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Fender to Build Eddie Van Halen Guitars

Jan. 22, 2007
It was only a matter of time...

We just found out that Fender Custom Shop will build 300 replicas of Eddie Van Halen's original "Frankenstein" guitar; the model most associated with EVH's burst to guitar-god status in the late 70's. I recall portions of that era.

Similar to the recent Eric Clapton "Blackie Strat" and Jeff Beck Tele projects, the 300 EVH guitars will be replicated down to the last cigarette burn and ding. They'll also be marinated 30 days in a concoction of Schlitz Malt Liquor and Marlboro butts-- otherwise known as "Brown Sound Liqueur" (ok, I made that last part up).

Expect the "Kramer" on the headstock to be replaced with a non-Gibson family name. Of course this would only be in order to not remind people about comedian Michael Richards' recent onstage behavior. Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket.

It's not currently known how much these guitars will
cost or if part of the profits will be used to provide Hawaiian shirts for third world youngsters. Nor is it known if these will be sold exclusively through Guitar Center outlets. We do hear that EVH and Fender are planning a full EVH product line. Perhaps the 300 guitars are just to get the ball rolling.

I definitely want a Fender-EVH bobble head doll.

The Van Halen band is slated to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Spring. There is also word of an upcoming VH tour, in which I've heard Ed's 15 year old son Wolfgang will be replacing Michael Anthony on bass. As for the singer, yeah you guessed it, there are rumors that Diamond Dave may...

I just want a bobble head doll OK!

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