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UNCHAINED! The EVH Striped Shark Guitar is Rockin' 2019
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A Replica of the original EVH Shark, Ready to Rock!

(Click here to see the EVH Striped Shark on our site)

It was the late '70s when Eddie Van Halen took an offset guitar and hacked it up to become what is known as the Shark guitar. The jagged edges he left resembled teeth which led to the infamous shark moniker. The Shark was originally seen at a live show in 1978 during Van Halen's first world tour and got famous after appearing on the back cover of the 1980 album, Women and Children First.

Fast forward to 2019 and EVH has released the Striped Series Shark guitar, a beautiful reproduction of Eddie's Shark. 

This high-performance axe features an ash body that is paired with a set maple neck, with a comfortable modified “C” profile. The neck features a “hockey stick” headstock and the same striped paint job on the back, while the fast-playing 12”-16” compound radius Pau Ferro fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and white dot inlays.

The Shark is equipped with custom-designed EVH Wolfgang alnico 2 Humbucker bridge and neck pickups, delivering the power you need. A low-friction volume knob with treble bleed provides an even-volume taper for the smoothest volume swells, while a chrome-plated solid-brass harmonica bridge provides attack, presence and sustain.

In addition to its instantly recognizable Burgundy with Silver Stripes paint job, the Shark boasts other eye-catching features including black numbered speed knobs, three-way toggle switch housed on a brass mounting plate, brass nut, gold, and chrome custom EVH-stamped Gotoh tuners and chrome eye hooks with turnbuckles.

(Picture of Eddie Van Halen courtesy of http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0b/fb/5a/0bfb5a8337515aaf3e0a342e5fd19ad5.jpg)

The Bottom Line

If you are an EVH fan this is the guitar for you. With its killer looks, top of the line electronics and an overall vibe that shouts Van Halen, the EVH Striped Series Shark is making a statement. Did we mention you get all of this at a player price point of $1500? 


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