Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this EVH "Frankie" is totally dialed in and ready to shred the world. Modeled after Eddie's favorite guitar with quirky features and amazing sound. What a slammin' guitar this is! Read below for more details and specifications.
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.
Nickel EVH Tuners by Gotoh
1 11/16' Floyd Rose Nut
Modified C Profile Quartersawn Maple Neck with 25.5" Scale Length
Neck Depth .78" at First Fret and .83" at Twelfth Fret
22 Jumbo Frets
Maple Fingerboard with Dot Markers and 12"-16" Compound Radius
One EVH Humbucker
White Stratocaster-Style Control Knob Labeled "Tone" Functions as Master Volume Control
EVH Floyd Rose 1000 System with D-Tuna
Basswood Body in Relic Red Finish
Oversized Strap Buttons
Weight 7 lb 11 oz
EVH Gig Bag
Serial Number EVH2201220