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.
SERIES: EVH® Frankenstein
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: MX
NECK MATERIAL: Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple
NECK FINISH: Heavy Relic® Lacquer
NECK SHAPE: EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
NECK CONSTRUCTION: 4-Bolt Standard
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
SIDE DOTS: Black
NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
TRUSS ROD: Dual-Action with Wheel
TRUSS ROD NUT: Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
STRING NUT: Floyd Rose® Locking
1.69" (43 mm)
NUT MATERIAL: Floyd Rose® Locking
BODY FINISH: Lacquer
BODY SHAPE: Stratocaster®
BODY MATERIAL: Basswood
BRIDGE: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®