Some were given away, or (like the 1984 Kramer) awarded in contests. 1979 Van Halen II – “Bumblebee” Eddie ordered this guitar prior to the band’s second album, Van Halen II, and its tour. "[citation needed]. Eddie also stripped out the original Charvel bridge, leaving its six screw holes behind. It was nicknamed the "Shark" because the chunk he cut out was serrated, resembling shark teeth. In 1981, he replaced the vinyl record with a trimmed piece of a 3-ply black Fender pickguard to cover the control cavity, and put a second pickup in the neck position, a Mighty Mite single coil with a red phenolic bobbin. Hello! He also swapped out the chrome volume knob with a Strat-style skirted "Tone" knob. Exclusive Bumblebee Collector’s Booklet. $60.00 shipping. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. "Bumblebee," as it would come to be known by fans, debuted on the cover of the 1979 album Van Halen II and was heavily played by Eddie throughout the 1979 world tour. So it’s almost that time of year again… Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott was viciously shot and killed 3 years ago this coming Saturday, on December 8, 2004 (John Lennon shot on the same day 24 years earlier). EDDIE VAN HALEN GUITAR PLAYER 1980 SIGNED MAGAZINE PEAVEY BUMBLEBEE EVH WOLFGANG: Condition:--not specified. A non-playing prop guitar used by child actor Bryan Hitchcock, who played a young Eddie Van Halen in the band’s “Hot for Teacher” video, sold for $50,000. He customized it painting the body yellow and adding his signature stripes. The original Frankenstrat was continually becoming copied everywhere and Bumblebee sounded unsatisfactory to Eddie’s continual search for the perfect sound and tone for the guitar. Although Eddie continued to wrestle with the overall capabilities of the guitar, the black-with-yellow-stripes theme became insanely popular. EVH Van Halen II ’79 Bumblebee. Although Eddie continued to wrestle with the overall capabilities of the guitar, the black-with-yellow-stripes theme became insanely popular. EDDIE VAN HALEN BURIED HIS ’79 BLACK & YELLOW GUITAR WITH DIMEBAG DARRELL. The bridge is a Seymour Duncan PAF, and all hardware is stock. Guitariste de la vieille école, Eddie Van Halen n’affectionne donc pas particulièrement la technique des Guitar Hero d’aujourd’hui qui aiment bien mettre leur pédale dans des racks pour les piloter via des contrôleurs MIDI distants. Although it has five mounting holes (one drilled by Van Halen), it was installed with only three screws. Bolt-on birdseye maple neck with oiled back finish, 12” radius birdseye maple fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, katalox dots and black side dots, Skirted Strat®-style volume knob labeled “Tone”, Period-correct prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge system and prototype locking nut, Period-correct Schaller® tuning keys with “S” engraved, Black-with-yellow-stripes hand-painted reliced finish, Back of the headstock signed by Eddie Van Halen, Signed 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen playing Bumblebee, Two packs of '70s-era Fender® Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging. In an interview, Eddie admitted the single-coil pickup and middle switch were not connected to anything. He buried the guitar as a tribute to Pantera guitarist, Dimebag Darrell alongside his cemetarian. The Official Eddie Van Halen Merch Store - Your exclusive destination for Official Eddie Van Halen Merchandise plus Exclusive EVH, 5150, Frankenstein Guitar design, and Wolfgang Guitar Gear. In 2018, Fender-EVH added the '78 Eruption model, followed by the 2019 '79 Bumblebee replica. Its black-with-yellow-stripes paint job has also been reliced to match the wear and tear from his heavy year of touring in 1979, and the guitar is stylishly finished off with chrome hardware. Arriving in a custom-made Anvil® hardshell case, the package also includes '70s-era Fender® Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, an exclusive Bumblebee collector’s booklet, Young Guitar book Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979, and several autographed items—a certificate of authenticity, 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen and vinyl copy of Van Halen II. Eddie Van Halen only met Pantera counterpart "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott a few weeks before he was shot dead on stage with his band Damageplan on Dec. 8, 2004. Other features on the first-incarnation guitar (as pictured on Van Halen II) were a standard nut, single Mighty Mite® humbucking pickup with transparent bobbins, single chrome volume knob, original Charvel® six-screw brass tremolo bridge, and Schaller® tuning keys. He later replaced the white pickguard with a cut up black vinyl record and covered the back with aluminum foil. Next to go was the Mighty Mite pickup. Three hundred replicas of the red-and-black-and-white-striped Frankenstrat were offered by Van Halen's EVH brand for $25,000 each. or Best Offer. The tune is lesser-known compared