Like most vintage guitars at the time, this Eruption tribute features a 21-fret design. Eddie paid $50 for the body, and $80 for the neck. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful details here. It appeared on cover of the Van Halen 2 album. Picture courtesy http://www.guitarhq.com/paf.html. He also place a white pickguard on the guitar initially, later making various modifications to that pickguard, replacing it initially with a black piece of vinyl, then later replacing it with a torn up black pickguard, which came later. Black and Yellow - aka: VH2 or "Bumblebee" * As a consummate tinkerer, and a big believer in functionality, Ed came up with this first rear loaded single hum strat design. At the funeral, Van Halen said, “‘Dime’ was an original, and only an original deserves the original.” The EVH Bumblebee replica pays tribute to Van Halen and the memory of "Dimebag Darrell" Abbott. Ed used PAFs made by Gibson for the Frankenstrat, although he did swap it out for other pickups later on. EVH Van Halen II ’79 Bumblebee. * 7th tuner added after headstock split. Charvel Bumblebee Van Halen EVH: Condition: Used. Bolt-on is a type of neck construction that joins the maple neck to the body of the guitar with screws or bolts, resulting in a pronounced tone with more control. EVH also matched the Bumblebee's six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. In any case Eddie began playing that new guitar in concerts during late 1979. This is the guitar that Eddie started to play around late 1979. He also used the technique from his early days of dipping the pickup in hot paraffin wax using a certain dipping method and technique to prevent pickup feedback from being extreme. The falling out between EVH and Grover was that Charvel produced a number of clones of the bumblebee guitar without Ed's knowledge and agreement. He later placed a prototype Kramer Pacer neck on next, removing the original Boogie Bodies neck that he had. He also used a three way switch on the guitar, which was simply decorative, as well as the “Tone” knob on the volume pot, the latter a feature of  Eddie Van Halen’s guitars from the original Frankenstrat onwards. So by 1982, we had the Floyd Rose tremolo system updated and the Frankenstrat that everybody knew about. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six-screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. 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. 1978 was the year that the original Frankenstrat was first seen by the world. This is the last of the EVH Bumblebee Strat heads to be made after Fender gave them a serious cease and desist. He told Haney that “An original should have an original,” but couldn’t bring himself to … “Dime was an original, he deserves the original” —Eddie Van Halen on Dimebag Darrell December 8, 2014 —by VHND Leave a Comment The great “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott was tragically shot dead onstage while performing on Dec. 8th, 2004 with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. It appeared on cover of the Van Halen 2 album. The jumbo fret wire slightly increases the distance between string and fingerboard for seamless and comfortable bends. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, (hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project), along with the original prototype locking nut. 2005 Charvel EVH Art Series VanHalen Guitar Black And Yellow Bumblebee NEW NOS: Condition: New. T-shirts - Hoodies - Board Shorts - High Top Shoes - Flip Flops - Guitars - Accessories - Hats Except it’s labelled ‘Tone’ just like Eddie’s original. It was done in the same fashion as previously, yet with a red, white and black design. 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. EVH says they will be true to the original specifications, including an ash Strat body with a bolt-on Birdseye maple neck that has an oiled back finish. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, (hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project), along with the original prototype locking nut. Charvel played a part in the Frankenstrat Mark II as the company was no longer on good terms with Eddie Van Halen. Ed and Floyd Rose changed the sound of the guitar with the unique Floyd Rose tremolo system. Back in the day, Eddie was happy to try out an original prototype from Floyd Rose on his Bumblebee and provide valuable feedback on how to improve the bridge so as to keep the guitar in better tune. Graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability. What is absolutely mind blowing about this particular guitar is that every single detail on it is carefully thought out. I wish people would stop doing that (rusting the hardware). Eddie bought a Strat replacement body and a Strat replacement neck from Boogie Bodies, a guitar shop owned and operated by Wayne Charvel. Charvel EVH Art Series Guitars Are Truly One-Of-A-Kind Custom Artwork By Edward Van Halen Eddie Van Halen is without a doubt one of the most influential rock guitarists of all time. “Bumblebee,” as it would affectionately come to be known by fans, was heavily played by Eddie throughout Van Halen's 1979 world tour. The unique stripe design is a copyright (2001) of E.L.V.H Inc. All rights reserved. You may need your woodworking skills to create your own Frankenstrat of this era. A guide to the VH2 Charvel "Bumblebee" guitar. This, of course is very timely and a little expensive to construct, but it costs much less than a proper Frankenstein™ Replica guitar. After going through the original Frankenstrat and the VH2 “Bumblebee” guitar, Eddie became a little unsatisfied with both original guitars. This new guitar initially sported a Charvel style headstock as well which was later changed. So he decided to make a simple guitar so interesting that people could not copy it directly like the previous two guitars. Arriving in a custom-made Anvil® hardshell case, the package will also include '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, exclusive collector’s Bumblebee booklet, Young Guitar book Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979 and several autographed items including a certificate of authenticity, 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen and vinyl copy of Van Halen II. Limited to only a 50-piece worldwide run, this 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. Price: US $4,295.00. Details about 2005 Charvel EVH Art Series VanHalen Guitar Black And Yellow Bumblebee NEW NOS See original listing. Charvel Bumblebee Van Halen EVH: Condition: Used. There were also small dot holes all over the guitar. '79 BUMBLEBEE SPECIFICATIONS. Picture courtesy http://www.vintagekramer.com/parts6.htm. Details about Charvel Bumblebee Van Halen EVH See original listing. EVH '79 Bumblebee Signed by Eddie Van Halen For the ultimate Van Halen fan, the EVH '79 Bumblebee is a faithful recreation of Eddie Van Halen's own iconic Strat style electric guitar complete with the iconic black and yellow stripes which featured on the cover of Van Halen II way back in 1979. He is equally famous for both his innovative finger-tapping style of playing, along with his uniquely striped hand built guitars. Highly prized, birdseye maple is extremely hard, very dense and makes for a fast-feeling fingerboard. Bumblebee Tuna? EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. This is one of 5 Charvel guitars that were given to EVH by Grover jackson as sort of a peace offering. EVH '79 Bumblebee - $19,800 Limited to 50 units worldwide, the EVH Bumblebee is a meticulous recreation of the S-style hotrod built by Wayne Charvel and featured on the cover of Van Halen II. This was an attempt to build a guitar that behaves and looks as close as possible to the original Bumblebee made for eddie by Wayne Charvel. In 2013 Van Halen's brand, EVH, released a line of Fender USA-manufactured replicas based on previous Frankenstrats. It is amazing and untouchable, but given that it is so original and unique, it still is often imitated to this day. But Ed was not finished with his Frankenstrat yet. EVH has celebrated the anniversary of the seminal Van Halen II by releasing the ’79 Bumblebee tribute model, which pays tribute to the famous black and yellow hot-rodded S-type featured on the album’s cover, and used extensively by Edward Van Halen on the album’s world tour.. There are all kinds of weird and wonderful details here. However, since he had limited knowledge of hardwiring electronics he could not use this pickup. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes (hidden under the original prototype's non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge, which EVH recreated just for this project), along with the original prototype locking nut. This 2018 Super ’78 Eruption guitar is an exact replica of the original configuration of Eddie Van Halen’s “Frankenstein” guitar, which he constructed himself from various spare guitar parts. I’ve noodled on it a little bit and shown it to my friends a few times. From EVH Gear. Picture courtesy http://www.amazon.com/Best-Both-Worlds-Van-Halen/dp/B000286S8S. EVH also matched the Bumblebee's six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. He again used the Schwinn bicycle paint to do the paintjob on the guitar. If you are chasing this particular guitar to own, there are a few options to consider. So, do I take EVH’s word in an interview done about a year after said guitar was put together, or Grover’s word from an interview 35+ years after the fact? EVH ’79 Bumblebee bridge pickup. The paintjob on the Frankenstrat is so awesome and memorable that it is on The Best of Both Worlds compilation, proof that you can stare hours at it and not get sick of it. Little is actually known about this particular guitar. This is one of 5 Charvel guitars that were given to EVH by Grover jackson as sort of a peace offering. Additionally, Ed whacked into the Frankenstrat one Mighty Mite single coil pickup in the neck position, initially in an attempt to use it on the guitar. As mentioned beforehand, you could easily pick out the EVH Gear Striped Series retailing at around $1,398.59 US RRP. EVH '79 Bumblebee - $19,800 Limited to 50 units worldwide, the EVH Bumblebee is a meticulous recreation of the S-style hotrod built by Wayne Charvel and featured on the cover of Van Halen II. Adding to the value and the once-in-a lifetime collector’s nature of this instrument, Eddie Van Halen signed the back of each headstock. I’m more of a collector then a player. http://www.motorcyclesplanesandrevolution.com/?page_id=717. EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucker is a spot-on reproduction of the original Proto-locking nut and tremolo re-creates an early Floyd Rose design Period-correct Schaller S-engraved tuning machines Pictures courtesy http://www.vintagekramer.com/5150f. * Appeared on cover of Van Halen 2 There are three, based on the Charvel "Bumblebee", the original pick-guarded Frankenstrat and the red, white and black Frankenstrat, with hardware similar to that of the EVH … Official EdwardEdwardEdward Van Halen Miniature Guitars [ Eruption] [ Frankenstein] [ Bumblebee] [ 5150] 5150 - aka: "5150" ... * Body on original guitar was made from light weight basswood and neck made from hard rock maple. It is truly a unique icon, and blew everything out of the water before or since in relation to guitars. EVH® logo are registered trademarks of E.L.V.H. It was initially only with a black and white stripe paint job, not in any way dissimilar to his original Frankenstrat paint job. The 1982 Frankenstrat can never be truly imitated in terms of form. Shortly afterwards Eddie added a prototype Floyd Rose to the guitar. NAMM 2019 Video: EVH debuts new guitars, updated finishes. It was his original 1979 Bumblebee from Van Halen II that he brought to be placed inside Dimebag’s casket. Picture courtesy http://www.bestbassgear.com/bass-wiring-diagrams.htm. He always seeks out the best possible option for his sound. Picture courtesy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMDHwYTeZd0. EVH was very pissed at Charvel for selling the B&Y clones and labeling them with his name in ads. ". He began with the same guitar the previous Frankenstrat with the Fender style guitar shape and neck. Belief is that he merely used it for decoration. For Eddie Van Halen, good enough is never good enough. 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. 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. This was a recent addition of the time, but Ed made sure that all his main electric guitars from then on had a standard Floyd Rose tremolo, as well as a humbucking pickup in the bridge position. Charvel USA and EVH then also produced a run of limited edition replicas of the (3) original designs, under the same Charvel EVH Art Series name, and started with … A single EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucker appears in the bridge, while the finish and all hardware are relic’d, including the prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo, brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, side output jack and original period-correct Schaller tuning machines. Yes, it’s the 40th anniversary of Van Halen II! Hands down, the most exciting guitar we saw at the 2019 Summer NAMM show was the new EVH Limited Edition '79 Bumblebee Tribute!Limited to only 50 pieces, the guitar faithfully replicates the guitar which Eddie Van Halen put together and played on 1979's Van Halen II record, which spawned hits such as Dance the Night Away and Beautiful Girls.. (Image credit: EVH … A single EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucker appears in the bridge, while the finish and all hardware are relic’d, including the prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo, brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, side output jack and original period-correct Schaller tuning machines. Eddie later changed the prototype to a standard Floyd Rose when the upgrade came. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. All hardware has been reliced, including the custom brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, original period-correct Schaller® tuning machines and side output jack. The electronics are rear-mounted, so there is … It was his original 1979 Bumblebee from Van Halen II that he brought to be placed inside Dimebag’s casket. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, (hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project), along with the original prototype locking nut. Despite using a number of different guitars over the years, Eddie has retained these basic principles to this day. Eddie changed the tuning pegs to Schallers to differ from what he originally used. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. 00:05:42. True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. 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USED 2019 EVH ‘79 BUMBLEBEE TRIBUTE GUITAR + EXTRAS - EDDIE VAN HALEN - 50 MADE WORLDWIDE. Maple is a dense wood that produces bright, snappy tones, articulate notes with bite and a tight low end. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, (hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project), along with the original prototype locking nut. For Eddie Van Halen, good enough is never good enough. 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. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six screw holes, (hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project), along with the original prototype locking nut. Ended: 06 Nov, 2020 03:03:24 AEDST. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six-screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. The higher the radius, the flatter the fretboard. To celebrate, EVH has announced it’s making 50 replicas of Eddie’s ’79 Bumblebee model. So he retired the VH2 guitar and set out to create a new one. This particular Striped Series EVH Model by Fender is a winner. Additionally, the guitar has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. The bridge pickup was wired directly to the volume pot and all other electronic wiring was ignored, simply as Eddie did not know how to wire all things together. The guitar is 100% all original and comes with all the case candy and anvil case. The thing which made this particular guitar the most noticeable out of all Eddie Van Halen’s main guitars was the paint job. * Appeared on cover of Van Halen 2 Picture courtesy http://www.themusiczoo.com/product/220/EVH-Frankenstein-Replica/. 40 years later, EVH® has meticulously recreated this world famous instrument in the form of the ’79 Bumblebee. Its place is well deserved for that reason in rock history. True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. I bought this guitar for Christmas last year. In any case, this is Eddie’s most famous guitar out of all of them. 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. DiMarzio pickups are not to be underestimated in the creation of the Brown Sound. Fantastic collector piece, mint condition and unplayed. Recreated to the specs of the original guitar used in the 1979 album Van Halen II, this one features an ash body with rear rout and a birds eye maple neck.. Comes with plenty of niceties such as a special case and posters. Firstly there are a variety of very similar guitars under all various brands. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. EVH has announced the reissue of the ’79 Bumblebee. EVH also matched the Bumblebee’s six-screw holes, which are hidden under the original prototype non-fine tuner locking tremolo bridge that EVH recreated just for this project, along with the original proto locking nut. Additionally there were cigarette burns on the guitar after some time as Ed loves placing cigarettes in the headstock of the guitar while playing onstage. © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); FMIC. That the original Frankenstrat and the VH2 Charvel `` Bumblebee '' guitar ed and Floyd tremolo. 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