When Eddie Van Halen introduced his famous red, white and black striped 5150® guitar in 1984, he never would have fathomed the thousands of copies it would inspire. But then again, Eddie has made a career of being copied in every which way imaginable. EVH proudly introduces a new Striped Series 5150 model based on his original instrument, featuring his distinctively striped 5150 motif and single humbucker setup.
The Striped Series 5150 has a basswood body identical to the original, with a bolt-on quartersawn maple neck featuring a comfortable modified “C” profile, hand-rubbed satin urethane finish on the back and unique “hockey stick” headstock. The fast-playing 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets, black dot inlays and a convenient heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel.
The 5150 is also fitted with a custom-designed EVH® Wolfgang® alnico 2 humbucking bridge pickup, delivering the perfect amount of power and articulation with sweet sustain and thick chunky rhythms in a perfectly balanced EQ curve. A custom designed EVH-branded low-friction volume knob provides for unmatched performance and even-volume tapering for the smoothest volume swells.
The only flaw we could find on this was a small ding under the low E tuner on the headstock and you can feel the joint on the headstock a little. See photos
Decked out with a rock solid “dive bomb” certified EVH-branded Floyd Rose® bridge, the locking tailpiece features fine tuners for each string and a patented EVH D-Tuna® for switching back and forth from drop-D to standard tuning in an instant.
With its quintessential red 5150 hologram numbers and star decals, the Striped Series 5150 is a high-powered, high-performance machine that’s as kickass to look at as it is to play.
Model NameStriped Series 5150®, Maple Fingerboard, Red with Black and White Stripes
Country Of OriginMX
ColorR/B/W "5150" Striped Pattern
Body FinishGloss Urethane
Neck MaterialQuartersawn Maple
Neck FinishHand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck ShapeEVH® Modified "C" Backshape
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets22
String NutFloyd Rose® R3 Locking
Nut Width1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position InlaysBlack Dot
Truss RodsEVH®-Branded with Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench2.5 mm Hex
Bridge PickupDirect Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
ControlsVolume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit
BridgeEVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Tuning MachinesEVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Control KnobsBlack Knurled with White Indicator
StringsEVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Included AccessoriesTremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual
DisclaimerWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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