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EVH Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar, 3-Tone Cherry Burst

Shred like Ed on this very special Wolfgang guitar -- with a stunning flame maple archtop, a speedy maple neck and an EVH D-Tuna on the Floyd Rose tremolo. (14) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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EVH Wolfgang Special 3-Tone Cherry Burst

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Basswood body Big, warm midrange tones
Compound radius fretboard Even, flatter feel moving up neck towards bridge
EVH Wolfgang pickups Voiced by Eddie Van Halen himself; dynamic and hot
Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna Built-in "drop-D" lever on tremolo bridge

The Wolfie Special -- Designed and Refined by a Guitar Demigod!

The EVH Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang Special is an exceptional high-end electric guitar, designed and refined by one of the greatest guitar players of all time. No mere collector's item, the Wolfgang Special was designed with the needs of true musicians in mind. This Wolfie combines a lightning-fast neck design with two proprietary EVH humbucking pickups to create a guitar that will inspire you to a whole new level of musicianship.

Because Perfection is a Continual Process

The EVH Wolfgang Special is a simplified adaptation of the celebrated EVH USA Wolfgang, with a solid basswood body and a beautiful arched maple top. The neck is carved from a single piece of high-grade quarter-sawn maple. You'll see that the fingerboard is also maple, which is pleasing to the eye and incredibly satisfying under the fingers. It's got a 12-16 inch compound-radius cut as well, which means that every note will intonate evenly at every point in the fretboard, even through your most savage bends and tremolos. It is set with 22 frets with "vintage" size specifications. You'll also feel immediately comfortable with the standard 25.5-inch scale length. The nut is a Floyd Rose R2 locking nut, measuring 1.625 inches across.

Ingenious Hardware Designs

The EVH Wolfgang Special lends itself to expressive playing, with its EVH-branded Floyd Rose authentic locking tremolo system -- complete with the pre-installed D-Tuna drop tuning system designed by Edward Van Halen himself. The EVH D-Tuna is a patented design that puts a string locking screw switch on the saddle of the lowest note on the bridge. With this, you can simply flip the switch to drop the E string down a whole step to D, so you can fret your power chords even faster. When you want to switch back to a standard tuning, just flip the switch and you're back with no loss to tuning stability on the string. A simple but ingenious innovation! It's really no wonder that so many great guitarists have been using the D-Tuna since it was introduced in the early 1990s. A set of black EVH-branded tuning machines completes the top-shelf hardware on this beast.

Humbuckers Reconsidered from the Ground Up

The electronics on your EVH Wolfgang Special are the result of no less innovation. The design process for these custom humbuckers allegedly went through more than 80 prototypes before EVH himself approved them for release. Through a clean amp, you'll marvel at their sparkling response, rich in overtones and perfectly suited to a heavily chorused clean sound. Then, as you apply more and more crunch to your signal, you'll have your breath taken away by the character these pickups impart to sustaining leads and shred sounds. The two Bourns pots onboard offer you a wide spectrum to craft the tone and level you need, and a standard 3-position switch lets you combine or isolate the pickups.

Check out the EVH Wolfgang Special in action with this demo video:


Features:

- Basswood body
- Arched maple top
- Quarter-sawn maple neck
- 22-Fret maple fingerboard
- EVH humbucking neck and bridge pickups
- EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo
- Black hardware
- Black EVH-branded tuning machines
- EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge with locking tremolo and D-Tuna
- 3-way pickup switch
- 2 EVH Bourns pots (low-friction on volume, high-friction on tone)

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- Series: Wolfgang Special
- Body Material: Basswood with Flame Maple Top
- Neck: Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Oil
- Fingerboard: Rosewood on Stealth Black Finish, Maple on all other available finishes., 12" to 16" (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Compound Radius
- Finish: Glossy
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- String Nut: Floyd Rose Locking Nut, 1.6875" (43 mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
- Headstock: EVH Wolfgang
- Tuning Machines: EVH Branded
- Pickup: EVH Wolfgang (Bridge and Neck)
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Bridge: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
- Hardware: Black
- Strings: EVH Strings, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Control Knob: Black Plastic
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701585
Stealth Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701568
Vintage White
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701586
3-Tone Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701500
Black Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701592
El Natural
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701559
Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701590
Natural
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701558
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701515
Blemished, Vintage White
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701586
Blemished, Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701585
Blemished, Stealth Black
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701568
Blemished, Black Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701592
Blemished, Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701590
Blemished, 3-Tone Cherry Burst
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 15 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701500
Blemished, Natural
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 5107701558
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

EVH Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang Special

A spellbinding EVH Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang Special model with a gorgeous arched top basswood body and flame maple top, crafted in EVH's Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater value than ever.

Features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile, smooth and fast compound-radius maple or rosewood fingerboard (12"-16") with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners.

Features:

- Arch Top with Unique EVH Wolfgang Body and Headstock Designs
- Maple or rosewood neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile
- Rosewood on Stealth Black Finish, Maple on all other available finishes
- EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups
- Bar String Retainer
- Side-Mounted Square Output Jack
- Heel Mounted Spoke-Wheel Truss Rod Adjustment
- Oversized Strap Buttons
Customer Reviews
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Overall: This guitar is one of the best feeling guitars I've ever held. The neck is super smooth and fast, and the action is amazing. I love the D-Tuna feature. It does require some fine tuning, but a huge time saver when throwing in a dropped D tune here and there. When I say this guitar never goes out of tune, I mean IT NEVER goes out of tune. It's a head turner as well. It bought the tobacco sunbust, and it is georgeous. The pickups are a little too thin for me, but if your handy with the EQ, it's an easy fix. I use it primarily with my Roland GR-55 and it is amazing. The guitar rocks. Worth every penny to me. The fact that zZounds payment program makes it so easy, it was a no-brainer.
Style of Music: Rock, Dance, Poppish Rock
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Overall: I wanted a inexpensive guitar with two humbuckers and a Floyd Rose. Being a Jackson fan for many years before I went to Les Pauls'. I started off playing a few Jackson, Ibanez and then I played a few EVH Wolfgang USA/Japan models. I was impressed with the overall feel of the guitar. I just had to have one. Even though I've been playing since 1988 my skills are all that great and I couldn't justify a USA model and the Japanese models were flat tops. Which there is nothing wrong with the flat top. It wasn't what I wanted. I was glad when EVH(Fender) released a MIM arch top Wolfgang. I pre-ordered it and once I received it. Set up the guitar to my liking and played it for a good eight hours. The guitar is overall a good guitar. The fit, finish is good, plays great, sounds great, and sustains. The value of the guitar could be a little better. In my opinion it should be more aligned with other non-USA guitars in the value department. Again this is my opinion. Being a pickup winder and I was going wind a set for my Woflgang. I'm not as the pickups sound great and clear with high gain. I'm using a Tubemeister 18. ***I put 5 for MFR Support. This isn't true as I had to put something. I put 5 because I haven't used them.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal, or whatever I can learn
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