to the rest of the band’s discography, but that solo remains a beautiful demonstration of Eddie’s range. The second Frankenstrat, appearing on the Van Halen II LP and tour, was a 1979 Charvel hybrid VH2 "Bumblebee" black-and-yellow striped guitar. UPDATED 4/5/19 with several fantastic photos of Ed’s Frankenstein guitar, and two videos, below: Eddie Van Halen announced on social media, “My 1978 touring rig and original “Frankenstein” guitar are on display in New York at the Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s “Play It Loud” Instruments of Rock & Roll exhibit.The exhibit opens to the public on April 8th.” For Eddie Van Halen, good enough is never good enough. * 5150 is a widely used police code for an escaped mental patient and is also the name of Eddie's home recording studio and Van Halens 7th album. He repeated the process with red, creating the classic Frankenstrat. Il est plus le genre à vouloir des pédales à ses pieds où il peut faire des ajustements rapides. This pick guard was later replaced by a real, similarly-shaped pick guard. Signed Van Halen II vinyl. The guitars have a neck profile similar to the original Frankenstrat. Eddie was Dime's main influence and Bumblebee was Dime's all-time favorite guitar. Bumbleebee’s Origins. Kramer Guitars was the first company endorsed by Van Halen in 1983, when it built a Frankenstrat replica, and during this time he replaced the original Frankenstrat neck with a Kramer neck which first seen on "Jump" music video. The guitar I will be constructing will be a replica of the Frankenstrat, circa 1982. 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. All three guitars are meticulously recreated to include parts as close to the original as possible. He installed a new Boogie Bodies maple neck with a natural headstock, unfinished back (which he has always preferred) and 12"-radius dot-inlay maple fingerboard. It also appears a number of times in the game, including transitions at the end of songs; the stripes appear one by one in quick succession, and are then removed. Eddie emigrated to the U.S. from the Netherlands during the rock and roll heyday of the late '60s and soon abandoned his piano for drums and electric guitar. One of Eddie’s Charvel guitars that features a cigarette burn on the front sold for $140,800. To record "Women and Children First", Van Halen borrowed a Destroyer from the then-unknown Chris Holmes.[10]. Meanwhile, a scaled-down prop of the classic red, black and white Frankenstrat, used by child actor Bryan Hitchcock in the music video for Van Halen’s Hot For Teacher sold for $50,000. I hope you like this original take on the guitar! The best-known Kramer owned by Van Halen was the 5150, which he built in the Kramer factory. Light Up The Sky. 1978 was the year that the original Frankenstrat was first seen by the world. Signed Certificate of Authenticity. According to the guitarist, "The Schwinn bicycle paint gives it pop. Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979 Young Guitar Book. In 1979, he replaced the original black pickguard with a white pickguard. For the band's 2012 tour, Van Halen used a variant of the Frankenstrat with the black-and-white capped-bridge pickup from his Wolfgang models, a maple Wolfgang neck with a black headstock and a Wolfgang-style volume knob. Charvel introduced a signature-model Eddie Van Halen guitar, the Charvel EVH Art Series Guitar equipped with a single custom-wound pickup and a Floyd Rose locking tremolo, in three colors: white with black stripes, black with yellow stripes and red with black-and-white stripes. Stolen. According to a report from Michael Astley-Brown for Total Guitar, Eddie Van Halen has announced the ’79 Bumblebee, a replica of the iconic black-and-yellow-striped electric guitar that stars on 1979’s Van Halen II album, which is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. [3], Van Halen bought the Frankenstrat's northern ash body and maple neck (which was a factory reject) for $130 from Wayne Charvel and Lynn Ellsworth, who sold Boogie Body bodies and necks. The Official Eddie Van Halen Merch Store - Your exclusive destination for Official Eddie Van Halen Merchandise plus Exclusive EVH, 5150, Frankenstein Guitar design, and Wolfgang Guitar Gear. “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was tragically shot onstage on December 8, 2004 while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.. A copy of the Frankenstrat is housed in the National Museum of American History, part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.