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Introducing the special 300-instrument limted edition run of the Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein™ Replica Guitar.

Eddie Vanhalen Frankenstein Guitar

Musician Eddie Van Halen filed a cause of action for copyright infringement on Friday in a Los Angeles court against Nike, the makers of NYX Dunk Low Premium athletic sneakers that feature his Frankenstein design – see shoe design below.

ELVH, a Van Halen company, contends that the similar Nike design caused irreparable harm and damage and asked for the seizure and destruction of all the sneakers, confiscation of the profits and damages.

Nike issued the following statement: “Based on the information provided to us, we have not infringed on any rights held by Mr. Van Halen. Nike’s Dunk shoe design is not substantially similar to any of the Van Halen designs, and Nike has not referenced the ‘Van Halen’ name or image as part of any marketing campaign or promotional material associated with the shoe.”

Frankenstein Guitar Eddie Van Halen

1984 Frankenstein Guitar Eddie Van Halen adopted Shaller produced original Floyd Rose bridge and tuners, however we think that volume tuners currently is just not so important simply because when the Floyd nut is locked, the tuners is not an important concern. Chavel evh utilized Fender produced pick-ups. However in what we concern about, except pick-ups, the output of a guitar may also be important.

 

As to playability, charvel Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein Guitar possesses a particularly excellent balance, with hard maple guitar neck and light oil painting, the guitar neck of Charvel evh feels like a common fender neck. If you want to possess the identical feeling of Charvel, trust me, these necks would not please you, simply because they do not have that feature. Do not get me wrong, Charvel neck is truly nice and offers great playability, but these necks are not the replications. Of those Charvel necks of end nineteen seventies or early 1980’s.

Frankenstein Guitar Tab

Frankenstein tab page on evhfrankensteinguitar.com. Frankenstein song has been written by Edgar Winter Group. This song was posted at 11-22-2004 and was viewed by 5582 of our visitors. You can find lyrics of Frankenstein by following the link above this text, also accessible the backin track version of the Frankenstein tab. We constantly add new versions of tabs so check this page periodically for receiving newest Frankenstein tabs!

Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat

If you haven’t noticed all the great changes at HRC Universal, it is about time for you to come visit. Our patio’s and entry were remodeled this summer, but the sweetest change of all is now complete. Our giant guitar has been updated to a replica of Eddie Van Halen’s FRANKENSTRAT!!!
And Van Halen has apparently left Warner Bros. Records for Interscope. Welcome back to my everyday thoughts Van Halen.

Frankenstrat

Okay….again, we’re jumping ahead, but after spraying the red and clear, I got excited, so I just spent hours in the garage putting it all together.  It’s become the guitar that I truly want it to be.  The only thing that remains unfinished is the neck plate.  My jeweler’s stamps haven’t arrived yet, so it still has no serial number on it.  That will be fixed as soon as my numerical punches get here.  This guitar plays like A DREAM.  It has low action, and that VEH pickup screams.  It truly, truly IS the Early VH Brown Sound.  It sounds fabulous.  After getting it all put together, I put the reflectors on it, making sure to break one exactly as Ed’s is broken, and leaving the remained of the sticky backing on the guitar.  I then rubbed it with dark lint to dirty it sufficiently.  The rusting went excellent.  I tried everything to get the switch and other parts to rust, to no avail.  Finally, I put the parts in bleach, and they rusted COMPLETELY in less than 10 hours.  The results look very authentic.  The cigarette burns on the headstock and the relicing of the body were especially fun.  If you guys EVER have any questions or comments about this project, feel free to email me or leave comments here.  I welcome them.  This was a great project, and I doubt it’s my last.

Van Halen Frankenstrat

Actually not Van Halen Frankenstrat but one of the licensed copies made by Fender [? ].
I was at my guitar repair guy’s shop this afternoon, saw it on the bench and nearly fell down. Here are some impressions after an inspection and short play;

– it really is something to see, [having never played Eddie’s actual Frankenstrat ] this guitar looked every bit the part to me- every odd screw, knob, reflector and doodad was there. The guitar that launched a million imitators. Very impressive visually.

-this is the heaviest strat I’ve ever hoisted. It had to be 9 lbs, and actually felt heavier than that. You would NOT want to be wearing this bad boy over the course of a night. Was EVH’s this heavy ?

– the fret board was not well finished; sharp edges, badly in need of fret dressing. Also the intonation was dodgy, but that could have been because the Floyd Rose wasn’t set up correctly. In fact the Floyd felt stiff and very unresponsive. Was this the way EVH had his set up ? Don’t know, but this was hard to use and decidedly hard to play.

-I didn’t get to wind it up loud but did get to plug in to a small practice amp- the pickup, a Duncan custom Shop EVH sounded like any clean-ish humbucker at low level- not much to learn about the guitars’ tonality here. Except this; unplugged the guitar sounded a little ‘dead’, not at all the vibrant, resonant characteristics of a Strat. This reminded me of some of the cheaper 80’s Kramer copies, heavy, dense and ‘dead’, unplugged.

Seeing the Frankenstrat in person brought back a lot of memories, all of them good. It also brought a flood of guitar sounds to mind as well, and if EVH isn’t the[living] embodiment of a guitar legend then I don’t know who is.

But playing the Frankenstrat was both disappointing and thought provoking;
if this really is a true and accurate representation of THE guitar, then EVH’s playing is even more impressive than I thought.
Because this guitar is hard to play, really kinda nil from a player’s standpoint. In fact, I only got the chance to see it because it was there for a fret job ! And did I mention it’s heavy? Really heavy.

