EVH Wolfgang Special Ivory Ebony Fingerboard
Available to OrderStock expected 20th September 2021
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Manufacturer's ID: 5107701549
What we say:
EVH: Eddie Van Halen. Inventor of shred guitar, redefiner of electric guitar building, pioneer of high gain and modulation effects and owner of the most wanted-and-copied guitar sound in existence, the fabled Brown Sound. Not happy with just changing how everybody played, Eddie was and is a tireless tinkerer and engineer. His own innovations and modifications of both his guitars and his amps back in the day led, in part, to his unique sound and playing style and they continue today on his own studio workbench.
These innovations have now found their way out into the world through his brand, EVH. It’s simple; EVH makes the gear that Eddie himself plays. The amps he plays on stage are the ones you buy, his Wolfgang guitars are the exact same ones hanging on the walls at guitarguitar. With his exacting eye for detail and his huge experience for the workings and machinations of guitar technology, you can be assured of solid, wonderful sounding instruments and equipment designed by an absolute master.
The Wolfgang Special is EVH’s mid-tier model: more affordable than a USA Wolfgang but a step up from the Standard range. This particular model has a number of cool special features, not least an awesome Ivory paint job!
The Wolfgang Special still uses Eddie’s preferred Basswood for a body timber but opts for a carved arch-top instead of the flat slab body of the Standard in a luxurious move towards the USA models. This not only feels smoother and more comfortable, it adds a little mass to the body for slightly increased sustain.
The Ivory finish is satin and blends nicely with some classy cream binding. This Wolfgang also has a matching painted headstock.
Another first for the range is the Ebony fretboard, giving an excellent smooth playing surface and adding to the guitar’s bold visual uniform. The neck is a real selling point from a player’s point of view: it’s quarter-sawn Maple with a practically perfect carve! The scale is 25.5” and the radius is a compound 12-16”. Playing this guitar is as easy as falling off your bike: it’s a total dream to rock out on.
In terms of the hardware, we have here a pair of Wolfgang humbuckers, direct-mounted to the body as per Eddie’s wishes, for extra sustain and tone transfer. A chrome EVH Floyd Rose tremolo with Ed’s patented D-Tuna make possible all of the whinnying horse noises and warplane dive-bombs you’d be hoping and expecting this guitar to let you do, plus instant ‘Unchained’ tuning at the flick of a wrist. This guitar does not want you to hold back! A slight eccentricity of Eddie’s to make it to production is the inverting of the pickup selector: up is bridge and down is neck on the three way switch. It’s how Ed likes it so that’s how it is!
This Wolfgang Special gives you a lot of guitar for the money: it’s a great tribute to one of guitar’s inarguable legends and packs one hell of a punch.
|Neck||Bolt On Quartersawn Maple, Wolfgang Backshape|
|Neck Finish||Hand Rubbed Urethane|
|Fingerboard||Ebony, 12"-16" Compound Radius|
|Nut||Floyd Rose Locking 1.625"|
|Tuning Machines||EVH Branded|
|Bridge||EVH Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo w/ EVH D-Tuna|
|Pickups||Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbuckers|
|Controls||3 Position Toggle, Volume, Tone|
|Control Knobs||Speed Knobs|