Thanks to Peter over at I Heart Guitar for finding this guitar which isn’t exactly being promoted as yet on the EVH site, the EVH Stripe Series. Maybe Fender were waiting until NAMM 2013 to let the cat out of the bag?
“The EVH Stripe Series guitar features a basswood Stratocaster®-style body decked out in Eddie Van Halen’s famed striped graphics, in red with black stripes, black with yellow stripes and white with black stripes.
The guitar also has a graphite-reinforced maple neck with a hand-rubbed oil finish and thumbwheel truss rod adjustment, compound-radius maple fingerboard (12”-16”) with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, and a single ferocious direct-mount Wolfgang® humbucking pickup.
Other premium features include a single white volume control knob (labeled
“tone”), single-ply black pickguard (white with black stripes model only), bar string retainer and Floyd Rose® locking nut, EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®, EVH die-cast tuners, chrome hardware, vintage-style strap buttons and EVH neck plate.”
The guitar is going to be available in 3 finishes: Red with Black Stripes, Black with Yellow Stripes and White with Black Stripes all for $1,199.98.