EVH '79 Bumblebee Tribute Relic

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'79 Bumblebee Tribute Relic Item Description

An exact replica of the guitar which Eddie Van Halen wielded on the cover of 1979's Van Halen II record. 'Bumblebee' as it affectionately was nicknamed by fans was played heavily throughout the 1979 World Tour. 40 years later, the EVH brand has meticulously recreated the instrument from its original ash Stratocaster body, a bolt-on birdseye maple neck with oiled finish, a straight across 12" radius, prototype locking nut and tremolo, and a single 'Bumblebee' humbucker. All of the hardware has been relic'd to look just like the original including the custom brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, period-correct Schallers and side output jack. To add to the collectibility of the series: Eddie himself has signed the back of each guitars headstock. Each guitar includes a custom Anvil hardshell case, period-correct '70s Fender Bullet strings, an exclusive booklet, a full Young Guitar Live Tour in Japan '78-79 book copy, and autographed memorabilia with certificate of authenticity. This is a must have to complete any collection of Eddie Van Halens legendary instruments.

Includes: '70s-era Fender Super Bullets Strings, Van Halen '70s Tortoiseshell Picks, Bumblebee Collector’s booklet, Young Guitar "Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979" book, autographed certificate of authenticity, 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen and Vinyl Copy of "Van Halen II"

Product Specs and Features

  • Solidbody Electric Guitar
  • Ash Body
  • Birdseye Maple Neck with Custom ’79 Bumblebee Shape
  • 25.5" Scale Length
  • 1-11/16" Nut Width
  • 12" Compound Radius
  • 21 Jumbo Frets
  • EVH ’79 Bumblebee Humbucker
  • Single Volume Control
  • Prototype Locking Nut, Period Correct Prototype Non-Fine Tuner Locking Tremolo
  • Period Correct Schaller Tuners with “S” Engraved
  • Katalox Dot Inlays
  • 7 lbs, 6 oz.
  • .750" Neck Profile at 1st Fret
  • .840" Neck Profile at 12th Fret

Additional Item Information

  • Manufactured by EVH
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