July 27, 2004
To follow up the recent news of the collaboration between Edward
Van Halen and Charvel to produce a limited run of hand “striped” art guitars,
Charvel now announces that it will introduce a production run of EVH Art Series
guitars that are based on Van Halen's own original, iconic designs. This new
line of production run EVH Art Series guitars will be painted and built exclusively
by Charvel at its facility in Corona, California.
These new Charvel EVH Art Series guitars will feature three instruments, each
with its own striped color scheme, including white with black stripes, black
with yellow stripes and red with black and white stripes. The artwork for each
different model will be based on the designs originally created by Edward Van
Halen for his personal guitars, which have since become legendary rock 'n'
Production will begin soon, and delivery to Charvel retailers is expected
to begin by November of this year. The anticipated United States MSRP for these
guitars is $3,299.99.
In addition to the new Charvel EVH Art Series guitars, the Charvel Custom
Shop will introduce a limited run of guitars that will be faithful recreations
of Edward's classic red guitar with black and white stripes. The Charvel Custom
Shop will work closely with Van Halen to create no more than 100 pieces, all
of which will replicate the original down to every detail, including original
specifications, as well as its nicks, scratches and wear marks. More details
with regards to pricing and availability will be forthcoming.