What do you call a pro-level handmade signature guitar with all the exclusive custom features of its US-made counterpart for less than half the price? We call it "Special." The Wolfgang Special.
Years in the making from Eddie Van Halen guitars, the EVH Wolfgang Special features a flat AA maple top (on trans finishes) with 5-piece binding, a basswood core, and a quartersawn maple neck that is reinforced with two graphite rods. The AA bird's-eye maple fingerboard (Ebony on the Stealth Black) has a 12" to 16" compound radius and is dressed with stainless steel vintage-size frets that are practically indestructible. The frets on the EVH Wolfgang Special electric guitar are super resistant to wear spots, nicks and dings, and provide for smooth feel and bending action that doesn't wear out.
Custom-designed EVH humbucking pickups are hard-mounted to the body and are wired to Bourns low-friction pots. These custom designed volume and tone controls are available only on the EVH Wolfgang guitars.
TonePros® hard-tail bridge with stop tailpiece and fine tuners for the ultimate in stable intonation and precise tuning. EVH chrome Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons are built exclusively for the Wolfgang guitar.
The Eddie Van Halen guitar has a thin skin finish that allows for the inherent tone and resonance of the wood to dominate the overall sound of the guitar. Unpainted body cavities allow for the wood to naturally breath and age, further adding to the character and quality of tone in this magnificent electric guitar.
The EVH Wolfgang guitar is built to Eddie Van Halen's exact specs and has every single feature of the Wolfgang guitars he himself plays onstage and in the studio. It's exactly what he uses.
EVH Wolfgang Special Features:
Body: Basswood with Maple Veneer (solid Basswood for Black & Vintage White finishes)
Body Shape: Wolfgang®
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Polyurethane (Oiled for Black & Vintage White finishes)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fretboard: AA Birdseye Maple (Ebony for Stealth Black finish)
Bridge: TonePros® hard-tail bridge with stop tailpiece and fine tuners for the ultimate in stable intonation and precise tuning.
String Nut: Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
Switch Tip: Black
Strings: EVH® Branded (.009-.046 Gauges)
-Flat-top version of the USA Wolfgang with single ply body binding (Black body binding on the Vintage White model)
-Compound 12"-16" radius fingerboard
The guitar is preowned and in excellent condition. The pickups appear to have been changed to DiMarzios (please don't ask me what model). There is some discoloration on the back of the guitar and on the inside of the bass bout that leeched into the finish most likely from a previous case. and will ship in an aftermarket gig bag.