EVH Frankenstein Relic Series Red
There are very few guitars out there that are as famous as Eddie Van Halen's favorite 6-string sidekick, lovingly known as "Frankenstein." This guitar was Eddie's attempt to combine the sound of a classic single-cut solid body guitar with the physical attributes and tremolo bar functionality of a Fender Stratocaster. The EVH Frankenstein "Frankie" Series is a civilian variant of Eddie Van Halen's iconic red, black, and white Frankenstrat guitar - complete with a worn-in relic'd finish.
Built from a solid chunk of basswood, this solid-body electric guitar growls with the best of them, while exhibiting rock-solid mids that can cut through a manic rhythm section with ease. A direct-mount Wolfgang humbucker nails Eddie's classic tone, especially when you use it to push a high gain amp.
Equipped with a svelte quartersawn maple neck and fast-playing compound-radius relic'd maple fingerboard, this guitar is born to shred.Intentionally positioned against the body, the dive-bomb-only D-Tuna-equipped Floyd Rose lets you mimic Eddie's signature trem work with ease, along with giving you instant access to Drop D tuning. The EVH Frankenstein Series models are teeming with classic Van Halen vibe, but most importantly, it provides killer tone and lightning-fast playability.
This particular guitar weighs 7.2 LBS.
Body Material: Basswood
Body Color: Relic Red
Body Finish: Lacquer
Relic/Aging Level: Heavy Relic
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Heavy Relic Lacquer
Neck Shape: EVH Modified "C" Backshape
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Scale Length: 25.5
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Black Dot
Fingerboard Radius: Compound 12-16" (304.8-406.4mm)
Compound Radius: Compound 12-16" (304.8-406.4mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Wire: Jumbo
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
Nut Material: Floyd Rose Locking
Factory Tuning: E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)
Tuning Machines: EVH-Branded Gotoh
Hardware Color: Aged Chrome
Bridge: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
Saddle Material: Metal
Pickguard: Custom EVH Frankenstein Ctrlguard
Knobs: White Stratocaster-Style Skirt (Labeled “Tone”)
Bridge Pickup: EVH Wolfgang Humbucking
Controls and Switching: Master Volume
Case: Gig Bag