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Widely regarded as the most recognizable electric guitar ever, Eddie Van Halen's iconic and revered Frankenstein™ guitar now comes your way with a price tag the everyday musician can afford in the form of the EVH Striped Series Frankie.

Sporting Eddie's famed red with white-and-black-striped paint job and a worn-in reliced look, the all-new Frankie features a basswood Stratocaster-style body paired to a graphite-reinforced quartersawn maple neck. An oiled finish on the back of the neck allows for hours of playing comfort, while the 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets was designed for fast and furious playing styles.

Routed for an HSS pickup configuration just like Eddie's original, Frankie features an EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup with a dummy Strat neck pickup and a dummy five-way blade housed in the middle position.

A sturdy and dependable EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking trem and Floyd Rose locking nut work in tandem for precise tuning even with extreme changes in pitch, while the EVH D-Tuna retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger.

Other unique features include a white skirted Strat-style single volume control knob (labeled "tone"), custom black pickguard, reliced chrome hardware, standard strap buttons and EVH neck plate.

Features
• 25.5" scale length
• Basswood Strat-style body
• Graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with an oiled finish on the back and licensed Fender Strat natural headstock
• 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays
• Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbucking bridge pickup, dummy Strat neck pickup and a dummy five-way blade housed in the middle pickup position
• EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking trem and locking nut
• EVH D-Tuna
• Skirted Strat-style volume knob that reads "tone"
• EVH-branded neck plate and standard strap buttons
• Black custom Frankie pickguard
• Available in a reliced Red with Black and White Stripes finish with reliced chrome hardware

Specifications
SERIES: Striped Series
BODY MATERIAL: Basswood
NECK: Quartersawn Maple
NECK FINISH: Oiled
FINGERBOARD: Maple, 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
FRETS: 22, Jumbo
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
NUT (Material/Width): Floyd Rose® Locking, 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
TUNING MACHINES: EVH®-Branded
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)
BRIDGE: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®

PICKUPS:
Bridge: Direct Mount Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck: Dummy Strat® Pickup
PICKUP SWITCHING: Dummy Five-Way Blade
CONTROLS: Volume
CONTROL KNOBS: Stratocaster®-Style Skirt (Labeled "Tone")
HARDWARE FINISH: Reliced Chrome
STRINGS: EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
CASE/GIG BAG: Optional EVH® Striped Hardshell (p/n 022-6100-506); Optional EVH® Black Gig Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)

Frankie is a monster!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StorePeterborough, Ontario
Attention to detail, tone, playability. There are no words to describe this guitar.
Posted by Sean on Jun 7, 2022
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I can't believe I own this guitar.its such a thrill to own.
When I heard long and mcquade had one .I i
mmediately got in touch and ordered one for myself.
It plays amazing and is wicked cool to play
Posted by Wayne smoke on Mar 12, 2022
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So Good!1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
First guitar I have ever bought that played amazing right out of the box! No setup needed just tuned it and boom instant fun playing the classic VH tunes. I bought a Mexican Wolf a couple years ago and it was a disaster needing over $200 bucks to make it fun to play. Buy this if you are a fan it's so fun to play, you won't be able to put it down.
Posted by Martin Richmond on Dec 12, 2021
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
feels good . looks good but pickup hasn't worked properly since I got it. very disappointed
Posted by Marcel on Nov 4, 2021
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Hi Marcel, Please reach out to us, toll free at 1-855-588-6519. I just called and left a message for you. Lets get this pickup issue taken care of. Roy Shermack L&M Web Sales

