Eddie Van Halen’s Frankenstrat
The Frankenstrat, also known as the Frankenstein, was Eddie Van Halen’s
creation. Much like Mary Shelley’s book in 1818 about the true
Frankenstein, the book came to life in 1978 when Eddie took the body of
a Stratocaster with a Floyd Rose tremolo bridge and painted it black.
Then he simply put strips of masking tape on and painted the whole body
of the guitar white. That created the original Frankenstrat, but he
didn’t stop there. Due to other companies selling the same
product he stopped using the guitar in public. Instead he put a black
and yellow finishing, also known as the bumble bee. After much
disappointment with the performance of that finishing of the bumble
bee. He repainted it the original color. He probably thought to
himself, “That was a waste of time” Don’t you think? After he painted
it, he finally started the making finale touches. The placement of the
1971 quarter right by the bridge was an offhand addition to the guitar.
Other additions of the guitar were the neck, pickup, and controls, and
that right there is irrelevant and would put you to sleep. Anyways, the
Frankenstrat is known to be the most famous guitars in the world and
changed the way guitars are made today. A remake of the red, white, and
black guitar is yours for just $25,000 that’s scary.
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