EVH Limited Edition 5150 Deluxe Ash – Natural(1)
Engineered for speed, comfort and full-throttle attitude, the reimagined 5150™ Series Deluxe is an iconic blast from the past that blends both throwback and modernized features.
Like its predecessor, the Limited Edition 5150 Deluxe Ash features a modified Strat®-style body with a deeper upper body curve. The ash body is paired with a graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck that has a comfortable modified “C” profile, hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and “hockey stick” headstock with EVH® logo decal. Built for smooth and speedy playability, the 12”-16” 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 a dual humbucking 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. 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 those stutter, rhythmic effects — think “You Really Got Me.”
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 modern spin on a fan favorite, the Limited Edition 5150 Deluxe Ash is elegance personified with a Natural stain finish and all-chrome hardware, including the EVH-branded Gotoh® tuning machines.
MODIFIED STRAT-STYLE ASH BODY
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. The ash wood exhibits snappier tone with a bright edge, as well as more treble and enhanced sustain.
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” thickness at the 3rd fret and .825” at the 12th fret.
DIRECT MOUNT EVH WOLFGANG HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
Not all humbuckers are created equal. Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets are hotter and harness Eddie’s scorching signature lead tone that captivated the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These pickups deliver rich harmonics, cutting highs and snarling mids in spades.
VERSATILE CONTROL LAYOUT & 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 houses a 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot with 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 kill switch 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, rhythmic effect to performances.
EVH-BRANDED FLOYD ROSE LOCKING TREM, 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 personal 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.
Number of Strings:6
Bridge Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Controls:Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Pickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Auxiliary Switching:Kill Switch
Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction:Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness:.790″ at 3rd Fret & .810″ at 12th Fret
Neck Finish:Hand-Rubbed Satin
Neck Shape:EVH® Modified “C” Backshape
Scale Length:25.5″ (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius:12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets:22
Nut Material:Floyd Rose® R3 Locking
Nut Width:1.685″ (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays:White Dot
Truss Rod Nut:Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench:2.5 mm Hex
String Trees:Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar
Headstock:EVH® Hockey Stick
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Standard
Bridge:Top-Mount EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Tremolo Arm:Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking
Tuning Machines:EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Control Knobs:Black Plastic
Strings:EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag:Optional EVH® Striped Hardshell (p/n 022-6100-506); Optional EVH® Black Gig Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)