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Description & Specs

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.


Pays tribute to Edward Van Halen's revered proto-superstrat platform

Road-punished, solid-colored finish updated with modern hardware and electronics

Strat-style basswood body yields growling acoustics with cutting mids

Bolt-on maple neck features a modified "C" back shape and a relic'd lacquer finish

Neck is quarter-sawn and graphite-reinforced for added stability

Lightning-fast compound-radius fingerboard boasts 22 jumbo-sized frets

Convenient heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel

Direct-mount EVH Wolfgang humbucker erupts with chunky rhythms, articulate leads, and stadium-filling punch and sustain

Top-mount EVH-branded Floyd Rose tremolo permits whammy abuse with rock-solid tuning stability

D-Tuna enables effortless access to Drop D

Strat-style headstock with an eye-catching "EVH" logo

Dummy single-coil neck pickup, 5-way blade selector switch wedged into the mid position, skirted Strat-style volume knob, and custom pickguard

Case: Gig bag
Weight 7 lb 10 oz



This instrument is in excellent, near mint condition. The techs found no issues and it has little to no play wear. It looks, plays and sounds great! Please see pictures for overall condition of the guitar. The actual item for sale is shown in the photographs.

More Info:

We are an authorized dealer for brand approved manufacturer refurbished guitars. These guitars are sent directly from the manufacturer to the authorized refurbishing center where they are fully inspected, set up and cleared by a certified technician. They are sent there for many reasons, including: returns, cosmetic flaws, minor repairs, surplus & discontinued or last years models. The guitars serial number may be partially altered and/or replaced and the back of the headstock is lightly stamped "used" by the authorized refurbishing center per manufacturer agreements.