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. The unique stripe design is a copyright (2001) of E.L.V.H Inc. All rights reserved. The EVH '79 Bumblebee is an incredible recreation of Eddie Van Halen's own iconic black-with-yellow stripes Strat-style electric guitar that made its debut on the cover of Van Halen II back in 1979. So by 1982, we had the Floyd Rose tremolo system updated and the Frankenstrat that everybody knew about. 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. USED 2019 EVH ‘79 BUMBLEBEE TRIBUTE GUITAR + EXTRAS - EDDIE VAN HALEN - 50 MADE WORLDWIDE. * Ash body by Boogie Bodies / Charvel Black with yellow striping pattern closely based off of the original black and white design. I bought this guitar for Christmas last year. At 12”, this flat maple fingerboard allows for easier chording and feels great for rhythm playing, but can also still handle bends during lead playing. Highly prized, birdseye maple is extremely hard, very dense and makes for a fast-feeling fingerboard. 2003 GMW EVH Bumblebee Graphic. But first he exchanged its ceramic magnet for an alnico 2 magnet from a Gibson® PAF, rewound the pickup by hand, dipped it in paraffin wax and put copper tape around the windings. 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? Ended: 13 Nov, 2020 03:05:53 AEDST. 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. 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. Imagine what the original bumblebee dime has is worth.... Re: One of EVH's bumblebees he ordered in 82 is on sale this. The higher the radius, the flatter the fretboard. True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. 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. Or, if you really are well off, and can afford this, then pay EVH Gear $25 000 US (not including shipping costs) and then a Frankenstein™ Replica Guitar is yours for that much. 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. 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.. 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. His original decoration used white spray … There were also small dot holes all over the guitar. Picture courtesy http://www.vintagekramer.com/parts6.htm. EVH was very pissed at Charvel for selling the B&Y clones and labeling them with his name in ads. It is not the real thing, but is very close to being it. Ya cant inspect the original… Fantastic collector piece, mint condition and unplayed. To celebrate, EVH has announced it’s making 50 replicas of Eddie’s ’79 Bumblebee model. I wish people would stop doing that (rusting the hardware). 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. 'Bumblebee' as it affectionately was nicknamed by fans was played heavily throughout the 1979 World Tour. 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. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. 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. ". After going through the original Frankenstrat and the VH2 “Bumblebee” guitar, Eddie became a little unsatisfied with both original guitars. * Ash body by Boogie Bodies / Charvel Black with yellow striping pattern closely based off of the original black and white design. Firstly there are a variety of very similar guitars under all various brands. 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. Its place is well deserved for that reason in rock history. 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. The David Lee Roth era has a very distinctive sound, particularly in the guitar work of EVH. Picture courtesy http://www.themusiczoo.com/product/220/EVH-Frankenstein-Replica/. The EVH '79 Bumblebee is a faithful recreation of Eddie Van Halen's own iconic Start style electric guitar complete with the iconic black and yellow stripes. Ed used PAFs made by Gibson for the Frankenstrat, although he did swap it out for other pickups later on. Graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability. Charvel played a part in the Frankenstrat Mark II as the company was no longer on good terms with Eddie Van Halen. * 7th tuner added after headstock split. He always seeks out the best possible option for his sound. For Eddie Van Halen, good enough is never good enough. From the moment that this guitar was conceived in Ed’s mind, to the days where it was all the rage in rock circles, to the present and beyond, there is no doubt that this guitar is worth remembering. Period-Correct Prototype Non-Fine Tuner Locking Tremolo, Period-Correct Schaller® with "S" Engraved, White Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone"), '70s-Era Fender® Super Bullets (.009-.040 Gauges), Custom Anvil® Hardshell with "Edward Van Halen" in Stenciled Lettering, '70s-era Fender Super Bullets strings, Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks, an exclusive Bumblebee collector’s 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. 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. True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. Each model is … Shortly afterwards Eddie added a prototype Floyd Rose to the guitar. DiMarzio pickups are not to be underestimated in the creation of the Brown Sound. 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. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. I wish people would stop doing that (rusting the hardware). 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. 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. Picture courtesy http://www.guitarhq.com/paf.html. 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. However, since he had limited knowledge of hardwiring electronics he could not use this pickup. 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. All … The Official Eddie Van Halen Merch Store - Your exclusive destination for Official Eddie Van Halen Merchandise plus Exclusive EVH, 5150, Frankenstein Guitar design, and Wolfgang Guitar Gear. This is one of 5 Charvel guitars that were given to EVH by Grover jackson as sort of a peace offering. 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. It is such an interesting, unique design that it is virtually inimitable. 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. If you are chasing this particular guitar to own, there are a few options to consider. He told Haney that “An original should have an original,” but couldn’t bring himself to … '79 BUMBLEBEE SPECIFICATIONS. “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. "All hardware has been relic'd, including the custom brass string retainer, screw-eye strap hooks, side output jack and original, period-correct Schaller tuning machines." As mentioned beforehand, you could easily pick out the EVH Gear Striped Series retailing at around $1,398.59 US RRP. After Abbott was murdered on stage by a crazed fan in 2004, Eddie Van Halen gave another one of his iconic guitars, a yellow and black guitar named “Bumblebee” to the family to bury with Abbott. For Eddie Van Halen, good enough is never good enough. 