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Vintage EVH Guitar I.D.
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    Vintage EVH Guitar I.D.

    Hey everyone, I'm new here. Love the forum. It rocks!

    Sorry if this has been covered already somewhere, but I've been curious to know what this SSS strat type with the 3 aside headstock is in this old picture next to Ed.

    Also would be interested to know if anyone knows what it was used for.

    Interested in general about which guitars Ed actually used on what.

    Mostly beside the Destroyer and Flying V usages, which are somewhat well documented.

    Thanks!
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    The SSS guitar is homemade, it was used for Women in Love.


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    Also the intro to, Hear about it Later.

    Ed stated it was just a "strat", but another feature mentioned it was not a Fender strat, but
    a homemade deal (THAT guitar!)

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    I seriously doubt that this guitar...

    ... was used for the HAIL intro.

    That same Danelectro neck had already been transitioned to the Star by late 1979...


    ..where it remained for the 1980 WACF tour...


    Fair Warning was recorded late 1980/early 1981 and released 04/29/81. By then, Ed had acculmated plenty of actual Strats.
    WGAF?!!

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    Wow great info guys thanks.

    I suppose it has a classic Ed mod/build give-a-way in that it has 2 functional knobs instead of 3? Probably disabled one of the tone pots? Or it was built without 3 pots? Hard to see from the pics.

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    Same Danelectro neck or actually the same guitar repainted used for starflleet sessions with Brian May?

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    Quote Originally Posted by multo74 View Post
    Same Danelectro neck or actually the same guitar repainted used for starflleet sessions with Brian May?

    1277166651647_f.jpg
    Same neck, but the headstock was modified.

    As for the guitar body... I'm guessing you must be very new to all this, huh?!

    The black and white Franky body...

    ..was re-taped and painted with red...

    ... they are one and the same!

    Here's a link to a history of that guitar:
    http://classicvanhalen.com/forum/sho...-!!&highlight=
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    Yeah actually I also asked if that was the frankstrat but somehow it didnt show up in my post. I am new and green, but Im not that out of it, did think it probably was frankie lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimi1152 View Post
    I seriously doubt that this guitar...

    Fair Warning was recorded late 1980/early 1981 and released 04/29/81. By then, Ed had acculmated plenty of actual Strats.
    I remember reading somewhere it was a real 1950's Strat. Maybe the sunburst one he used to play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Cream Man View Post
    I remember reading somewhere it was a real 1950's Strat. Maybe the sunburst one he used to play?
    If you're referring to this one...

    ...all evidence points to it being a 61/62 Strat.

    More likely, it was this one...

    ...but who knows? Ed has a lot of Strats.
    WGAF?!!

 

 

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