Here’s what EVH say about the Wolfgang Special:
Road-tested in arenas around the world, the Wolfgang Special is a purebred music-making machine, designed with stunning style, giant sound and high-speed playability.
The Wolfgang Special features a basswood body with an arched top and a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck. The neck is carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s exacting specifications and features a hand-rubbed urethane back finish. Primed for high performance, energetic riffing and blazing leads, the 12”- 16” compound radius maple fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays. Truss rod adjustments have also never been easier thanks to a spoke wheel conveniently located at the base of the neck.
Direct-mounted Alnico humbuckers
A pair of flagship custom designed black EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking pickups are mounted directly to the body, providing dynamic yet articulate voicing, as well as endless sustain for powerful chords and melody lines.
A sturdy and dependable EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking trem and Floyd Rose locking nut work in tandem for precise tuning even with extreme changes in pitch, while the EVH D-Tuna retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger, with a low-friction volume control for smooth swells and a high-friction tone control that prevents accidental tone shifting.
Spotlight-ready, the Wolfgang Special is available in new Metallic Blue or Polar White finishes with matching headstocks, single-ply body binding and black hardware
- Series: Wolfgang Special
- Body Material: Basswood
- Body Binding: 1-Ply Black (510)/1-Ply Cream (573)
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple, Wolfgang Backshape
- Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Urethane
- Fingerboard: Maple, 12”-16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
- Frets: 22, Jumbo
- Position Inlays: White Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose Locking, 1.625” (41.3 mm)
- Tuning Machines: EVH-Branded
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Hardware and Electronics
- Truss Rod: Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
- Bridge: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
- Pickups: Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking (Bridge), Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking (Neck)
- Controls: Volume (500K EVH Bourns Low Friction Pot),
- Tone (250K EVH Bourns High Friction)
- Control Knobs: Black “Speed” Knobs
- Hardware Color: Chrome