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Peach Guitars | EVH Striped Series ‘78 Eruption
19 Jul 2023

Peach Guitars | EVH Striped Series ‘78 Eruption

19 Jul 2023

There are some people whose innate ability, natural flair and revolutionary vision make them stand out like Gods, Edward Lodewijk Van Halen was one of them. 

A true virtuoso, a genius and a pioneer, his blistering technique and flamboyant approach to the guitar took the instrument into a whole new dimension, inspiring legions of fans and a following of die hard disciples. The entire guitar world mourned his passing, his importance and influence as defining as that of Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King and Chet Atkins, a true guitar hero.

Known for his love of tinkering and modding his own guitars, Eddie was the driving force behind the EVH brand, delivering guitars built for precision, tone and the kind of fleet fingered fretboard wizardry for which he made his name. The EVH Striped Series ‘78 Eruption is a fitting tribute to one of Eddie's most recognisable guitars!

Think back to the front cover of Van Halen’s debut album, top left, Eddie stands there armed with a black and white striped Strat style guitar, he looks a total badass, but little did we know what we’d unleash as soon as we hit play! 2 tracks in and the game had changed forever, Eruption, a furious minute and a half of intricate tapping, monstrous dive bombs and absolute guitar mastery. 

Peach Guitars | EVH Striped Series ‘78 Eruption

The Striped Series ‘78 Eruption offers a modern take on that timeless guitar. Featuring a Basswood body, with the iconic white and black striped paint job, the ‘78 boasts a tasteful worn-in relic look, it’s subtle but just right for this instrument, a great touch. Super resonant and perfectly balanced, it’s the perfect platform for ripping up and down the board.

The graphite reinforced quartersawn Maple neck boasts a hand rubbed oil back, a 12"-16"compound radius, maple fingerboard, 22 jumbo frets and a 25.5" scale length. Smooth underhand and with great access right up the neck, the ‘78 is a turbocharged riff machine.

In true EVH fashion, the Striped Series ‘78 is a real mutt under the hood. A single EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup delivers all the tone you need, slick but meaty, the Wolfgang is all you need to deliver that true Eruption tone! With a singular volume control, featuring a super useful treble bleed circuit, it really doesn’t get much more simple than that! 

A sturdy and dependable vintage Strat tremolo and EVH Gotoh tuners work in tandem for precise tuning even with extreme changes in pitch, you won’t be tuning up every 5 seconds here, you can crank that trem to your heart's content!

If you’re a fan of Eddie, and let’s be honest, who isn’t? Then you’re going to want to check this guitar out in more detail!

As always, you can buy with confidence from Peach Guitars. From meticulously inspecting each piece of equipment, professionally setting up each guitar, tracking every package, and delivering the best after-sales customer service, our team will do our best to make you feel welcome and offer genuine, professional advice.