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EVH '79 Bumblebee Tribute Electric Guitar Black with Yellow Stripes

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Eddie Van Halen's wildly iconic black-with-yellow stripes Strat-style guitar made its official debut on the cover of the 1979 album Van Halen II. "Bumblebee," as it would affectionately come to be known by fans, was heavily played by Eddie throughout Van Halen's 1979 world tour.

40 years later, EVH has meticulously recreated this world famous instrument in the form of the ’79 Bumblebee. Limited to only a 50-piece worldwide run, this tribute model features all of the original specs including an ash Strat body, bolt-on birdseye maple neck with oiled back finish, straight 12" radius birdseye maple fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, katalox dots and black side dots, and skirted Strat-style "Tone" volume knob.

True to Eddie's pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH '79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. EVH also matched the Bumblebee's six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. All hardware has been reliced, including the custom brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, original period-correct Schaller tuning machines and side output jack.

Its black-with-yellow-stripes paint job has also been reliced to match the wear and tear from his year of touring, and is stylishly finished off with chrome hardware.

Adding to the value and the once-in-a lifetime collector's nature of this instrument, Eddie Van Halen signed the back of each headstock.

Arriving in a custom-made Anvil hardshell case, the package will also include '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, exclusive collector’s Bumblebee booklet, Young Guitar book Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 and 1979 and several autographed items including a certificate of authenticity, 8"x10" 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen and vinyl copy of Van Halen II.

Features:

  • Stratocaster Ash Body w/ Black-with-Yellow-Stripes Finish
  • 25.5" Scale Birdseye Maple Neck
  • EVH '79 Bumblebee Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Period-Correct Prototype Non-Fine Tuner Locking Tremolo Bridge
  • Period-Correct Schaller with "S" Engraved
  • Only 50 Available Worldwide
  • Includes Hardshell Case, Fender Super Bullets Strings, Van Halen Picks, Collector's Booklet, Young Guitar Book, & Autographed Items

Get your EVH '79 Bumblebee Tribute Electric Guitar Black with Yellow Stripes 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
  • Hardshell Case
  • Strings
  • Picks
  • Collector's Booklet
  • Young Guitar Book
  • Autographed Items

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Category Solid Body Electric Guitar
Number of Strings 6
Body Style Stratocaster
Scale Length 25.5"
Number of Frets 21
Body Wood Ash
Neck Wood Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Wood Birdseye Maple
Pickup Configuration H
Color Other
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Hard Case
Series Limited Edition
Model 5101079000
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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