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    Default Sammy playing EVH-striped guitars in '83?!?!

    What...the...fuck?! How unbelievably prophetic is that?! It was either a tribute to Eddie because he was a fan or someone who posted the pics was having some fun--but based off of everything else on this site I don't think that's the case...

    http://www.rockinhouston.com/images/...nid=114&page=1

    ...and here's more. Scroll down to about midway 1983.

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    There are also some amazing old never-seen-before VH pics from '78-81 if you select Van Halen on the left menu.

    Actually, what made me find this was someone at the Roth Army posted the link to the VH pics. Then I wanted to see if there was any classic Red Rocker pics from the '70s and early '80s and...there it was.

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    ...and Montrose.

    Still can't believe that.
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    cool find indeed! but have you seen the Van Halen section on this site?
    there's loads of never before seen pics

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    Wow, I forgot all about that.
    I was at that Texxas Jam and if I am not mistaken Gary Moore open the show to an almost empty house. Of course, opening the show was at 1:00/1:30 pm and everyone was still in the parking lot partying !!!
    Yeah, Sammy had a few striped guitars and I have never known why.
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    Never saw those photos of Sammy with the striped guitar before.
    Interesting.
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    that's pretty wild. Aren't those Charvel guitars that sam is playing? I might be wrong, I don't play guitar so if any part of my vh-hagar knowledge is lacking it's in the equipment aspect BUT I think Ed either had or was gonna have a relationship with charvel in the late 70's or early 80's and I THINK they produced some guitars for him but the deal went south, I'm betting it's one of those if my memory is correct (I could be 150% wrong).

    those are some great pics of a young Hagar....damn.

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    I remember MTV around this time the cycle was Loverboy, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, Loverboy, Sammy Hagar, Van Halen over and over -those were the good times!
    I loved that era and still do !

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    I remember in 86ish, my brother and I were home alot during the summer-my parents both worked and we had Mtv on all day and at least once an hour they played yankee rose and the blue angels Dreams video...it was fantastic.

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    Think that Charvel came from the factory like that?
    I know they were making Eddie style guitars but the blue stripe on red just looks homemade.

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    Great find, thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    Think that Charvel came from the factory like that?
    I know they were making Eddie style guitars but the blue stripe on red just looks homemade.

    http://www.rockinhouston.com/images/...nid=114&page=1

    Doubtful... doesn't even look like "lawsuit" Charvels really...looks like somebody took masking and painter's tape to it as if they WERE going to stripe it and never got around to it...

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    Charvel did have a short run of the black and yellow VH2 guitar in the early-mid 80's b4 EVH shut that down officially. Ed's as seen on VH2 was one Charvel created for him before going with a mass production.

    On the limited mass production VH2's the stripe pattern varied and one run had the strat style headstock and a later run had that pointy charvel head stock but they were all black guitars with yellow stripes.

    I don't think Charvel sold guitars to the masses like the red one pictured with Sam.

    I could be wrong but I wanted one of those VH2 axes in the day and never saw or heard about(then or since) 80's Charvel EVH's in other colors besides black and yellow.

    The axe in that pic does have only one pickup and one volume knob though. If there is any official connection to the VH2 run it would be interesting to know.

    Who knows maybe it was part of a EVH inspired run Charvel had but never sold to the masses cause of Ed's opposition.

    I'm kinda thinking it was done and used cause EVH was the coolest freshest mofo at the time..his striped guitars helped kick off another trend in the gaudy 80's where people started putting all types of paint jobs on their axes.
    Sam or people in his camp might have done it themselves simply thinking it was hip.
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    If memory serves me right --there was a guitar shop in Pasadena/Clear Lake, Tx that had a few of those guitars. I don't remember the blue stripes though.
    Seems there was a lot of knock--offs back then. Some of them where pure junk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhale667 View Post
    Doubtful... doesn't even look like "lawsuit" Charvels really...looks like somebody took masking and painter's tape to it as if they WERE going to stripe it and never got around to it...
    Looks like it huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by At0micPunk View Post
    I'm kinda thinking it was done and used cause EVH was the coolest freshest mofo at the time..his striped guitars helped kick off another trend in the gaudy 80's where people started putting all types of paint jobs on their axes.
    Sam or people in his camp might have done it themselves simply thinking it was hip.
    Sounds plausible...Talk about proleptic irony!
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