ESP Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat 1995

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ESP Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat 1995

4,450.00

1995 Authentic ESP Frankenstrat Black & White Striped
Made in Japan Production Model Guitar

As expert collectors of everything "ESP" we can confirm this is authentic ESP manufacturing as well as ESP paint and factory artwork!

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This is an official Electric Sound Products ( ESP ) guitar and was made at the ESP Japan factory. There are NO modifications of any kind to this guitar. It is what is considered a "Production Model". This means it was an official model released by The Electric Sound Products guitar company for distribution. Touted by ESP in advertising as an "exact version".

------- Accuracy To The Original Frankenstrat -------------

•    Historically Accurate Version of the Original Frankenstrat

•    Accurate Body Shape • Consistent with historical documentation

•    Accurate Stripes •  historically like the original Frankenstrat
•    Accurate Pickguard which is original to the body

•    labeled volume knob - pickguard control holes
•    Artwork is obvious hand applied

•    thick factory clear coat over the artwork
•    Obvious ESP Factory Paint and finish work
•    Just as the Original Frankenstrat

•    No brand logo on the front of the headstock
•    Accurate tremolo with the known type of metal saddles
•    Accurate Wood Type•    ASH Wood

•    Pickup is Mounted directly to wood and at the perfect height to the             strings
•    Patent Applied For Marked Pickup ( an ESP Custom wound pickup or           Unknown humbucker )
•    Accurate CBS Neck Headstock Shape

•    21 fret neck just as the original VH
•    Neck Profile is accurate • Neck Construction same as  Van Halen Franky
•    Brass Nut •    accurate nut size

•    clearly ESP made neck with an unprecedented large CBS type
•    Fret Size and neck construction consistent with history

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The guitar is in 100% ESP factory original condition. In addition the guitar is in Mint condition with NO noticeable play wear. This guitar was kept by a guitar collector its entire life and with the original point of sale ESP logo gigbag. Original MSRP pricing was many thousands of USA dollars in the 1990s

It is public knowledge that a black and white striped Frankenstrat was released by ESP in the early 1990s. As well a red and white striped 5150 ESP frankenstrat was known to be produced and manufactured by ESP Japan and released. These facts are known by ESP collectors and there is information in the public domain to verify these facts.

The story on this version ( black and white striped ) is that it is the more collectible of the ESP Frankenstrat Replicas. This has to do with very few of these ever being seen and the fact that this ESP guitar has the Fender CBS big headstock which add to the value. The Early 1990s would make this the first Frankenstrat  production guitar ever made by any big name guitar brand.

These guitars were manufactured in unknown numbers with some speculation that less than 500 total of all early 1990s Eddie Van Halen replicas were manufactured by ESP in Japan. Initially it was believed that all these ESP Van Halen Replicas were sold only at the Ishibashi Music Store in Japan. That was later de-bunked. More guitars were distributed worldwide from this ESP replica project.

Additional information surfaced in the 2000s with the discovery of Japanes guitar magazines/publications that these guitars were touted as "exacting replicas" of Eddie Van Halens working/touring guitars.

In addition rumors amongst collectors has surfaced stating that ESP utilized, for this replica project, actual guitar technician that worked for the VH tour crew to participate in the development of these guitars. In addition it is said that there was a United States press release delivered to the ESP network of dealers in the United Stated for this project; and that a few of these guitars were imported by and delivered to ESP distributors in the USA.

Here we have a very high end professional grade guitar in every respect... We will provide, upon your request, our Letter of Certification which will serve as a note declaring this as an authentic ESP Product. You need to ask us for this declaration and your name will appear on our own paperwork/letterhead ( AlienXnation Letterhead and Invoice ).

ACCURATE DESCRIPTION:

•    Authentic ESP brand Guitar - official product of ESP

•    Made In Japan ESP Guitar

•    NO modifications
•    Factory Original

•    100% inspected and confirmed
•    Perfect truss rod - strait neck
•    Collectors Grade
•    Un-played Condition

•    original soft case that came with guitar new

•    Factory Hardware - factory tuners 

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