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    Default Let's see your EVH Guitars! Here is my Frankie...

    It's been a while since I've seen a thread on EVH style guitars so figured i'd start a new one...

    I finally finished my lefty frankie and here it is!

    First I want to say that I am not affiliated with divebomb guitars at all and have no interest in the buisness.

    I bought the whole guitar from Kyle at Divebomb and the body was painted black. I painted the rest myself and aged it.

    Kyle was great to work with and answered all my questions along the way. As a huge fan of Eddie's I've always wanted to get my hands on a frankie and of course being lefty doesnt help my situation.

    Even if I wanted the Charvel Art series I couldnt because they wont make a lefty. So, then I discover this site and learned about these different dealers who make kits. I contacted Frankenstraat and they never answered me back except that I keep getting their spam. Meanstreet stuff didnt really appeal to me...

    Divebomb's stuff and kyle sold me and I was really interested in getting all the parts needed to build my own. I bought the guitar from Kyle and then did the painting after I received the guitar. The painting took a while and was a challenge.

    After I received the guitar from Kyle there were some things that needed to be fixed and Kyle was very professional about making things right. I'm actually waiting for a new neck as this one does have a slight issue (still very playable but not perfect as it should be) and Kyle is being great about making the experience positive for me.

    I would recommend Divebomb to anyone who wants a great kit to build your own Frankie or EVH style guitar.

    Let's see yours!!!




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    Beautiful work.
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    hey, for some reason i like this one.

    nice work.

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    about how much did it cost to make this?

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    nice work mate, its nice to see a lefty now and again
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    Quote Originally Posted by caramal View Post
    about how much did it cost to make this?
    HI, I would prefer not to provide that information as the cost is subjective...it took plenty of time to build and paint.

    But since you asked....it was $1,450

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    Nice job man!!

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    Great job!!! Can you tell me what type of red paint you used? That's exactly the shade I would want, plus it looks like you applied it perfectly, the black shows through the red, just like the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takmagic View Post
    Great job!!! Can you tell me what type of red paint you used? That's exactly the shade I would want, plus it looks like you applied it perfectly, the black shows through the red, just like the original.
    Here you go!

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    You want to see my Van Halen replica?
    Heres my Unchained...

    The back...

    And the neck plate (I figured I'd show it off again, because its such a cool detail)

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    Eddie must think I'm a BOZO to want to drop THAT much on one of his new Charvel Guitars!

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    And lefty-
    Its nice to see your VH replica. With respect to Divebomb, I've often wondered how his kits turn out. I think he needs better pics on his page, because it makes his stuff look so so (no disrespect meant to Divebomb). Great looking finish! -Red43j
    Eddie must think I'm a BOZO to want to drop THAT much on one of his new Charvel Guitars!

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    Hi Red,
    Nice Unchained! Sweet axe!

    That neck plate is killer. How did you get that done?

    As for Divebomb's kit..it was great quality stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyVanHalen View Post
    Hi Red,
    Nice Unchained! Sweet axe!

    That neck plate is killer. How did you get that done?

    As for Divebomb's kit..it was great quality stuff.
    Lefty-
    Believe it or not, I was slumming on Ebay, typed in Neck plate, and SEVERAL came up, similar to this. There was Jimi, Dimebag, naked chicks, TONS of stuff. When I saw that neck plate, I knew it had to go onto this project. Theres TONS of them on Ebay, just look around. I know a cat on another message board who goes by Bear had one made with stripes and the EVH oval...I REALLY woulda loved to have gotten my hands on that one! -Red43j
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    Eddie must think I'm a BOZO to want to drop THAT much on one of his new Charvel Guitars!

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    I'll see what I can do about my pics on my site. Thanks for the heads up.
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    What pickup are you using?

 

 

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