EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption

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Electric guitar, Relic Finish, basswood body, Quartersawn Maple neck, EVH Wolfgang humbucker, Synchronized Tremolo, Gotoh tuner...  All product info

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Product information - EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption

Electric guitar with Relic finish, Quartersawn Maple neck and EVH Wolfgang humbucker

  • Stratocaster electric guitar from the EVH Striped Series.
  • Authentic replica of the homemade guitar Eddie van Halen used to record "Eruption" and is immortalized on the cover of the first Van Halen album
  • Relic finish, white with black stripes
  • Bolt-on construction with 25.5" scale length (648 mm)
  • Linden body
  • Bolted Quartersawn Maple neck (radial-cut maple with standing growth rings)
  • 22-fret maple fingerboard with Dot inlays
  • 12" to 16" compound fingerboard radius (305 mm to 406 mm)
  • "EVH Modified C" neck profile
  • One EVH Wolfgang humbucker in the bridge position
  • Smooth EVH/Bourns low-friction volume control, cap with "Tone" labelling
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Strat Tremolo with bent steel tailpieces and brass block
  • Gotoh tuners with EVH branding
  • EVH Striped Series gig bag included 

Authentic replica of Eddie van Halen's black and white Eruption guitar.

The EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption is an authentic replica of that homemade electric guitar in the distinctive striped finish that Eddie van Halen used for the recording of the "Eruption" solo and the cover photo of the first Van Halen album. Accordingly, the electric guitar in the classic Strat style convinces not only with an unmistakable appearance but also with the typical Van Halen sound and excellent playing characteristics for virtuoso solos and tapping at the highest level. In addition to the basswood body in a striped Relic finish, the Striped Series '78 Eruption features a grippy maple neck with Eddie's favourite C-shape and a hot Wolfgang humbucker to keep the guitar amp steaming. Last but not least, a Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo and Gotoh tuners complete the Striped Series '78 Eruption electric guitar from EVH. 

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption
The EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption is an exact replica of the legendary guitar used by Eddie Van Halen to record the Eruption solo and featured on the cover of the first Van Halen album.
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Back
The comfortable Quartersawn Maple neck in the "EVH Modified C" profile is screwed to the linden body using the classic method.

Super Strat with Relic Finish

To reproduce the look and feel of the original "Eruption" guitar as closely as possible, EVH follows the characteristic specifications of the original. Thus, the linden body wears a Relic Finish, which not only conveys the feel of a perfectly played-in guitar but also accurately recreates the black and white stripe pattern. With the "EVH Modified C" profile and the compound radius of the fingerboard, the bolt-on neck made of stable Quartersawn Maple offers first-class playing characteristics and the best conditions for virtuoso tapping solos. 

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Body
With an EVH Wolfgang humbucker, the Striped Series '78 Eruption delivers that signature Van Halen sound.

Wolfgang Humbucker

The electrical sound transformation of the EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption is handled by a single EVH Wolfgang humbucker in bridge position. Eddies Klangvorgaben matching the pickup sets the guitar amplifier with an increased output under steam and delivers respectful distortion sounds, which cut through the Mix with accentuated midrange focus and even at maximum distortion every note cleanly articulated to the ear. But also in the clean channel, the Wolfgang humbucker can convince with a powerful and finely resolved output. The pickup is controlled with a smooth EVH/Bourns low-friction volume control, whose classic skirt knob is of course labeled "Tone"

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption Headstock
Gotoh tuners with EVH logo guarantee accurate and stable tuning of Striped Series '78 Eruption.

Authentic hardware equipment

Of course, authentic hardware equipment completes the EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption electric guitar. The bridge is a classic 6-saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Strat Tremolo, which not only convinces with its smooth handling, but also supports the sound character of the electric guitar with its solid brass block and string riders made of bent sheet steel. On the large Seventies-style headstock, Gotoh tuners with EVH branding also ensure accurate and robust tuning of the guitar.


  • Manufacturer: EVH
  • Series: Striped Series
  • Design: Stratocaster
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: Quarter Sawn Maple
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Neck Profile: EVH Modified 'C' Backshape
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Fretboard Type: Compound-Radius, 12" - 16"
  • Scale in mm: 648
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Format: Jumbo
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dot
  • Nut type: Brass
  • Nut width in mm: 42.9
  • Pickup: H
  • Manufacturer pickups: EVH
  • Neck Pickup: No
  • Middle Pickup: No
  • Bridge Pickup: Wolfgang Humbucker
  • Active pickups: No
  • Coil-splitting: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Passive
  • Switch: No
  • Control: Vol
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Strat
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Relic'd Chrome
  • String Gauge: .009 - .042
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Country of Origin: Mexico
  • Finish: Relic
  • Colour: White with Black Stripes
  • Number of Strings: 6
  • Case included: No
  • Gigbag included: Yes
  • Certificate: No
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