here 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.
From the Manufacturer : SERIES: EVH® Frankenstein ORIENTATION: Right-Hand COLOR: Red COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Mexico HEADSTOCK: Stratocaster® 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 NUT WIDTH: 1.69" (43 mm) NUT MATERIAL: Floyd Rose® Locking BODY: Basswood BODY FINISH: Lacquer BODY SHAPE: Stratocaster® BODY MATERIAL: Basswood BRIDGE: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna® BRIDGE MOUNTING: 2-Point Modern TREMOLO BLOCK: Brass PICKGUARD: Custom EVH Frankenstein Control Guard PICKUP COVERS: Black CONTROL KNOBS: White Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone") HARDWARE FINISH: Aged Chrome TUNING MACHINES: EVH®-Branded Gotoh® STRING TREES: Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar STRINGS: EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges) TREMOLO ARM: Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking STRAP BUTTONS: Oversized BRIDGE PICKUP: EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking PICKUP CONFIGURATION: H-S CONTROLS: Master Volume SWITCHING: None POTENTIOMETERS: 500k Low Friction EVH/Bourns DIMENSIONS: 4.50x15.20x42.10 IN SHIPPING WEIGHT: 11.45 LB FRET SIZE: Jumbo SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (64.77 cm) SHIPPING LENGTH: 42.10 IN SHIPPING HEIGHT: 4.50 IN SHIPPING WIDTH: 15.20 IN Accessories INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: EVH® WOLFGANG® /STRIPED SERIES GIG BAG TRUSS ROD WRENCH: 2.5 mm Hex