EVH Striped Series
I was assuming a premium on the price for the iconic graphics, but let me tell you, this guitar absolutely is a PLAYER! I feel it outplays its price easily. I have been playing for about 27 years, own/owned dozens of guitars, and am absolutely in lust with this beast.
The only issue I had was the screws for the nut extended a couple threads higher than they should and the locking nuts would not fully clamp the strings. If you have any issues with it going out of tune, check that. It was a 30 second fix, just remove the screws one at the time and add a washer, problem solved. I cannot get this guitar to go outta tune now if I tried. The tone and harmonic response is excellent, the Wolfgang pickup compliments the basswood body well.
The fretboard WILL get dirty very quickly, so clean it after playing and wash your hands before playing if that matters to you. I like it with a well used look though, and the oils from our skin will condition the neck nicely over time. It gives it more of an original Franky look anyway.
Bottom line is if you want an EVH brown sound tone, this guitar will help get you there. It makes me want to learn every note from the Roth era albums. I plugged it in, put on a brown sound patch for the Pod 500x, and ripped into Mean Street, Panama, and a few others.....it put me right in the zone. The neck feels great, thought it may fight me being so used to wizard style necks, but it is so easy to maneuver. BUY THIS GUITAR!