[1]. Although listed as number seventy in the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists, Eddie is considered by many as one of the most influential guitarists of the past century. The simple circuit consisted of a single humbucking pick-up, an A500k potentiometer (the volume control) and a 1/4-inch output jack. Fig. It was made from a Northern Ash Stratocaster body, with pickup routing which he modified to fit a Gibson PAF humbucking bridge pickup. In an eternal sign of deep respect, Eddie's original Bumblebee guitar was buried alongside Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, who died tragically in 2004. Eddie Van Halen also played the guitar extensively throughout the band’s 1979 world tour. Eddie Van Halen's original Bumblebee guitar won hearts and blew minds 1979 when it featured on the back of the Van Halen II album cover. A few weeks prior to his death, Abbott had met Van Halen and asked him for a replica of the Bumblebee. Officially Licensed EVH Black & Yellow VH2 "Bumblebee" Eddie Van Halen Mini Guitar Replica Collectible This classic's yellow striping pattern is closely based off of the original black and white design. Inc. During the recording process for Van Halen II, Eddie Van Halen sought something fresh to play other than his original “Frankenstrat,” which at the time was being heavily copied by many major guitar companies. The guitarist originally used the Fender tremolo system from his 1958 Fender Stratocaster, adding the Floyd Rose later. $2,438.00. “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was tragically shot onstage on December 8, 2004 while performing with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio.. Capitalising on these replica guitars, EVH and Fender later released a more budget-friendly Frankenstrat replica (named "Franky") under the Striped Series moniker, which are manufactured in Fender's Ensenada, Mexico facility. Van Halen was able to purchase the factory second body at a discount price of $50 due to a knot in the wood. He Buried His Original “Bumblebee” Guitar With Dimebag Darrell The late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell idolized Van Halen and reportedly listened to their music before every show. A guide to the VH2 Charvel "Bumblebee" guitar. He always seeks out the best possible option for his sound. He tasked Wayne Charvel to make the original guitar, which had a maple neck, maple fingerboard and dot inlays. About 180 were sold in the United States, and the remainder overseas. Its red design and stripes are in obvious homage to the original Frankenstrat. The whole package comes in a custom-made Anvil hardshell case with '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, an exclusive Bumblebee collector’s booklet, Young Guitar book Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979, and several autographed items - a certificate of authenticity, 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen and vinyl copy of Van Halen II. Van Halen removed both tone-control potentiometers, wiring the pickups in a simple circuit largely due to his limited knowledge of electronics. T-shirts - Hoodies - Board Shorts - High Top Shoes - Flip Flops - Guitars - Accessories - Hats It is unknown if this is the original, a replica prototype, one of the replica models or a custom-built guitar.[12]. 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. Kramer Guitars was the first company endorsed by Van Halen in 1983, when it built a Frankenstrat replica, and during this time he replaced the original Frankenstrat neck with a Kramer neck which first seen on "Jump" music video. "Bumblebee," as it would come to be known by fans, debuted on the cover of the 1979 album Van Halen II and was heavily played by Eddie throughout the 1979 world tour. To confuse imitators, he screwed a three-way switch sideways into the middle position cavity. The Frankenstrat was Van Halen's attempt to combine the sound of a classic Gibson guitar with the physical attributes and tremolo bar functionality of a Fender Stratocaster. Eddie was Dime's main influence and Bumblebee was Dime's all-time favorite guitar. 1979 Van Halen II – “Bumblebee” Eddie ordered this guitar prior to the band’s second album, Van Halen II, and its tour. The ’79 Bumblebee 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. 1. The Frankenstrat, also known as "Frankie", is a guitar created by Eddie Van Halen. Notably, the back of the headstock of each guitar bears Eddie Van Halen’s signature, adding to the value and the once-in-a lifetime collector’s nature of this instrument. Eddie Van Halen also played the guitar extensively throughout the band’s 1979 world tour. It was buried with Dimebag Darrell of Pantera in a Kiss Kasket,[6] who had asked for a Charvel Art Series replica before they were released; Van Halen was said to have presented the original guitar at his funeral. Eddie Van Halen's Eruption guitar solo. Paul Unkert, the "Guitar Guy" of UNK guitars, worked on the Frankenstrat and put his "Unk" stamp on it. This month we’re going to explore a very unique wiring created by a guy from the Netherlands named Edward Lodewijk Van Halen, better known as Eddie Van Halen. $1,499.99. The Frankenstrat has gone through a number of necks over the years, and its bridge has evolved from the 1958 Fender tremolo to original Floyd Rose bridges (with and without fine tuners). © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); FMIC. Ended: Oct 22, 2020. Details about EDDIE VAN HALEN GUITAR PLAYER 1980 SIGNED