EVH Striped Series Worth It?

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  1. BenjaminW

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    Been wanting to get one of these guitars for a while so I figured I'd ask you guys for your opinions on these guitars. I'm thinking of getting either the white and black one since I have mixed feelings about the R/B/W one. But anyways, post your opinions down below and let me know what you think of them.
     
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  2. Who

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    I love the look. They are probably slightly overpriced, as a guitar. You're buying the finish and the licensing.

    If it were me, I'd make my own (which I have).

    If you can find a used one, it will probably hold its value.



    And, if you buy the B&W, you're only a roll of tape and a can of red spray paint away from B/R/W, if you change your mind.

    Not everyone knows they were the same guitar.
     
  3. BenjaminW

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    There was a video I saw on YouTube where this guy made an exact replica of the R/B/W for less than $300 dollars but I would go through living hell to find some of the parts like the 1971 quarter, truck reflectors, and cigarettes especially since I'm too young to buy cigarettes but I'm not a luthier or anything although I wish I was.
     
  4. Les Paul Newb

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    The EVH Wolfgang that's $999 with a regular finish is almost $1600 with the striped finish.

    That just shows you the premium they put on that look.
     
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    Hey, I love mine. I have two white striped series, used one to record the lead on the song below. Wish they had a neck pickup though, so I grabbed a Fender Dave Murray - LOVE IT!

     
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    if you weren't dead-set on getting a striped or signature guitar, I would go with a Charvel

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    I recently bought myself two Birthday gifts; the two EVH items in this photo......

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    It's a whole lot of fun. The quality on the guitar is very good. It sounds Brown as brown can be. The D-Tuna works very well. It takes me back to high school every time that I hold it and it always makes me smile. It intonates extremely well. I admire people who can paint these things but I have neither the patience or skills to do it. I can't say enough about the tone and feel and fun. I was torn between the red one and the black & yellow one which was buried with Dimebag Daryl but the black and white one was the first one which makes it very special.
     
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  8. BenjaminW

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    Awesome guitar and amp! My only big downside with the R/B/W guitar is that it feels too similar to the Kramer that Eddie used but hey, it's not like it's gonna be the exact replica like I wish it was.
     
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    I LOVE MINE.

    Wonderful guitar, very well made, sounds great and very easy to play.
     
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    One pickup? One knob? For that kind of money I better get 2 pickups and 2 knobs. Although they did throw in the D tuna.
     
  11. BenjaminW

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    You can blame Eddie for that but still a nice guitar nonetheless
     
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    I have played a few of these, I thought they felt great and I got some nice tones out of them. The thick plasticky finish really turned me off. Should have painted them and left them just like Ed did, its already a knock off of a famous guitar.. but any chance of evh mojo is smothered under that thick layer of poly imo. I cant help but wonder if they wouldn't sound better in the raw as well...but thats another debate...

    My brother built one out of a ebay squier that plays and sounds terrific, i'll bet he didnt spend $250 on the whole project.
     
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    IDK....I always felt if your gonna have that guitar you better be a damn good player. I'm not.
     
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    I just saw a B&W striped EVH in the members classified section. Price didn't look to bad either.
     
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    The Dtuna works best when you have the tremolo springs stong enough to keep the tremolo against the body instead of floating.

    Might want to check these guys out.

     
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    I would not feel comfortable playing a guitar with a look that is so identified with a specific player.
    They come with some really big shoes to fill.

    I've got a PRS Bernie Marsden and a Tommy "Yeah, I know he's not Ace" Thayer White Lightning Les Paul,
    but neither really makes people think of those guys when you hit the stage. The Van Halen striped model, a Buddy Guy polka dot Strat, or a B. B. King Lucile ES, etc. will ultimately lead some folks to hold you to a certain standard.
    So, be ready for that!
     
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    It's doable. Parts off the internet are easier to find than you'd think. Can't make it authentic for $300 though.

    Here is a photo of one I built as well as the new owner on stage with it at Red Rocks:

    PS: he added a functional neck pickup and a push-pull switch. It originally had the dummy neck pickup.

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    Beautiful guitar.
     

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