VAN HALEN Guitar At Universal City's Hard Rock Cafe

The giant guitar in front of the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California has been updated to a replica of Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat.

December 5, 2011

Van Halen Guitar at Universal CityWalk Hard Rock Cafe
The giant guitar in front of the Hard Rock Cafe at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California has been updated to a replica of Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat, reports Blabbermouth.net.

The Frankenstrat represented Van Halen's attempt to combine the sound of a classic Gibson guitar with the physical attributes of a Fender.

It was originally made from an ash Stratocaster body, with pickup routing that Eddie altered to fit a Gibson PAF humbucking bridge pickup. It had a maple neck and fretboard, and chrome hardware.

It developed through several early paint schemes ultimately into the now famous combination of red, with black and white stripes. It is a six-string guitar with an original Floyd Rose tremolo, which Eddie helped to develop.


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