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. 2019 EVH ‘79 Bumblebee Tribute Relic. Months earlier “Dimebag” had asked one of his idols Eddie Van Halen for a black and yellow-striped Charvel electric guitar (“Bumblebee”), which was pictured on the back cover and inside sleeve of Van Halen II album. Light Up The Sky. True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. Logo courtesy http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1225972. 2005 Charvel EVH Art Series VanHalen Guitar Black And Yellow Bumblebee NEW NOS: Condition: New. NAMM 2019 Video: EVH debuts new guitars, updated finishes. It is truly a unique icon, and blew everything out of the water before or since in relation to guitars. 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. 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. Maple is a dense wood that produces bright, snappy tones, articulate notes with bite and a tight low end. 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. Picture courtesy http://www.bellazon.com/main/uploads/monthly_07_2010/post-37737-1278950920.gif, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMDHwYTeZd0, http://forum.metroamp.com/viewtopic.php?p=203670, http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1225972, http://www.amazon.com/Best-Both-Worlds-Van-Halen/dp/B000286S8S, http://www.themusiczoo.com/product/220/EVH-Frankenstein-Replica/, http://www.bestbassgear.com/bass-wiring-diagrams.htm, http://listverse.com/2011/05/06/11-iconic-guitar-combinations/, http://www.evhgear.com/en-AU/gear/subpage/?partno=5107902503, https://frankenstrat.wordpress.com/history-of-the-frankenstrat/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mh7zGfFRM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICXeYawQqFs, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9_ZDxoxhoc, EVH/Fender Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature Model, EVH/Fender Wolfgang Limited Tour Relic (Replica), Cleaning Out The Closet – Van Halen Gets Their Problems Sorted, Chaos in Van Halen – The Beginning of the Singer Revolving Door, Changing line-up and changing sound – From David Lee Roth to Sammy Hagar, VH2 “Bumblebee” guitar, Floyd Rose and Charvel, Eddie Van Halen’s Ibanez “Shark” Destroyer, Eddie Van Halen Guitar Techniques and Early Sound, Eddie’s first main guitar – The Gibson Les Paul. 1978 was the year that the original Frankenstrat was first seen by the world. This design was recreated from an awesome Charvel PRE-PRO Van Halen … EVH has announced the reissue of the ’79 Bumblebee. Ships in 90 days, or as supply and demand will allow, this means it could be shorter or longer.This is an EVH Striped Series guitar black and yellow “Bumblebee” with Judah Guitars Frankenstrat Relic modification! 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 … The EVH '79 Bumblebee is a faithful recreation of Eddie Van Halen's own iconic Start style electric guitar complete with the iconic black and yellow stripes. 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. 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. 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. A good place to start is this website: http://www.shredaholic.com/frankie.html. After Abbott was murdered on stage by a crazed fan in 2004, Eddie Van Halen gave another one of his iconic guitars, a yellow and black guitar named “Bumblebee” to the family to bury with Abbott. Picture courtesy http://www.amazon.com/Best-Both-Worlds-Van-Halen/dp/B000286S8S. Details about 2005 Charvel EVH Art Series VanHalen Guitar Black And Yellow Bumblebee NEW NOS See original listing. Ended: Oct 12, 2020. Picture courtesy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMDHwYTeZd0. Ed then placed truck reflectors on the back of his guitar to further confuse copycats and to create the guitar as a unique addition to his setup. Other distinguished details include a Strat-style skirted and numbered volume control knob that reads "Tone," period-correct Schaller® “S” engraved tuners, custom brass string retainer for improved tension, eye-bolt guitar strap clasps and licensed Fender Stratocaster headstock. Price: US $4,295.00. Ry Cooder’s original Coodercaster is now on sale for $150,000. The electronics are rear-mounted, so there is … So he decided to make a simple guitar so interesting that people could not copy it directly like the previous two guitars. Eddie later changed the prototype to a standard Floyd Rose when the upgrade came. The jumbo fret wire slightly increases the distance between string and fingerboard for seamless and comfortable bends. Fri, Feb 19, 2016 4:17am. 1979 Van Halen II – “Bumblebee” ... Eddie swapped necks more than just couple of times – often going back to the original between the swaps. 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. 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. 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. True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. Knowing that both of them seemingly play fast an’ loose with “the facts”. Although Eddie is arguably one of the greatest rock guitarists ever and a genius of sound, he found it more difficult on the technical aspects of making a guitar work. Charvel Bumblebee Van Halen EVH: Condition: Used. 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. EVH. Imagine what the original bumblebee dime has is worth.... Re: One of EVH's bumblebees he ordered in 82 is on sale this. 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. 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. Eddie swapped out the Bumblebee’s original Mighty Mite bridge pickups with a DiMarzio® Super Distortion humbucking pickup. In any case, this is Eddie’s most famous guitar out of all of them. Inc. From EVH Gear. An exact replica of the guitar which Eddie Van Halen wielded on the cover of 1979's Van Halen II record. T-shirts - Hoodies - Board Shorts - High Top Shoes - Flip Flops - Guitars - Accessories - Hats True to Van Halen’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. 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. 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. That early version appears here. It appeared on cover of the Van Halen 2 album. Charvel Bumblebee Van Halen EVH: Condition: Used. Ended: 06 Nov, 2020 03:03:24 AEDST. True to Eddie’s pickup recipe, the instrument has been outfitted with an EVH ’79 Bumblebee humbucking bridge pickup. After going through the original Frankenstrat and the VH2 “Bumblebee” guitar, Eddie became a little unsatisfied with both original guitars. Another option is to build your own. 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. 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. 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