EVH GUITAR SS SHARK B/S/S RELIC

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Striped Series Shark, Pau Ferro Fingerboard - Burgundy with Silver Stripes

Description

Eddie Van Halen is known for infusing his iconic guitars with their own identity. With his visionary hands-on approach to personally modifying his style and tone, Eddie has created some of the most memorable guitars in rock ‘n’ roll history.

One of those guitars became as iconic to Van Halen’s sound as tapping was to Eddie’s playing. Aptly named the “Shark,” Eddie took his angular offset axe and sawed a chunk out of the body, leaving jagged edges in the wood that resembled teeth. After applying a coat of silver paint, Eddie added tape in his famed striped pattern and then grabbed a rattle can of burgundy Schwinn bicycle paint to finish the job. The final striped creation was initially seen live during the first Van Halen World Tour in 1978, but became more widely known and adored by fans after appearing on the back cover of Van Halen’s 1980 album, Women and Children First.

After years of receiving requests for this famed instrument, EVH® is proud to release the new Striped Series Shark model. This high-performance axe features an angular ash body that is paired with a rock-solid set maple neck, carved to a comfortable modified “C” profile. The neck also features a “hockey stick” headstock and the same striped paint job on the back, while the fast-playing 12”-16” compound radius Pau Ferro fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and white dot inlays.

The Shark is also fitted with custom designed EVH Wolfgang® alnico 2 Humbucker bridge and neck pickups, delivering the ideal amount of power and articulation with sweet sustain and thick chunky rhythms in a perfectly balanced EQ curve. Adding to the unique style of this instrument, the bridge pickup features parchment bobbins with metal braid wire, while the neck pickup features black bobbins with metal braid wire. A low-friction volume knob with treble bleed provides for unmatched performance and even-volume tapering for the smoothest volume swells, while a chrome-plated solid-brass harmonica bridge provides massive attack, presence and sustain.

In addition to its instantly recognizable Burgundy with Silver Stripes paint job, the Shark boasts other eye-catching features including black numbered speed knobs, three-way toggle switch housed on a brass mounting plate, brass nut, gold and chrome custom EVH-stamped Gotoh® tuners and chrome eye hooks with turnbuckles.

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General

Colour
Burgundy w/ Silver Stripes
Country Of Origin
Korea
Orientation
Right-Hand
Series
Striped Series


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Neck

Fingerboard Material
Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius
12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Headstock
EVH® Hockey Stick
Neck Construction
Set-Neck with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Finish
Satin Color Matched
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Shape
EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
Neck Thickness
.790" at 3rd Fret & .810" at 12th Fret
Number of Frets
22
Nut Material
Brass
Nut Width
1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays
White Dot
String Nut
Brass
Truss Rod Nut
Truss Rod Adjustment at Nut


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Body

Body
Ash
Body Finish
Satin Urethane
Body Material
Ash
Body Shape
Shark


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Hardware

Bridge
EVH® Chrome-Plated Solid-Brass Harmonica
Bridge Mounting
Secured
Control Knobs
Numbered Black Speed
Hardware Finish
Chrome/Gold/Aluminum/Brass
Pickup Covers
Parchment on Bridge, Black on Neck
Strap Buttons
Oversized
Strings
Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Switch Tip
Parchment
Tuning Machines
EVH®-Branded Custom Gotoh® SG381 (Chrome & Gold)


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Electronics

Bridge Pickup
EVH® Wolfgang® Shark Humbucking
Controls
Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Neck Pickup
EVH® Wolfgang® Shark Humbucking
Pickup Configuration
HH
Special Electronics
Shark pickups feature a metal braid mesh 2-conductor wire
Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup


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Miscellaneous

Commodity Code
9207901000
Style
2 Humbucking
Where to buy
PickersAlley.com


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Accessories

Included Accessories
Turnbuckles, 5 mm Hex & User Manual
Truss Rod Wrench
5 mm Hex


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Measurements

Dimensions
4.30x24.30x49.50 IN
Fret Size
Jumbo
Scale Length
24.75" (629 mm)
Shipping Height
4.30 IN
Shipping Length
49.50 IN
Shipping Weight
13.75 LB
Shipping Width

24.30 IN

Model# 510 7922 505)
5107922505