EVH 5150 Series Deluxe Poplar Burl Basswood 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Handed, Aqua Burst)

MFR: 5108002558
SKU: EVH5108002558
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EVH 5150 Series Deluxe Poplar Burl Basswood 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Handed, Aqua Burst)

  • EVH 5150 Series Deluxe Poplar Burl 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Handed, Aqua Burst)
  • Tremolo Arm
  • Hex Keys
  • User Manual
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

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EVH 5150 Series Deluxe Poplar Burl Basswood 6-String Electric Guitar (Right-Handed, Aqua Burst)

Engineered for speed, comfort, and full-throttle attitude, the reimagined EVH 5150 Series Deluxe Poplar Burl 6-String Electric Guitar is an iconic blast from the past that blends both throwback and modernized features. Like its predecessor, the 5150 Deluxe Poplar Burl features a modified Strat-style basswood body with a deeper upper body curve. The graphite-reinforced bolt-on Quartersawn maple neck features a comfortable modified C profile, hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel, and color-matched hockey stick headstock with EVH logo decal. Built for smooth and speedy playability, the 12-16 inch compound radius ebony fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and cream dot inlays. While the famed striped original had a single humbucking bridge pickup only, the all-new 5150 Deluxe is outfitted with an HH pickup configuration controlled by a three-way toggle on the upper bout. The custom-designed EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking bridge pickup delivers the perfect amount of punch and articulation with sweet sustain and thick chunky rhythms in a perfectly balanced EQ curve.

Mechanism

The EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking neck pickup serves up no-nonsense, balls-to-the-wall overdrive and endless sustain without skimping on articulate cleans when the volume is rolled down. A custom-designed low-friction volume knob creates even-volume tapering for the smoothest volume swells, while the high-friction tone knob will stay in place even if accidentally bumped. An added new feature comes in the way of a lower bout kill switch, allowing you to mute your guitar for that stutter, and rhythmic effects. Decked out with a dive-bomb certified EVH-branded top-mount Floyd Rose bridge, the locking tailpiece features fine tuners for each string and a patented EVH D-Tuna for switching back and forth from drop-D to standard tuning in an instant. A stylized modern spin on a fan favorite, the 5150 Deluxe is sure to stun with a unique poplar burl top that is wrapped in Aqua Burst and finished off with all-chrome hardware, including the EVH-branded Gotoh tuning machines.

Modified Strat-Style Body with Poplar Burl Top

Topped with an eccentric-looking poplar burl wood, the modified Strat-style body features a deeper upper body curve reminiscent of the early super-Strat body styles and hugs your frame for increased performance comfort.

Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple Neck with Eddie Van Halen's Modified C Backshape

Bolt-on is a type of neck construction that joins the maple neck to the body of the guitar with screws or bolts, resulting in bright tone with more control. The Quartersawn grain runs the length of the neck and as well as being visually appealing, is less susceptible to shrinking, warping or splitting. Graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability, while your fretting hand will feel right at home on the modified C-shape neck, which has a .790-inch thickness at the 3rd fret and .825-inch at the 12th fret.

12-16 Inch Compound Radius Ebony Fingerboard

The innovative 12-16 Inch compound radius design features a fingerboard that gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and precise shred articulation and bending near the heel. A premium wood, ebony has very tight wood grains and creates a slick and fast-playing surface. Ebony fingerboards are known for their clear and crisp attack and are favored by guitarists looking for a sharp top end, pleasing brightness, and articulate mid-range.

Versatile Control Layout and Switching

Explore the tonal landscape with the upper bout three-way toggle switch, which in position one engages the bridge pickup for robust rhythm riffing. Position two engages both pickups, while position three’s neck pickup provides a warmer tone for leads. The volume knobs house a 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot with a treble bleed circuit for seamless swells, while the tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot will stay in place even if accidentally nudged. A killswitch on the lower bout blocks the signal from the guitar to the amp, temporarily stopping noise output as long as the switch is pressed down. This feature adds an expressive stutter and rhythmic effect to performances.

EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo, R3 Locking Nut, and EVH D-Tuna

Eddie Van Halen was the first player to popularize the innovative Floyd Rose locking tremolo, even advising Floyd Rose on his early designs to integrate round disc finger-type tuners that you would see on a cello or violin. Now universally embraced, our EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge features our EVH logo stamped on the bridge plate, steel saddles, and a solid brass block. The Floyd Rose bridge and R3 (43 mm) locking nut is a professional-grade double-locking design that secures the strings in the saddle and nut, providing ultimate tuning stability and dynamic tremolo action. Standard equipment on Eddie’s guitars since the early ‘90s, the EVH D-Tuna is a unique patented device that enables players to drop the E to D and back, in an instant.

General

Number of Strings6-String
CutawayDouble Cutaway
Body MaterialBasswood
Neck TypeBolt-on Neck
Right/Left HandedRight-Handed
FretboardEbony

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