EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)
EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)

EVH Striped Series '78 Eruption - Black / White Stripes Relic (877)

5107900576

Save 15% - Use Code: MEMORIAL15

Regular price$ 1,899.99
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
Call us: +1 (210) 384-4303

  • Fast Shipping!

On the cover of Van Halen’s 1978 eponymous debut album, Eddie Van Halen thrusts his black-and-white striped Strat-style guitar towards the camera as if he’s showing you the future. He 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.

The all-new EVH Striped Series ’78 Eruption guitar combines many of those famed mods along with modernized features and a relic treatment.

The Stratocaster-style body sports Eddie’s famed white-and-black-striped paint job and has been paired to a quartersawn maple neck with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish. The 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets was designed for fast and furious playing styles with maximum comfort, while a heel-mount truss rod wheel makes for time-saving neck adjustments.

A single EVH Wolfgang® humbucking bridge pickup provides classic Eddie Van Halen guitar tone – from crystal cleans to fat and rich mids and lows, while the brass nut and six-saddle vintage Fender Stratocaster synchronized tremolo bridge with a 43mm brass block allow for authentic EVH tone.

Other features include a skirted white Strat-style volume control knob (labeled “tone”) with 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot and treble bleed circuit, black pickguard, chrome hardware, oversized strap buttons, EVH neck plate and larger, ‘70s-style licensed Fender Strat headstock with gold EVH logo.

Model: EVH '78 Eruption 

Body: Basswood

Color: Black and White Striped Pattern

Neck: Quartersawn Maple

Neck Shape: EVH Modified "C" Shape

Neck Finish: Hand Rubbed Satin Urethane

Fingerboard: 12" to 16" Compound Radius

Frets: 22 Jumbo

Inlays: Black Dots

Nut: Brass

Headstock: Strat (large) 

Tuning Machines: EVH Branded

Scale: 25.5"

Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Fender Synchronized Trem. 43mm Brass Block 

Bridge Pickup: EVH Wolfgang Humbucker

Controls: Master Volume (Labeled Tone) 

Switching: N/A

Strings: .009-.042

Included Accessories: Tremolo Arm, Wrenches, Stripped Series Gig Bag 

 

All Sales Final on Close-out Pricing. No Returns. No Exchanges.

Lark Guitars Difference: Lark Guitars takes great pride in making sure your shipment will arrive timely, correctly and as hassle free as possible. With the massive shift to more remote ordering of guitars and instruments, this process can be exasperating at times. It is our goal to minimize any of these feelings, making your transaction from purchase to playing as joyfully possible. For more info regarding our shipping methods, please visit here.

International Shipping:

We ship all over the world, please contact us with any questions you may have or to receive a detailed shipping quote! More info here

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Fast Shipping

Lark Guitars takes great pride in making sure your shipment will arrive timely, correctly and as hassle free as possible.

Product Support

We're here to help, ask away! Every item we sell includes free product support!

NAMM Top 100 Dealer

Lark Guitars is a proud NAMM Top 100 Dealer that is committed to music in our community.

Why Choose us?

We're musicians too!

Here at Lark Guitars we go above and beyond to ensure your experience, and purchase is great!

Testimonials

★★★★★

All I can say is wow.... The selection of guitars, amps and accessories is amazing. Staff was very friendly and attentive.. I'm not a great guitar player but man the staff treated me like I was a rockstar.. Will be buying from them in the future.

G. Sanchez
★★★★★

This guitar store is Awesome, Amazing I caught myself salivating over the deliciousness on every wall and the store clerks are knowledgeable beyond my many moons of guitar playing. My new favorite place on Earth.....

C. Deosdade
★★★★★

This is easily the best guitar shop I’ve ever been too and the staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.I purchased a Mark V 25 and Mesa headtrack pedal and I am definitely looking forward to going back in the future to get more gear.If you’re looking for great gear this is the place to go 🤘🏻

Bryan Miller

Recently viewed