I consider EVH to be a phenom, arguably creating and defining his own category and place in music history.
Playing this representation of his guitar was fun and illuminating, and maybe illustrates best the axiom; it ain’t the guitar, but the player.

EVH Frankenstrat

Admit it. Ever since you first heard “Runnin’ With The Devil” you’ve worshiped Van Halen. Those sick guitar licks, tight bass and ass-less chaps on Roth – you couldn’t ask for more rock and roll. Now thanks to Guitar World, you can get a one-on-one inside look at Eddie Van Halen’s famous EVH Frankenstrat guitar. See how one man re-created Eddie’s guitar exactly just by using photos and tips from friends. Even EVH can’t tell the difference between the original and the replica model.

The video is three different parts, so make sure to watch them all for the full Van Halen experience! If you can’t get the embedded video player working, just click until you get the full-screen version, which works like a charm.

Fender Frankenstrat

Fender Frankenstrat My Strat is built almost completely from US Fender parts.  The body is an alder Highway One in translucent blue.  You really can only see the wood grains at certain angles, but it’s a nice-looking body any way.  I have a black/grey pearloid pickguard with black plastic knobs and pickup covers.  The neck is a rosewood USA 60th Anniversary neck.  This neck feels a little wider than the average Strat neck, which makes it easy to improvise on.  It has a satin finish on the neck, so it never gets sticky.  The bridge is a vintage-style tremolo, but I put five springs in the back and screwed it all the way down.  I never use the trem, and I couldn’t find a hard-tail body for the project.  The pickups are two Fender Texas Specials in the neck and middle, and a Duncan JB Jr. in the bridge (single coil sized humbucker).  The first tone is wired to the neck and middle, and the second tone is wired to the bridge.  The tuners are non-locking Fender Schallers.  No tuning problems whatsoever.  I use a custom string gague (.011, .015, .018w, .026, .036, .052)
Action, Fit, & Finish:

I like to say that this guitar has fine American craftsmanship since it was assembled by my dad and me.  I will say that it took a bit of pro work to get this guitar just right.  I almost abandoned the project (playability just wasn’t there), but I finally got it to a guitar tech who wasn’t an idiot.  Now, this guitar is a dream.  Great feel. This neck feels a little wider than the average Strat neck, which makes it easy to improvise on.  It has a satin finish on the neck, so it never gets sticky.  Very comfortable neck – the USA 60th Anniversary Strats must be awesome!
Sound Quality:

This guitar sounds like a quality Strat should.  The bridge has a single coil-sized humbucker, so it’s hot but not quite as hot as a “fat” Strat.  The guitar has a somewhat darker Strat tone that many I have played, but that’s what I was going for.  I play through a modified Peavey Ranger 212, and a modified Fender Blues Jr.  Both are fantastic amps, and this Strat sings through them both.
Reliability/Durability:

It’s a Strat, so you know it’s tough.  No problems once the project was completed.

Frankenstein Guitar Replica

Eddie Van Halen and Fender®USA have joined forces to bring you EVH®USA brand guitars, amps and musical products, beginning with a most eagerly awaited musical event: a 300-instrument limited edition run of the Eddie Van Halen Frankenstein replica guitar.

And, we have one in stock here at Kosmic.

This red, black and white ash-body guitar has been put through an astounding aging process to replicate the original down to every last scratch, ding and cigarette burn. Fender craftsmen even scoured the land for 1971 quarters—just like the original Eddie at one time stuck under the original tremolo bridge—to mount near the Floyd Rose®USA Original tremolo bridge.

The guitar features a Seymour Duncan®USA Custom Shop EVH®USA humbucking pickup, a single master volume knob (that says “Tone”) mounted on a partial black pickguard identical to the original.

Leaving no stone unturned, the guitar is complete with a non-functional three-way switch and single-coil pickup that occupy two of the three pickup routs. It’s a phenomenally crafted piece of rock history — of guitar history, period—and it could only come from Eddie Van Halen and the talented resources of Fender.

It simply must be seen, heard and felt to be believed, and it will re-evoke the awestruck wonder and sheer thrill you experienced the first time you saw, heard and felt the incredible musical power of Eddie Van Halen.

Van Halen Guitar Frankenstein

Van Halen are suing Nike over an alleged design similarity between Eddie Van Halen’s iconic “Frankenstein” guitar and a new line of the sportswear company’s sneakers, according to reports. But in a statement to Footwear News, Nike has now called the lawsuit without merit.

“Based on the information provided to us, we have not infringed on any rights held by Mr. Van Halen,” the statement read. “Nike’s Dunk shoe design is not substantially similar to any of the Van Halen designs, and Nike has not referenced the ‘Van Halen’ name or image as part of any marketing campaign or promotional material associated with the shoe.”

ELVH, Van Halen’s company, filed a cause of action for copyright infringement complaint last Friday in a Los Angeles court against Nike, alleging that the design of some Dunk Low sneakers matches that of Van Halen’s famous guitars.

In 2001, the group copyrighted the crisscrossing red, black and white pattern that Eddie created in the late ’70s for his hybrid version of Gibson and Fender electric guitars. He’s continued to use the design on subsequent guitars. The trim on the side of the Nike Dunks features a red background with black and white crisscrosses.

Earlier in the spring, Van Halen released a line of sneakers featuring the Frankenstein design through a licensing deal with a New Jersey-based merchandising company.

ELVH contends that the similar Nike design caused Van Halen “irreparable harm and damage” and asks for the seizure and destruction of all the sneakers, confiscation of the profits and damages.

Lawyers for Van Halen told Footwear News that they had no comment besides the filed complaint, and they declared their preference “to try cases in court.”