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EVH Eddie Van Halen Wolfgang USA Electric Guitar with Case

Made to Eddie Van Halen's specs, the archtop EVH Wolfgang USA guitar comes complete with Floyd Rose tremolo, custom EVH humbuckers and reinforced maple neck. (8) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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If you're a Van Halen fan, you already know the Wolfgang as the guitar that Eddie Van Halen endorses and plays on tour. But you may not know the extent of Eddie's involvement with the design and testing of this incredible instrument. Collaborating with Fender to redesign his signature guitar from the ground up, EVH tested a series of Wolfgang prototypes in the most rigorous real-world conditions possible: Van Halen's 2007-2008 world tour. For a full year, Eddie played Wolfgangs night after night, song after song -- adjusting components and swapping out parts until he was satisfied with the sound, feel and looks of the instrument. The result of this trial-and-error process is the EVH Wolfgang USA: the archtop edition of Eddie's main axe, built to his exact specifications.

Looks Worthy of a Guitar Legend

Named after Eddie Van Halen's son (and an eighteenth-century composer you may have heard of), the Wolfgang is an guitar unlike any other. With an instantly recognizable body shape and distinctive headstock, you can tell at a glance that this is a singular instrument. Built of solid basswood, the body has a 1/2" arch top of 5A flame maple or AA quilt maple, depending on the finish you choose, with 5-ply binding and matching headstock. The Stealth Satin Black finish employs a sleek ebony fingerboard, while other colors feature a birdseye maple fingerboard with 22 vintage-style stainless steel frets. Chrome hardware like a square jack plate and Schaller string retainer, along with pearloid dot or block inlays, complete the look of Eddie's signature instrument.

Built to Withstand the Rigors of the Road

This Wolfgang is more than a work of art -- it's made to be played. That's why it comes with a Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna dropped-D tuning system pre-installed and ready to rock. Made to withstand the rigors of a Van Halen tour, the Wolfgang's quartersawn maple neck is reinforced with graphite rods for ultimate stability. The compound-radius fretboard, which flattens out toward the upper frets, is designed for ultimate playability. And the Wolfgang USA comes complete with Bourns low-friction volume and tone pots, custom-made Gotoh tuning machines, and two double-potted custom-wound humbucking pickups hard-mounted to the body with a three-way pickup selector switch -- all specified by Eddie himself for the instrument he uses on stage and in the studio.

Features:

- 1/2" arch top of AA quilt or 5A flame maple
- Ebony or birdseye maple fingerboard
- 5-ply binding
- Hard-mount EVH Wolfgang Custom USA bridge and neck pickups
- 3-position pickup-switching toggle with black switch tip
- EVH Bourns custom low-friction volume and tone pots
- Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
- Comes tuned in E flat
- Compound radius fretboard goes from

Eddie Van Halen could choose to play any guitar on Earth. So isn't it telling that the guitar he chooses is a Wolfgang? More than a collector's item, the EVH Wolfgang USA is a premium guitar that begs to be played. zZounds is an authorized dealer of EVH products.
Body:
- Basswood core, 1 1/2 inches (38.1 mm) thick
- Arched 1/2 inch (12.7 mm) thick AA Maple top

Neck: Quartersawn maple

Fingerboard:
- Fingerboard AA birdseye maple
- Compound radius 12 to 16 inches (304.8 to 406.4 mm)

Frets: 22 Stainless Steel Frets, Vintage size

Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648 mm)

Nut: Floyd Rose #2 locking nut, 1.625 inches (41.2 mm)

Nut Width: 1 5/8 inches (41.28 mm)

Hardware: Chrome

Tuning Keys: EVH-branded Gotoh tuning machines, Chrome w/ pearloid buttons

Bridge: EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo

Pickups:
- Neck: EVH humbucking pickup
- Middle: N/A
- Bridge: EVH humbucking pickup

Pickup Switching: 3-way switch

Controls: 2 Bourns low-friction pots (1x250k, 1x500k)

Case: SKB Case with molded stripes

Unique Features:
- Hard mount pickups
- Magna Coatings paint
- 2 Graphite neck reinforcement rods
- Schaller chrome string retainer
- EVH D-Tuna
- Square jack plate
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Stealth Satin Black
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 7 in
EVH Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

Product Description

From Eddie Van Halen comes a guitar representing over 35 years of cumulative EVH experience and expertise in guitar design, the EVH Wolfgang Electric Guitar. Built to Eddie Van Halen's exact specs and using every single feature of the Wolfgang guitars he himself plays onstage and in the studio, the EVH Wolfgang is a bulletproof and beautiful tonal giant of a guitar that takes whatever you can dish out and then asks for more.

