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    Default Can anyone provide proof?

    I saw this "Frankenstrat" for sale on another forum for $950.
    To me, this guitar screams "FAKE", but surprisingly enough, there are quite a few folks over there who seem to think it may be legit.

    I did some quick Google searches and came up with nothing.
    I even searched through 29 pages on the Chinese counterfiet site "paylessguitars", and found a "5150" but no "Frankenstrat".

    I did email ESP, but have yet to receive a response.

    Do any of you guys know anything about this guitar?
    I know I've seen them before, but I've always been quick to dismiss them and have never really even had the desire to research them until this thread started on the other forum.

    Thanks guys.


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    I don't see why it could be real. The last affiliation EVH had with ESP was through Kramer and that was only because they made the bodies.

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    You know how I am Dino.
    Its just a painted ESP or whatever.
    As far as I know, the neck is the only thing ESP.
    Gots nothin to do with Eddie and is polly illegle as all get out.
    But that's just what I think.
    I gots no proof.
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    First off Hi and how the hell are ya ? long time no talk\type anyway I was told by a guy back in the day before the net (he had me searching the US for EBMM's he lived in Japan ) ESP did a number of copies of EVH guitars mostly the frankie and the 5150 . also back when I was doing this I was emailed an ESP website with a link to there EVH stuff.
    I think it was a custom shop type of thing and I believed it at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino5150 View Post
    I saw this "Frankenstrat" for sale on another forum for $950.
    To me, this guitar screams "FAKE", but surprisingly enough, there are quite a few folks over there who seem to think it may be legit.

    I did some quick Google searches and came up with nothing.
    I even searched through 29 pages on the Chinese counterfiet site "paylessguitars", and found a "5150" but no "Frankenstrat".

    I did email ESP, but have yet to receive a response.

    Do any of you guys know anything about this guitar?
    I know I've seen them before, but I've always been quick to dismiss them and have never really even had the desire to research them until this thread started on the other forum.

    Thanks guys.

    Last edited by rolsguitars; 09.09.08 at 06:00 PM.

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    I too have seen an ESP site with stuff like this; it was an ESP Japan site. Not sure if this is the same as what I saw, but there were some Franky copies, some red-white-black striped Les Paul copies, and a lot of other stuff you can't find in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kowski View Post
    I too have seen an ESP site with stuff like this; it was an ESP Japan site. Not sure if this is the same as what I saw, but there were some Franky copies, some red-white-black striped Les Paul copies, and a lot of other stuff you can't find in the States.
    I vaguely recall seeing an ESP LP-type guitar striped up EVH-style on eBay once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolsguitars View Post
    First off Hi and how the hell are ya ? long time no talk\type anyway I was told by a guy back in the day before the net (he had me searching the US for EBMM's he lived in Japan ) ESP did a number of copies of EVH guitars mostly the frankie and the 5150 . also back when I was doing this I was emailed an ESP website with a link to there EVH stuff.
    I think it was a custom shop type of thing and I believed it at the time.
    Rol.
    Where the hell you been Rols?!?!?
    Great to hear from you.

    So you think this guitar is legit?
    I mean no offense to ESP or the owner of this guitar, but it looks really cheap.
    The stripes are the wrong size and the patterns are off but on the other hand ... the Charvel R/W/B Art Series is even less "accurate" so I guess you can't go by that.
    Come to think of it, I remember Hondo and some other low end manufactures making thier versions of the EVH guitar too back in the day.

    Well, I guess I owe this dude a huge apology.
    Any idea what year they were made?

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    yeah i seem to remember hondo making a few copies and tokai made some VH II (black and yellow) copies...i nearly bought one a couple of years ago, it actualy played quite well.
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    I had one of those Hondo beginners guitars that was striped up like Eddie's, was my first guitar. Got it from the Sears '87 winter catalog for Christmas!!

    Japan does get some cool stuff, they have quite a collectors' market over there. Sold a crappy '58 LP Junior for a ridiculous price to a collector over there.

    Anyways, if this was an actual ESP produced run, there would probably be a signature stamp on it or special name decal on it. There's nothing, so I'm thinking it's just an ESP neck.
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