EVH: New twist on Wolfgang model guitars
(john Gorbe | Posted 2011-03-27)
Eddie Van Halen is a legendary guitarist who put himself on the map in the late 70’s with his band “Van Halen”. His sound, rhythm work and rock soloing prowess was the envy of many players. A player of this caliber is always searching for the holy grail of tone, comfort and function in their instrument, and Eddie is no exception.
Eddie even launched his own brand of guitars -- “Wolfgang” (named after his son). This guitar has been under constant development since its inception in the early 90’s and has materialized into an instrument that he is very proud of, thus the introduction of two new Wolfgang models: the Wolfgang USA Custom and the Wolfgang Stealth. Both guitars are born from the original Wolfgang design with variations to suit players of all styles of music.
The Wolfgang USA Custom features (pictured at top) a mahogany body mated to a ½” arched maple top and 7-ply binding, bound mahogany set neck, 24 ¾” scale length, compound radius (12”-16”) ebony or rosewood fingerboard, 22 vintage stainless steel frets, mother-of-pearl headstock logo inlay on ebony, dual EVH Wolfgang Custom nickel-covered humbucking pickups with 3-position switching, stop tail bridge with fine tuners, EVH custom tuners, dual EVH custom low-friction 500k volume pots, dual EVH custom high-friction 250k tone pots and an EVH molded-stripe case by SKB. Available in Black, White and Vintage Cherry Burst.
The Wolfgang Stealth features and archtop basswood body, quartersawn maple neck with dual graphite reinforcement rods, compound radius (12”-16”) ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless steel frets, dual hard-mounted EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups with three-position switching, dual Bourns low- (volume) and high-friction (tone) potentiometers, EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna, black hardware, EVH-branded 14-1 Gotoh chrome tuners with pearloid buttons, Schaller chrome string retainer and EVH molded-stripe case by SKB. Available in Stealth Black.
Find out more about these guitars and more at: http://www.evhgear.com/