"Everything that I've built, destroyed, stumbled onto, learned and experienced is in this guitar," Eddie Van Halen said. Every aspect and component of the EVH Wolfgang has been examined and upgraded to the highest standards possible--stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body and headstock, custom-made signature tuning machines and Floyd Rose bridge, new low-friction pots, and the list keeps going. EVH left no stone unturned.

Road-Tested By the Man

The process undertaken to develop the EVH Wolfgang took over two years of intense trial-and-error research. The formidable task yielded a series of prototypes that endured a full year of brutal in-concert road testing by Eddie on Van Halen's triumphant 2007-2008 world tour. To prove that the Wolfgang was battle-worthy and could survive the road, performance data was collected from every gig for months and months to establish and confirm consistency and durability.

Features:

- EVH chrome Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons built exclusively for the Wolfgang
- AA birdseye maple fingerboard (ebony fingerboard on Stealth Black model)
- Quartersawn maple neck reinforced with 2 graphite rods
- Stainless steel vintage size frets that are practically indestructible and super-resistant to wear spots, nicks and dings
- Hard-mounted custom-designed EVH humbucking pickups
- Arched AA maple top with 5-piece binding
- EVH Floyd Rose tremolo unit with EVH D-Tuna designed exclusively for the Wolfgang
- Bourns low-friction pots: Custom-designed EVH volume and tone controls that are available only on the Wolfgang
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Sound: simply put just a WICKED GUITAR!! sounds like a kramer baretta & peavey wolfgang combined. perfect set-up-tune it & play right out of the box. right on the money quality-top gun! i have the wolf in black; simply BEAUTIFUL. the only thing i don"t care for are the tiny frets, stainless steel great; size too small. dry or wet signal , begs for more juice, not muddy at all & also very good clean. is it worth 3 large, NO! is the cream of the crop-YESSSSSSSS!!! overall great purchase-its van halen at his best in reguards to tone chasing. try it, difinately will want it!! Feature: the features are pretty average to me-no need to lie. the guitar costs 3 grand players expect all the gingerbread! the accessories are a paper phamplet manual, 2 allen wrenches, key for case lock & tremblo bar-thats it-no fine tuner allen key for dtuna! actually lacking in this area. Ease of Use: if your a player, this is like driving a corvette!! fast, smooth, easy, impossible to get a bad tone! tapping is a little more involved because of those tiny frets, big mistake ed! again stainless killer, small -no go. action very low, no buzz. Quality: the reason i give a 8 is because of the basswood, so soft!!! this is my second wolf-the first one had a cracked trem. cavity-took fender 2 months to replace it. no hassle from fender, asked for some photos, returned it & waited. i just got the replacement today-would still be playing but after 4 hrs. my fingers are killimg me. make sure you buy from a authorized evh dealer or warrenty is void-very important!!!!!!! Value: its high, but usually get what you pay for if your lucky these days. again can"t justify 3 large for it; but in another weird way i can. if your in the position to afford it, and you want the evh brown sound & them some go for it-i did, not sorry. did"t want too pay that kind of money, but i knew the guitar was in my future so i just bit the bullet. don"t sweat the axe, listem to ed very close, its the truth!! Manufacturer Support: outstanding customer service,very concerned, friendly,&professional! if you need a replacement, get ready for long frustrating wait-due to demand & its a custom shop guitar. i really think the first 1 was a freak. The Wow Factor: no sex appeal in guitars for me, just hot women!! but it just has something about it -its just like you have to have it no holds barred!! not because van halen uses it; its just BAD!!! totally wicked guitar. freakin screams, roars & howls!!! Overall: i have a pretty large collection-this is probably the last guitar i buy for a while, plus it takes alot to impress me.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Heavy &metal
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