5150® Series Deluxe Poplar Burl

Engineered for speed, comfort and full-throttle attitude, the reimagined 5150® Series Deluxe is an iconic blast from the past that blends both throwback and modernized features.

Like its predecessor, the 5150 Deluxe Poplar Burl features a modified Strat®-style basswood body with a deeper upper body curve. The graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck features a comfortable modified “C” profile, hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, heel-mount truss rod adjustment wheel and color matched “hockey stick” headstock with EVH® logo decal. Built for smooth and speedy playability, the 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and cream dot inlays.

While the famed striped original had a single humbucking bridge pickup only, the all-new 5150 Deluxe is outfitted with an HH pickup configuration controlled by a three-way toggle on the upper bout. The custom designed EVH® Wolfgang® Alnico 2 humbucking bridge pickup delivers the perfect amount of punch and articulation with sweet sustain and thick chunky rhythms in a perfectly balanced EQ curve. The EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking neck pickup serves up no-nonsense, balls to the wall overdrive and endless sustain without skimping on articulate cleans when the volume is rolled down. A custom designed low friction volume knob creates even-volume tapering for the smoothest volume swells, while the high friction tone knob will stay in place even if accidentally bumped. An added new feature comes in the way of a lower bout kill switch, allowing you to mute your guitar for those stutter, rhythmic effects — think “You Really Got Me.”

Decked out with a “dive-bomb” certified EVH-branded top-mount Floyd Rose® bridge, the locking tailpiece features fine tuners for each string and a patented EVH D-Tuna® for switching back and forth from drop-D to standard tuning in an instant.

A stylized modern spin on a fan favorite, the 5150 Deluxe is sure to stun with a unique poplar burl top that is wrapped in Aqua Burst or Black Burst and finished off with all-chrome hardware, including the EVH-branded Gotoh® tuning machines.


  • Color Aqua Burst
  • Model 5108002558
  • Series 5150® Series Guitars
  • Street Price $999.99

Features

Modified Strat-Style Body With Poplar Burl Top

Topped with an eccentric-looking poplar burl wood, the modified Strat-style body features a deeper upper body curve reminiscent of the early super-Strat body styles, and hugs your frame for increased performance comfort.

Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple Neck with Eddie Van Halen's Modified “C” Backshape

Bolt-on is a type of neck construction that joins the maple neck to the body of the guitar with screws or bolts, resulting in bright tone with more control. The quartersawn grain runs the length of the neck and as well as being visually appealing, is less susceptible to shrinking, warping or splitting. Graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability, while your fretting hand will feel right at home on the modified “C”-shape neck, which has a .790” thickness at the 3rd fret and .825” at the 12th fret.

12"-16" Compound Radius Ebony Fingerboard

The innovative 12"-16" compound radius design features a fingerboard that gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and precise shred articulation and bending near the heel. A premium wood, ebony has very tight wood grains and creates a slick and fast-playing surface. Ebony fingerboards are known for their clear and crisp attack, and favored by guitarists looking for sharp top end, pleasing brightness and articulate mid-range.

Versatile Control Layout & Switching

Explore the tonal landscape with the upper bout three-way toggle switch, which in position one engages the bridge pickup for robust rhythm riffing. Position two engages both pickups, while position three’s neck pickup provides a warmer tone for leads. The volume knobs houses a 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot with treble bleed circuit for seamless swells, while the tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot will stay in place even if accidentally nudged. A killswitch on the lower bout blocks the signal from the guitar to the amp, temporarily stopping noise output as long as the switch is pressed down. This feature adds an expressive stutter, rhythmic effect to performances.

EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Trem, R3 Locking Nut and EVH D-Tuna

Eddie Van Halen was the first player to popularize the innovative Floyd Rose locking tremolo, even advising Floyd Rose on his early designs to integrate round disc finger-type tuners that you would see on a cello or violin. Now universally embraced, our EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge features our EVH logo stamped on the bridge plate, steel saddles and a solid brass block. The Floyd Rose bridge and R3 (43 mm) locking nut is a professional-grade double-locking design that secures the strings in the saddle and nut, providing ultimate tuning stability and dynamic tremolo action. Standard equipment on Eddie’s personal guitars since the early ‘90s, the EVH D-Tuna is a unique patented device that enables players to drop the E to D and back, in an instant.

Controls

Specs

General
Model Number 5108002558
Est. U.S. Street $999.99
Series 5150® Series Guitars
Color Aqua Burst
Number of Strings 6
Orientation Right-Hand
Body
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Body Shape 5150®
Body Material Basswood
Body Top Poplar Burl
Electronics
Bridge Pickup Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck Pickup Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Pickup Color Black
Controls Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Auxiliary Switching Kill Switch
Pickup Configuration HH
Neck
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness .790" at 3rd Fret & .810" at 12th Fret
Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Shape EVH® Modified "C" Backshape
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Jumbo
Nut Material Floyd Rose® R3 Locking
Nut Width 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays Cream Dot
Side Dots Cream
Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench 2.5 mm Hex
String Trees Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar
Headstock EVH® Hockey Stick
Neck Plate 4-Bolt Standard
Hardware
Bridge Top-Mount EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Hardware Finish Chrome
Tremolo Arm Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking
Tremolo Block Brass
Tuning Machines EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Control Knobs Black Knurled with White Indicator
Switch Tip Black
Miscellaneous
Strings EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Strap Buttons Oversized
Accessories
Case/Gig Bag Optional EVH® Striped Hardshell (p/n 022-6100-506); Optional EVH® Black Gig Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)
Included Accessories Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual