EVH® Frankenstein Relic® Series

There are very few guitars out there that are as famous as Eddie Van Halen's favorite 6-string sidekick, lovingly known as "Frankenstein." This guitar was Eddie's attempt to combine the sound of a classic single-cut solid body guitar with the physical attributes and tremolo bar functionality of a Fender Stratocaster. The EVH Frankenstein "Frankie" Series is a civilian variant of Eddie Van Halen's iconic red, black, and white Frankenstrat guitar - complete with a worn-in relic'd finish.

Built from a solid chunk of basswood, this solid-body electric guitar growls with the best of them, while exhibiting rock-solid mids that can cut through a manic rhythm section with ease. A direct-mount Wolfgang humbucker nails Eddie's classic tone, especially when you use it to push a high gain amp.

Equipped with a svelte quartersawn maple neck and fast-playing compound-radius relic'd maple fingerboard, this guitar is born to shred.Intentionally positioned against the body, the dive-bomb-only D-Tuna-equipped Floyd Rose lets you mimic Eddie's signature trem work with ease, along with giving you instant access to Drop D tuning. The EVH Frankenstein Series models are teeming with classic Van Halen vibe, but most importantly, it provides killer tone and lightning-fast playability.

  • Color Black
  • Model 5108005503
  • Series EVH® Frankenstein
  • United States of America $1,499.99 EST. U.S. STREET



Model Number 5108005503
Series EVH® Frankenstein
Color Black
Style 1 Humbucking / 1 Volume
Number of Strings 6
Orientation Right-Hand
Body Finish Lacquer
Body Shape Stratocaster®
Body Material Basswood
Bridge Pickup EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Pickup Color Black
Controls Master Volume
Pickup Switching None
Pickup Configuration HS
Neck Material Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction 4-Bolt Standard
Neck Finish Heavy Relic® Lacquer
Neck Shape EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
Scale Length 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material Maple
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Jumbo
Nut Material Floyd Rose® Locking
Nut Width 1.69" (43 mm)
Position Inlays Black Dot
Side Dots Black
Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench 2.5 mm Hex
String Trees Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar
Headstock Stratocaster®
Bridge EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Hardware Finish Aged Chrome
Tremolo Arm Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking
Tremolo Block Brass
Tuning Machines EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Pickguard Custom EVH Frankenstein Control Guard
Control Knobs White Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone")
Strings EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Strap Buttons Oversized
Case/Gig Bag Included EVH® Wolfgang®/Striped Series Gig Bag (p/n 022-7742-100) ; Optional EVH® Striped Series Hardshell (p/n 022-6100-506)
Included Accessories EVH® WOLFGANG® /STRIPED SERIES GIG BAG 0227742100