EVH® Wolfgang® Special Striped

Model: 5107701515 Series: Wolfgang® Special
EVH® Wolfgang® Special, Ebony Fingerboard, Red, Black and White Stripes

Over 35 years of Eddie Van Halen’s experience, knowledge and experimentation have been distilled into the Wolfgang Special. Tested, tweaked, and refined on the road, this purebred music-making machine places the same highly responsive performance and sound in your hands. With classic red, black and white striped style that pays homage to Van Halen’s original guitar, giant sound and high-speed playability along with player-oriented features, this latest take on the Wolfgang Special is ready to crank out some serious rock.

Features an arched top basswood body with a robust graphite-reinforced quartersawn maple neck—carved and rolled to EVH’s exacting specifications. The speedy 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard facilitates energetic riffing and blazing leads, and is the only Wolfgang Special finish to feature an ebony fingerboard besides the Stealth model. Also new for a Wolfgang Special model is its chrome hardware and non-matching black headstock, while other familiar traits include 22 jumbo frets and heel-mounted spoke wheel for easy truss rod adjustment. The crystal clear Custom Designed EVH Wolfgang Humbucking pickups are direct mounted, supplying girth and sparkle, as well as near-endless sustain to power chords and melody lines.  Every component of the guitar has been selected and positioned for high-speed playing.

The low-friction volume knob lets you perform speedy violin-like volume swells with ease while the tone knob resists easy turning—avoiding unwanted tonal shifts as your picking hand flies furiously across the strings.  The rock-solid EVH-branded Floyd Rose® Locking Trem combines with the Floyd Rose Locking nut to maintain precise tuning, no matter how insane your whammy-bar histrionics get. The EVH D-Tuna® retunes to Drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the mere flick of a finger, making this the only guitar you’ll need onstage.

General

Model Name: EVH® Wolfgang® Special, Ebony Fingerboard, Red, Black and White Stripes
Model Number: 5107701515
Series: Wolfgang® Special
MSRP: $2237.75
Color: Red with Black and White Stripes

Body

Body Shape: Wolfgang®
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Urethane

Neck

Neck Material: Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Wolfgang® Backshape .805" @ 3rd Fret / .890" @ 12th Fret
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Jumbo
String Nut: Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Headstock: EVH®-Branded
Neck Plate: None
Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Urethane
Fingerboard: Ebony
Position Inlays: Dot

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: EVH® Wolfgang Humbucking
Neck Pickup: EVH® Wolfgang Humbucking
Controls: Volume (500K EVH Bourns Low Friction Pot) , Tone (250K EVH Bourns High Friction)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH

Hardware

Bridge: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®
Tuning Machines: EVH®-Branded Gotoh® Chrome
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: N/A
Control Knobs: Black Plastic

Miscellaneous

Strings: EVH® Branded (.009-.042 Gauges)
Included Accessories: 3/2.5mm hex wrenches Tremolo Arm