“After years of receiving requests for this famed instrument, the new Striped Series Shark returns”: EVH brings back Eddie Van Halen’s classic Shark and Circles models

EVH Striped Series Gutiars 2024
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EVH has announced a double whammy of iconic comebacks as the outrageously eye-catching Circles and deadly Shark guitar make a return. It’s part of the EVH brand’s continued work honouring Eddie Van Halen’s legacy, with son Wolfgang now at the helm.

Van Halen may be synonymous with the striped design you’ll see on his range of guitars and pedals, but his stripes and spots design is just as striking. Now it’s available on two guitars, the Frankenstein-derived Circles, and the outlandish Shark shape, which returns after years away.   

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.