EVH Bumblebee - The Music Zoo

An Exact Recreation of the Guitar that Eddie played on Van Halen II!

Hands down, the most exciting guitar we saw at the 2019 Summer NAMM show was the new EVH Limited Edition '79 Bumblebee Tribute! Limited to only 50 pieces, the guitar faithfully replicates the guitar which Eddie Van Halen put together and played on 1979's Van Halen II record, which spawned hits such as Dance the Night Away and Beautiful Girls.

This black and yellow striped guitar is built just like the original. It has a 22 jumbo-fretted maple neck, a single '79 Bumblebee humbucker, and what's really special is that all the hardware has been replicated just to be like the original guitar - down to the custom brass string retainer and non-fine tuner tremolo bridge. We love the attention to detail on this one: notice the more squared-out cutaway on the treble side of the body, for really getting up into the higher register of the fretboard. Only 50 instruments were built for this run, making it a must-have for Van Halen collectors!

EVH Bumblebee Picks  - The Music Zoo

EVH Bumblebee Bridge  - The Music Zoo

Specs of the EVH '79 Bumblebee Tribute

  • Ash body
  • Bolt-on Birdseye Maple neck with 12" Radius and 22 Jumbo Frets, Katalox dot Inlays
  • EVH ’79 Bumblebee Humbucker
  • Custom brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, side output jack and original period-correct Schaller tuning machines.
  • Includes '70s-Era Fender Super Bullet strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshel pickups, exclusive Bumblebee collectors booklet, Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979 Book, certificate of authenticity, and vinyl copy of Van Halen II

EVH Bumblebee Headstock - The Music Zoo

EVH Bumblebee Cutaway - The Music Zoo

EVH Bumblebee Cutaway Relic - The Music Zoo


A Great Addition to the EVH '78 Eruption Guitars

Last year we were knocked off our feet with the trio of collectible Super '78 EVH guitars, recreating the black and white striped guitar which Ed used on Van Halen I. Check out an up-close photo gallery of the EVH Eruption Super '78 guitars here!

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