This guitar has mojo!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
I bought my Frankie in August from the Sudbury location, I haven’t put it down since. There’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said. Believe all the good you hear and read about this guitar. If I had to pass on advice, I’d say stick with the stock EVH Floyd Rose. I see videos of people swapping out the EVH for an original Floyd, there’s no need. I play this guitar hard, and it stays in perfect tune, and haven’t broke a string yet. A very well built stable guitar, right out of the box. Search my name on youtube, there’s a few clips of me playing my Frankie.
Posted by Jason Restoule on Oct 15, 2021
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BEST STRIPED EVER1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I had a Peavey Wolfgang before years ago, tried an Ernie Ball Axis in early 90s before that which is Ed's first signature guitar and also a Fender EVH Wolfgang. All good versatile guitars with minor differences in feel. Then I tried one of the basic striped ones in white. Felt kinda cheap with the hardware and neck frets. Very limiting with the one pickup and knob. Then with Ed gone one year now I thought I would try the beat up one. Still limiting with one pickup as the single coil one is a dummy. What ever extra they did to this guitar in its feel is where the extra $1000 is worth it. It compares quite well to the actual Fender Custom Shop model they put out around 2007 that for $14,000 was a work of art but no where near worth it. If you want an affordable EVH beat up guitar that pays homage to the great Ed in the truest sense this is it. I got it to remember Ed as he's the guy that got me playing 40 years ago. I gave it a 5 overall just based on that however lack of features reflects its lack tonal variety compared to multiple pickups and tone controls. Its still the best guitar to remember Ed by so do get it if you can find it.
Posted by Music Mike on Oct 7, 2021
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Absolutely Great!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Vancouver, British Columbia
Out of the box all it needed was tuning. It plays like a dream actually I have a hard time putting it down. I have not played much in the last 10 years. This guitar just makes me want to get back into it.
Posted by Martin Van Richmond on Sep 25, 2021
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Closest StorePrince George, British Columbia
Small "A" Neck with no finish which makes it easy to play. Have seen the same neck recently on an HSS Fender Strat for about a grand. That was priced a bit high in my opinion as well. This is outrageously over priced for an instrument with only a basswood body. The case or bag is optional? Way too much.
Yes it represents an iconic instrument from 40 years ago. It plays very well. For a fan of EVH I agree, they should buy this guitar. But this is far off the top of the list of versatile instruments.
For me the best part of this instrument is the size and feel of the neck. Sorry to come down heavy on it but it is not the original. It isn't even made the in the USA. It is a copy at best and how well copied who knows?
If you are in an 80's tribute band then this would still be overpriced but could be worth having if coupled with being a fan of EVH.
Posted by Not Sold On This One on Sep 8, 2021
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My Frankie is here2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
Well this was a hard one to get and after Contacting Mr Steve Long himself and the help of Carolyn it’s here.
This has to be one of my favourite guitar…plays so well and the quality is so realistic to the one Eddie played…worth every dollars and the drive to Bedford Nova Scotia to pick it up.
Posted by Luc Melanson on Sep 5, 2021
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My Frankie relic purchase1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
i Just purchased the EVH Frankie relic the other day at Long and Mcquade in Abbotsford BC, The hottest guitar on the market right now that.s if you can get your hands on one,
My guess these will go up in value, Only 6 in Canada for sale right now, It plays like a dream after its fully set up with a good set of strings i chose GHS boomers nines, it is very close to Eds guitar who ever in mexico is building them they got it down pretty good, it looks incredible i will keep this the rest of my life,
i would like to thank Colton and Joey at L+m in abby for all their help getting it set up for me and calling me up when it came in.
Posted by Larry Mitchell on Aug 7, 2021
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"Holy Santa Claus sh*t!' wink wink.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Saw this listed in store on Sun. night and bought it Mon. morning... The crew at EVH & Fender did a great job on doing this guitar justice. Awesome paint and striping detail, and the neck is ultra comfy. The jumbo frets make playing a breeze. Great action and proper setup.
Not at all cheap $$$, yet worth every penny - to me. Special thanks and kudos to Kevin @L&M Oshawa, for outstanding service!
Posted by Rockin' Robbie on Aug 1, 2021
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Awsome1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
Love this guitar everything about it
Posted by James on Jun 28, 2021
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Have been waiting for these to become available3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Pulled the trigger on one when I saw L&M
Had them in stock at the warehouse.
The on line reviews have been good all over the internet so I took the gamble.. they are not cheap.
I thought for a made in Mexico guitar the price was high but I have to say now that I have it and I am not disappointed and This guitar is worth the money if you can afford one
I absolutely love it ..
Posted by Gary on Jun 19, 2021
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Frankenstrat...14 of 17 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
What’s there to say. It’s the Frankenstrat for a fraction of the cost a Fender Custom Shop sold for . It’s all that is of the late great Edward Van Halen.... can you dig it.....as Ed said in one of his last Instagram posts...’hey man, keep playin. If you don’t I’ll come lookin for you ! keep playin man.....
Posted by Boris Karloff on Nov 28, 2020
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L&M @ NAMM 2020: EVH Gear
EVH Striped Series Frankie - Red/White/Black Relic
Description: André and Kevin cover an in-depth review of the EHV Striped Series Frankie. This video contains sweeping close-up shots, technical product details and an amazing playing demo giving you a proper top to bottom example of this amazing guitar.

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