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EVH Limited Edition '78 Eruption Electric Guitar (SN:61971)

You are looking at an EVH Limited Edition '78 Eruption Electric Guitar, serial number 61971. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, 10.6 oz.)


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It takes one hell of a guitar player to play a song like "Eruption," and it takes a great mind to design and build a guitar. But it takes a brilliant rock 'n' roll visionary to know that no guitar on the market can keep up with your playing and decide to build one yourself to fix that problem—like Eddie Van Halen did at only 22 years old. Now, with the release of the EVH '78 Eruption, you can own an incredibly limited piece of rock history with only 40 of these guitars sold worldwide. The EVH '78 Eruption features unequaled Van Halen specifications and is delivered stocked with collector's items you won't find anywhere else.

Own an Incredibly Limited Piece of Rock History
Eddie Van Halen is one of the biggest names in the history of rock music. His playing raised the bar for guitarists into the stratosphere. But it wasn't just his inimitable sound on famed Van Halen tracks that made him so great—it was his incredible style, including that killer white and black axe featured on their debut album cover. The most amazing thing about that guitar? Eddie built it himself. Before that, no guitar existed which could handle the way Eddie played. Now EVH is releasing the '78 Eruption guitar as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen's musical and technical innovation—and it's limited to only 40 pieces worldwide.

Unequaled Van Halen Specifications
Back in 1978, Eddie outfitted his original white and black guitar with all the specs he needed to reach the pinnacle of guitar playing. Beginning with an ash Strat body, Eddie chipped away at the single-coil bridge pickup cutout and made it humbucker sized, electing to have this as the only pickup in the guitar. To reduce feedback he potted that humbucker himself. The EVH '78 Eruption immaculately recreates Eddie's original guitar, with an ash Strat body and bolt-on maple neck with oiled back. It's got 21 jumbo frets on a 12" radius maple fingerboard. The pickguard is hand-cut like the original and surrounds the only pickup in the guitar—an EVH Frankenstein humbucker. This stunning recreation even has a vintage Fender Strat bridge with a Kluson brass block and eye-screw strap hooks. Finally, the '78 Eruption is finished white-with-black stripes in a hand-painted lacquer finish, identical to how Eddie did it forty years ago.

Stocked with Collector's Items
To really blow you away EVH has also remade Eddie's G&G case. It's got a worn outside, backstage pass sticker and distressed latches, just like the original. They even stocked it with all the items Eddie was using at that time. There's a '78 chain strap, 3-in-one oil can, two packs of '70's-era Fender Super Bullet strings in recreated packaging, and an unused backstage pass vinyl cloth sticker. They even threw in some awesome extras any super fan of Van Halen will go nuts over, including autographed Van Halen vinyl, exclusive Eruption Collector's Edition Booklet and a signed 8" x 10" 1978 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen. You will never see a more amazing collector's package than this.


  • '78 Eruption Eddie Van Halen Custom Guitar Recreation Limited to 40 Worldwide
  • Ash Strat Body with Custom White-with-Black Stripes Hand-Painted Finish
  • Bolt-On Maple Neck with Oiled Back Finish
  • 12" Radius Maple Fingerboard with 21 Jumbo Frets
  • EVH Frankenstein Humbucking Pickup
  • Vintage Fender Strat Bridge with a Kluson Brass Block and Schaller Tuning Keys
  • Includes Recreated G&G Case Stocked with Collector's Items and Signed COA

Get your EVH Limited Edition '78 Eruption Electric Guitar from Sam Ash today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Period-Correct Hardshell Case
  • Signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • '78 Chain Strap
  • 3-in-1 Oil Can
  • 2 x '70s-era Fender String Packs
  • '70s Picks
  • Sticker
  • 8"x10" Concert Photo of EVH
  • Exclusive Eruption Collector's Booklet


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Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Body Style Stratocaster®
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Wood Ash
Pickup Configuration H
Bridge Pickup EVH Frankenstein™
Bridge Type Vintage Fender® Stratocaster® with a Kluson® Brass Block
Tuning Machines Schaller
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Weight 7 lbs, 10.6 oz.
Series Eruption
Model '78 Eruption
Warranty Info:

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation ("FMIC") warrants this EVH brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.

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