New Gear Review: EVH Stripe Series Circles Guitar

Fender_EVHThe EVH Stripe Series “Circles” guitar was made famous in the Van Halen 1981 “Unchained” music video. The spacey black-and-white graphic has a gloss finish and is a unique and distinctive-looking wonder in the Stripe Series line. This high performance tone machine uses a sleek Strat® shape basswood body, rock-solid quarter-sawn maple neck with an oiled finish and a fast and smooth compound-radius maple fingerboard. The neck has comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets. You get a single EVH direct-mount pickup with a single black plastic master volume knob. There is an EVH Floyd Rose® whammy with a D-Tuna® bridge, locking nut and EVH tuners.


Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com