We are incredibly excited to offer the newest model in the EVH Striped Series lineup: the '78 Eruption! An official and affordable replica of the famous black-and-white striped single-pickup guitar featured on the cover of Van Halens 1978 debut album. Eddie 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.
This new Striped Series '78 Eruption features a 12-16" compound fretboard radius with 22 jumbo frets, a single EVH Wolfgang humbucker pickup, and brass nut and six-saddle vintage Fender® Stratocaster synchronized tremolo bridge that has a 43mm brass block!
Get your EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption at The Music Zoo today!
Includes: Tremolo Arm and Paperwork
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Basswood Body
- Quartersawn Maple Neck with EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
- Maple Fretboard
- 25.5" Scale Length
- Compound 12-16" Fretboard Radius.790" at 3rd Fret & .810" at 12th Fret
- 22 Jumbo Frets
- 1.6875" Nut Width (Brass Nut)
- EVH Wolfgang Humbucker
- Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit
- 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender® Strat® Synchronized Tremolo with 43mm Brass Block
- Chrome Relic Hardware
Since 1994 The Music Zoo has been a trusted source for musicians around the world. We've located guitars for Slash, sold guitars for Steve Miller, held performances by major artists like Steve Vai, built thousands of customer relationships, and helped countless enthusiasts find just the right instrument. Today we look forward to finding your next guitar!