MAGAZINE PEAVEY BUMBLEBEE EVH WOLFGANG See original listing. The unique stripe design is a copyright (2001) of E.L.V.H Inc. All rights reserved. EVH WOLFGANG STANDARD w/ KRAMER 5150 STRIPES =VAN HALEN= PEAVEY ... EVH Wolfgang Custom Eddie Van Halen Signature 2011 w/ Original Hard Case, o0556. Eddie Van Halen had stage IV lung cancer and a brain tumour, his son reveals Doctors told the late guitar icon he had only six weeks to live back in 2017. It has six strings and a Floyd Rose tremolo. In 2013 Van Halen's brand, EVH, released a line of Fender USA-manufactured replicas based on previous Frankenstrats. Il suffit de poser les yeux sur ... L'une de ses guitares préférées fût la Charvel Bumblebee noire et jaune qu'on voit sur Van Halen II sur laquelle il a modifié une micro Humbucker DiMarzio auquel il a rajouté l'aimant d'un Gibson P.A.F.. Cette guitare a été enterrée avec Dimebag Darrell en 2006. Three guitars belonging to the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen have sold at auction for over $422,000.. Read more: How Eddie Van Halen’s “endless pursuit” of perfection changed the guitar industry forever The instruments were listed in Julien’s Auctions’ annual Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ’N’ Roll Auction; the two-day event kicked off on Tuesday and concluded yesterday (2 December). EVH Van Halen II ’79 Bumblebee. During the funeral on December 14th, EVH arrived with a guitar, which surprisingly wasn’t a production model, but the original one pictured on the back sleeve of Van Halen II in 1979. These guitars were primarily backups for the 5150 on tours, and were retired at the same time. There are three, based on the Charvel "Bumblebee", the original pick-guarded Frankenstrat and the red, white and black Frankenstrat,[13] with hardware similar to that of the EVH Wolfgangs. This is a Van Halen essential. The EVH '79 Bumblebee is an incredible recreation of Eddie Van Halen's own iconic black-with-yellow stripes Strat-style electric guitar that made its debut on the cover of Van Halen II back in 1979. (P.S. It appeared on cover of the Van Halen 2 album. This is modeled after the original shark guitar that Eddie Van Halen had crafted by "when Eddie took his angular offset axe and sawed a chunk out of the body, leaving jagged edges in the wood that resembled teeth". The guitars have a neck profile similar to the original Frankenstrat. This pickup was later replaced by a Seymour Duncan humbucker. Because companies began selling guitars with similar finishes, and because he felt that the guitar was being too badly damaged from overuse, he stopped playing the Frankenstrat in public, instead using the black-and-yellow "bumblebee" guitar pictured on Van Halen II (1979). 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. The original Frankenstrat was continually becoming copied everywhere and Bumblebee sounded unsatisfactory to Eddie’s continual search for the perfect sound and tone for the guitar. [ Eruption] [ Frankenstein] [ Bumblebee] [ 5150] 5150 - aka: "5150" 5150 - aka: "5150" * Another very iconic striped guitar that is instantly recognizable by its namesake - the 5150 space tape numbers that it is adorned with! After selecting a DiMarzio® Super Distortion humbucking pickup, he swapped out its ceramic magnet for an alnico 2 magnet from a Gibson® PAF. Eddie Van Halen's Eruption guitar solo. Eddie was Dime’s main influence and Bumblebee was Dime’s all-time favorite guitar. The removal of the wood destroyed the guitar's sound, and it was retired. Eddie had the idea to build a new guitar with an ash body and black-and-yellow-stripe paint job, with rear-loaded electronics so there would be no pickguard. In an interview with Ultimate Guitar, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather talked about the time he worked with late pop icon Michael Jackson and revealed the warning he received from late guitar master Eddie Van Halen.. As you may recall, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson released his famous song ‘Beat It‘ within his sixth studio album, ‘Thriller’ back in 1982. The $80 neck had jumbo fret wire, and its truss rod was adjustable at the heel.[4]. He always seeks out the best possible option for his sound. T-shirts - Hoodies - Board Shorts - High Top Shoes - Flip Flops - Guitars - Accessories - Hats In April 2019, the Metropolitan Museum of Art displayed the Frankenstrat guitar as part of the "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll" exhibit. old interview from the 80s ed and val at their home, short vid of ed playing a rare blk an yell charvel that is different from his vh 2 charvel. Yes, it’s the 40th anniversary of Van Halen II! During the process of recording 1979 album Van Halen II, Eddie Van Halen sought something fresh to play other than his original "Frankenstrat," which at the time was being heavily copied by just about every major guitar company in the world. Two packs of '70s-era Fender® Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging. To celebrate, EVH has announced it’s making 50 replicas of Eddie’s ’79 Bumblebee model. EVH® logo are registered trademarks of E.L.V.H. He then screwed the pickup to the guitar in the bridge position, slightly offset from perpendicular to the strings, to compensate for the different string spacing between the Gibson's pickup and the Fender's bridge. 