EVH 5150 Series Standard Review

The EVH 5150 Series Standard is built for the high-performance player with classic shred-guitar flavorings!

The EVH 5150 Series Standard is a nod to what made all of EVH's guitars legendary, while implementing just the right amount of modern features to keep things rocking for players of all styles. Scroll below to get the full scoop and our personal take on the EVH 5150 Series Standard, available now in our online store!

EVH 5150 Series Standard Review

EVH 5150 Series Standard Specs

  • SERIES:  5150
  • BODY MATERIAL: Basswood
  • NECK: Quartersawn Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple, 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
  • FRETS: 22, Jumbo
  • NUT (Material/Width): Floyd Rose® R3 Locking, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • TUNING MACHINES: EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
  • SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • BRIDGE: Top-Mount EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
  • PICKUPS: EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
  • PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • CONTROLS: Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot), Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction)
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Black "Speed"

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EVH 5150 Series Standard Review

EVH 5150 Series Standard Tone

Just the right amount of punch, a load of articulation, and incredible sustain are exactly what you'll get from the Alnico IV pickups loaded in the 5150 Series Standard. You'll achieve some pretty heavy rhythm tones and singing highs when plugged into any high gain amplifier. A EVH Wolfgang humbucker sits in the neck and offers aggressive overdrive and and equally aggressive sustain with great dynamics.

EVH 5150 Series Standard Review

EVH 5150 Series Standard Feel

The EVH 5150 Standard feels like a guitar that is meant to let you perform, with no compromises. Featuring a modified Strat-style basswood body with a deeper than usual upper body curve, this guitar is exceptionally comfortable to play for long periods. A graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck provides a comfortable modified “C” profile that lets sweeps and scale runs live on any part of the fretboard.

EVH 5150 Series Standard Review

Why We Like It

 The EVH 5150 Series Standard is packed with the right features to get you a personalized sound and style; a high-friction tone knob provides stability and won't knock your sound out of whack accidentally on stage, and a low-friction volume knob creates even-volume tapering for the smoothest volume swells and all of your Eddie-like 'Cathedral' swells.

Of course, a top-mount Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut keeps things emotive while also keeping things in tune. The EVH D-Tuna lets switching back and forth between drop-D and standard tuning a breeze.

EVH 5150 Series Standard Review

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Looking for a more distinguishable silhouette? The EVH Wolfgang Special features a slightly more curvaceous basswood body with an arched top and a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck. The neck is carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen's exacting specifications and features a hand-rubbed urethane back finish.

EVH 5150 Series Standard Price

$899.99 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

EVH 5150 Series Standard Colors

EVH 5150 Series Standard is available in Matte Army Drab, Rocket Red or Satin Primer Gray.

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