness
    .790" at 3rd Fret & .810" at 12th Fret
Neck Finish
    Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Shape
    EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
Scale Length
    25.5" (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius
    12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material
    Maple
Number of Frets
    22
Fret Size
    Jumbo
Nut Material
    Brass
Nut Width
    1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays
    Black Dot
Side Dots
    Black
Truss Rod Nut
    Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench
    2.5 mm Hex
String Trees
    Single-Wing with Tall Metal Spacer
Headstock
    Large '70s-Style Licensed Fender® Strat®
Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Standard

Hardware
Bridge
    6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender® Strat® Synchronized Tremolo with 43mm Brass Block
Hardware Finish
    Reliced Chrome
Tremolo Arm
    Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tremolo Block
    Brass
Tuning Machines
    EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Pickguard
    1-Ply Black
Control Knobs
    White Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone")

Miscellaneous
Strings
    EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Strap Buttons
    Oversized

Accessories
Case/Gig Bag
    EVH® Striped Series Gig Bag (P/N 022-7742-100) Included; Optional EVH® Striped Hardshell (P/N 022-6100-506)
Included Accessories
    Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys, User Manual, & EVH® Striped Series Gig Bag 

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer's stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Shipping

Items purchased from our store will typically ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. UPS Ground, FedEx, or USPS, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $300 will require a signature.  Apartment addresses will have a mandatory signature requirement.

Payments

Paypal

We accept PayPal and will only ship to confirmed ship-to addresses listed on the PayPal account.

Credit Cards

We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express. The shipping and billing address must match in order for us to ship the item to that address.

Payments via Reverb are safe and secure too!

Financing

We offer 0% financing and extended terms on many of our items.  Please contact us if you have any questions about our payment options.

Thank you for looking! :)

Shipping Policy

- We carry most items in inventory so we can ship your items without delay.

Most purchases leave our warehouse within 2 business-days of receipt of your order. Orders received on Friday, Saturday & Sunday will ship out Monday. (Our shipping department is closed on weekends & major US holidays.)

- Some of our items are shipped directly from the supplier. These items may require longer shipping times. Large orders, or orders which include items shipped directly from our suppliers, will arrive in multiple boxes.

- If you live within the continental US you will have the following options and associated shipping & handling costs at checkout:

  • Orders up to $50 – $7.99
  • Most orders over $50 – Free Shipping
  • Some exclusions apply – contact us for expedited and large / heavyweight item shipping quotes

- If a package is not able to be delivered by for any reason and returned to us, the customer will be responsible for the original shipping cost, plus the cost of returned shipping, as well as shipping costs to be resent if you desire.

Orders to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and APO addresses (AA & AP) are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location. Please refer below for International Shipping information.

- Once your order has been processed for shipment you will receive shipment notification from via the email you provided at checkout. This email will contain a tracking number and a link to the shipper’s website for your convenience. If you do not receive this notice, please check your spam folders.

- If you received the wrong product, or if it arrives defective or damaged in transit, please contact us within 2 days of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem.  All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (Fedex, USPS, or UPS).

International Shipping: 

We proudly ship to countries outside the United States of America: International orders are shipped the best way based on weight, package size, and location.

- All products are charged in USD (United States Dollars). Need help figuring out the rate of our products in your country? This currency calculator is an excellent tool: http://www.xe.com/.

  • All custom fees, taxes and duties are the sole responsibility of the customer.
  • The value of our package will be listed directly on your package as required by custom authorities.
  • The release of your package is at the sole discretion of custom agents.

Due to customs processing, some packages may be delayed delivery.

NOTE: Depending on the shipping that has been chosen, there may or may not be tracking available once your packaged leaves the US. Once the USPS verifies (via tracking/scanning information that is available at usps.com) that the package has left the country, we cannot be held responsible for any missing packages. If there is an issue It is the responsibility of the customer to provide the customer care team with solid, specific information from your countries postal service regarding an order for a refund to be issued. Please keep in mind that international orders may take a bit longer to be received by the customer as we have no control over customs. The buyer assumes all risk and responsibility when placing international orders.

Return Policy

Thanks for shopping at Melody Music Shop, LLC!

If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we’re here to help.

Returns:

- You have 14 calendar days to return an item from the date of purchase.

- To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.

- Your item must be in the original packaging with all original contents.

- Your item needs to have the receipt or proof of purchase.

No credit card refunds will be issued without matching credit card receipt.

- You must have a Return Authorization number to be eligible to make a return via shipment or delivery to us.

- If you received the wrong product, or it arrived damaged in transit, please contact us within 48 hours of receipt so we can assist you to resolve the problem immediately. Any issues after 48 hours of delivery cannot and will not be addressed.

- Your local "luthier" is not God. We have received -numerous- false claims by a customer's local "luthier" (aka Youtube specialist / self-proclaimed master of the universe) that a guitar has a bad neck set, has a warped neck, broken truss rod, looks at them funny, or is just generally not good to them because they want to sell them their own service work or guitar. These claims will not be considered valid and you'll have to take the issue up with the manufacturer that covers the instrument under their warranty policies and procedures. Once the instrument is inspected or evaluated by another "luthier", the instrument is considered altered and void of return. Period. No exceptions.

- All damages incurred during shipment will be the responsibility of the shipping company which delivered the item (USPS or UPS). A claim will be filed immediately and claim number confirmation issued to the recipient. The recipient will hold on to the damaged item and all of its packing contents / materials until the claim has been resolved in one of the following manners: the item is picked up by the shipping company for salvage and the recipient will then be reimbursed in full; the claim is rejected at which point we will seek further evidence to appeal and issue refund upon the case outcome; the shipping company advises us the damages are not their responsibility (at which point we will appeal and seek return of the damaged item for refund / replacement). Any attempt to return the item immediately and not follow these procedure voids any refund / return remedies. Please be advised that all of our outgoing packaging is high-definition video-recorded to avoid claims of damages occurring prior to shipment

- A restocking fee of 30% (or more) will be assessed if an item is not returned in its original sold condition. The return must include the original box, all factory paperwork / case candy, pickguard film, cables, tools, etc. and be un-warranted with the manufacturer. If the customer wishes to return an item they received because they do not like the item (i.e., sound, feel, look), the customer is responsible for shipping costs to and from and those costs will be deducted from the refund amount.

- Pre-Order and special order items may not be cancelled, returned, or refunded
- No returns on harmonicas, kazoos, or microphones.
- Layaways and Layaway payments are non-refundable
- There will be a 15% restocking fee on all instruments, accessories, sound system, and amplifier returns unless exchanging towards another instrument of equal or greater value. Limited to one exchange per customer then customer is responsible for all original fees / shipping costs / etc after that.

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Vendor: EVH
SKU: 5107900576
UPC: 885978725557

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