4. FrankenStrat. Van Halen had the idea to build a new guitar with an ash body and black-and-yellow-stripe paint job, with rear-loaded electronics so there would be no pickguard. I wanted to try and combine the bumblebee colours and the frankenstrat look, but I wanted it to be a personal guitar, not just a replica or near copy. He told Haney that “An original should have an original,” but couldn’t bring himself to … Eddie Van Halen only met Pantera counterpart "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott a few weeks before he was shot dead on stage with his band Damageplan on Dec. 8, 2004. Signed 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen playing Bumblebee. 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. Different from original recording, this is the live version. Music Edward Van Halen's clean, powerful lead playing was first recorded earlier this year on his band's predominately heavy-metal debut album, Van Halen [Warner Bros.]; at the time he was 21. “Bumblebee,” as it would affectionately come to be known by fans, was heavily played by Eddie throughout Van Halen's 1979 world tour. After all these modifications, only the original body, striped paint job, screw-eye strap hooks and Schaller® tuners remained from the first version of the guitar. He rewound the pickup by hand, dipped it in paraffin wax and put copper tape around the windings. I wanted to try and combine the bumblebee colours and the frankenstrat look, but I wanted it to be a personal guitar, not just a replica or near copy. FrankenStrat. The guitar which Eddie made famous by building himself and playing exclusively on most of Van Halen‘s major hit records, was donated to the Hard Rock Cafe in 2004 and is valued at around $100,000.. A number of other Kramers were also built and used by Van Halen during this time (most notably the 1984 Kramer), although most were simply striped designs without other markings. 40 years later, EVH has meticulously recreated this wildly iconic guitar in the form of the limited edition '79 Bumblebee. Once you heard it perform though, that is when you fell in love with the Bumblebee. Only 50 of these guitars were made - a true collectors guitar. The Frankenstrat's paintjob was used in the box art for Guitar Hero: Van Halen. A strip of double-sided masking tape was added near the pick guard, on which Van Halen placed a variety of picks. “Bumblebee,” as it would affectionately come to be known by fans, was heavily played by Eddie throughout Van Halen's 1979 world tour. Eddie Van Halen is best known as the lead guitarist and a co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen. Van Halen painted the guitar black, and when it was dry he put strips of gaffer tape on the body and repainted it white. He instead outfitted the instrument with a prototype two-point Floyd Rose® bridge and locking nut with retainer bar, becoming the first professional rock guitarist to use a locking-nut tremolo system. According to the auction listing, the guitar was built by Eddie Van Halen and his guitar tech. [5] Van Halen put a Gibson decal on the headstock, emphasizing the "cross-pollination" between Gibson and Fender. In 1979, disappointed with the bumblebee's performance, Van Halen re-taped the body of the Frankenstrat and painted it with red Schwinn bicycle paint. MXR EVH Phase 90 Eddie Van Halen Phase Pedal - $129.99 The Script switch is a welcome addition to this compact, retro-voiced phaser, allowing you to switch modes between the mellower Script Logo tone of the 1974 original models and the Block Logo phaser that came a few years later. Officially Licensed EVH Black & Yellow VH2 "Bumblebee" Eddie Van Halen Mini Guitar Replica Collectible This classic's yellow striping pattern is closely based off of the original black and white design. In addition to “Eruption,” you’ll also find “Ice Cream Man” on Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut.This cover of a John Brim original starts off with the classic blues sound, but Eddie’s guitar soars in about halfway through. He equipped the Frankenstrat with a PAF ("patent applied for") pickup removed from his Gibson ES-335, potting the pickup in paraffin wax to reduce microphonic feedback. In addition to “Eruption,” you’ll also find “Ice Cream Man” on Van Halen’s 1978 self-titled debut.This cover of a John Brim original starts off with the classic blues sound, but Eddie’s guitar soars in about halfway through. But Van Halen… After “Dimebag” was shot to death on stage, Eddie Van Halen had donated his original black-and-yellow-striped 1979 Charvel “Bumblebee” guitar, which was featured on the back cover of “Van Halen II”, to be included in the Kiss casket donated by Gene Simmons of Kiss.