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EVH 79 Bumblebee Tribute Model Guitar Black with Yellow Stripe Body and Case

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Own a piece of history! Now available the '79 Bumblebee Tribute model with its Birdseye Maple fingerboard and distinctive black-with-yellow stripes.

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. “Bumblebee,” as it would affectionately come to be known by fans, was heavily played by Eddie throughout Van Halen's 1979 world tour.

40 years later, EVH has meticulously recreated this world famous instrument in the form of the ’79 Bumblebee. 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 22 jumbo frets, katalox dots and black side dots, and skirted Strat-style “Tone” volume knob.

True to Eddie’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. 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.

Its black-with-yellow-stripes paint job has also been reliced to match the wear and tear from his year of touring, and is stylishly finished off with chrome hardware.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.

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.

CASE CANDY
  • Custom-made Anvil® case
  • Signed Van Halen II vinyl
  • Signed 8”x10” 1979 concert photo of Eddie Van Halen playing Bumblebee
  • Signed Certificate of Authenticity
  • Exclusive Bumblebee Collector’s Booklet
  • Van Halen Live Tour in Japan 1978 & 1979 Young Guitar Book
  • Two packs of '70s-era Fender® Super Bullets strings in recreated packaging
  • Van Halen '70s tortoiseshell picks
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Product Specifications

EVH 79 Bumblebee Guitar Black with Yellow Stripe Body and Case Specifications
  • Series: Limited Edition
  • Body Material: Ash
  • Neck: Birdseye Maple
  • Neck Finish: Oiled
  • Fingerboard: Birdseye Maple, 12" (305 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Katalox Dot
  • Nut (Material/Width): Prototype Locking Nut, 1 11/16" (43 mm)
  • Tuning Machines: Period-Correct Schaller with "S" Engraved
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Bridge: Period-Correct Prototype Non-Fine Tuner Locking Tremolo
  • Bridge Pickup: EVH '79 Bumblebee
  • Pickup Switching: None
  • Controls: Volume
  • Control Knobs: Stratocaster-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone")
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome Relic (Unplated Tremolo)
  • Strings: '70s-Era Fender Super Bullets (.009-.040 Gauges)
  • Case/Gig Bag: Custom Anvil Hardshell with "Edward Van Halen" in Stenciled Lettering

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