EVH '79 Bumblebee Tribute

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General
Manufacturer: 
Made in: 
United States
Series: 
EVH
Signature Guitar: 
Yes
Strings: 
6
Construction: 
Bolt-On
Orientation: 
Right handed
Years: 
2019
Body
Body Style: 
Strat
Body Material: 
Ash
Body color: 
Black With Yellow Stripes
Body finish: 
Gloss
Top: 
No
Carved top: 
Not carved
Body binding: 
No binding
Pickguard: 
No Pickguard
Electronics
Bridge Pickup Brand: 
EVH
Piezo: 
No
Pickup Configuration: 
H
Volume knob: 
1
Control color: 
Black
Miscellaneous
Description: 

The EVH '79 Bumblebee is a tribute model to celebrate the 40th anniversary of five-time platinum-selling 179 album Van Halen II. There were 50 pieces made of the EVH '79 Bumblebee and each one is hand-signed by Eddie Van Halen. The guitar features a period-correct Ash body (hand-painted black and yellow with a lacquer finish), an authentic reproduction of the Boogie Bodies bolt-on 2 piece Birdseye Maple neck with a Birdseye Maple 12" radius fingerboard with katalox dots and black side dots. The humbucker (EVH '79 Bumblebee bridge pickup) has period-correct specifications. The bridge is a reliced prototype of a double-locking tremolo (without finetuners). Other features are:

  • Birdseye maple neck with oiled back finish
  • 21 Jumbo frets
  • Skirted Strat-style volume knob labeled "Tone"
  • Prototype locking nut
  • Custom brass string retainer
  • Reliced chrome hardware
  • Screw-eye strap hooks
  • Period-correct Schaller tuners with "S" engraved
  • Side output jack
  • Licensed Fender Strat headstock

The guitar came with:

  • custom-made Anvil case
  • Signed Van Halen II vinyl
  • Signed 8"x10"1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen playing Bumblebee
  • Signed certificate of Authenticity
  • Exclusive Bumblebee Collector's Booklet
  • Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1970 Young Guitar Book
  • Two packs of '70-era Fender Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging
  • Van Halen '70 tortoiseshell picks

Neck
Nut Width: 
43 mm (1-11/16 inch)
Locking nut: 
Locking Nut
Neck Material: 
Maple
Neck pieces: 
1 Piece
Neck color: 
Natural
Neck finish: 
Oiled
Neck binding: 
No binding
Fretboard: 
Maple
Fretboard radius: 
305 mm (12 inch)
Scale Length: 
25.5 inch (648 mm)
Frets: 
21
Inlays: 
Dot
Inlay color: 
black
Scalloped Fretboard: 
Not Scalloped
Headstock
Tuning Key Arrangement: 
6-in-line
Locking tuners: 
No Locking Tuners
Headstock color: 
Natural
Headstock angle: 
straight
Matching headstock: 
Not matching headstock
Tuning Machines: 
Schaller
Reversed: 
Not reversed
Hardware
Bridge type: 
Floyd Rose type
Hardware color: 
Reliced Chrome