Eddie Van Halen made a surprise appearance yesterday (Wednesday, January 23) during media preview day at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Check out video footage below. Photos can be found by following these links: Photo#1,Photo#2.
Eddie Van Halen’s EVH Stripe Series 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 Roselocking 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.