EVH issues affordable Wolfgang Special guitar
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-06-29)
If you were a fan of the Peavey Wolfgang guitar developed by Eddie Van Halen (whose middle name is Wolfgang), then EVH guitars has good news for you.
EVH is proud to introduce the new EVH Wolfgang Special guitar based on the hugely-successful U.S.-made EVH Wolfgang guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen.
The Wolfgang Special is a pro-level signature guitar, handmade in Japan, featuring many of the same exclusive custom appointments as its U.S.-made counterpart for less than half the price, with a street price of around $1,100 USD.
Some of these unique features include a basswood body with maple veneer flat top and single ply body binding, and a quartersawn maple neck complete with an AA birdseye maple compound radius fretboard and 22 vintage-style stainless steel frets.
Additional features it shares with its U.S.-made counterpart include custom-designed “EVH Wolfgang” humbucking pickups, an EVH branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo system with D-Tuna®, a 3-position toggle switch, two Bourns® low-friction controls (1 x 250k, 1 x 500k), EVH tuning machines, and a custom SKB molded striped case. Available in Vintage White, Tobacco Burst and Black polyurethane finishes.
BODY: Basswood core with Maple veneer top
NECK: Quartersawn Maple
FINGERBOARD: AA Birdseye Maple, 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8-406.4 mm)
FRETS: 22, Stainless steel frets, Vintage Size
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)
NUT: Floyd Rose® R2 locking nut Width: 1 5/8" (41 mm)
TUNING KEYS: EVH-branded Gotoh® tuning machines, chrome w/pearloid buttons
BRIDGE: EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo
PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-way switch
CONTROLS: 2 Bourns® low friction pots (1x250k, 1x500k)
Case: SKB® EVH Striped Case, Floyd Rose® tremolo wrenches and owner's manual
Flat-top version of the USA Woflgang® with single-ply body binding (black body binding on the Vintage White model), compound radius fingerboard (12" to 16") and D-Tuna® on the tremolo system
For more information, go to www.evhgear.com.
Compiled from information on the EVH website and a press release.