Wolfgang® Special Striped

Loaded with player-oriented features and iconic style, the Wolfgang Specal Striped is a highly-responsive and huge-sounding instrument that was born to crank out some serious rock.

Sporting a Red finish with Black and White Stripes, black headstock and chrome hardware, the Wolfang Special Striped features a basswood body with arched top, robust graphite-reinforced quartersawn maple neck—carved and rolled to EVH’s exacting specifications and a speedy 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets for facilitating energetic riffing and blazing leads. A heel-mount truss rod adustment wheel also makes for quick and easy neck relief tweaks, a feature guitar techs everywhere will thank you for.

The crystal clear custom-designed EVH Wolfgang Humbucking pickups are mounted direclty to the body, supplying girth and sparkle, as well as near-endless sustain to power chords and melody lines.

Every component of this 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 tremolo bridge 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.

  • Color Red with Black and White Stripes
  • Model 5107701515
  • Series Wolfgang® Special
  • Street Price $1,599.99

Features

Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple Neck with Eddie Van Halen's Unique Wolfgang Backshape

Bolt-on is a type of neck construction that joins the maple neck to the body of the guitar with screws or bolts, resulting in bright tone with more control. The quartersawn grain runs the length of the neck for a stronger piece of wood, and is less susceptible to shrinking, warping or splitting, while graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability. For those who prefer a fatter neck, the Wolfgang backshape is a thicker profile in comparison to the standard or modified C- shape with a .805” thickness at the 3rd fret and .890” at the 12th fret.

Direct Mount EVH Wolfgang Humbucking Pickups

Not all humbuckers are created equal. Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets are hotter and harness Eddie’s scorching signature lead tone that captivated the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These pickups deliver rich harmonics, cutting highs and snarling mids in spades.

VERSATILE SWITCHING & CONTROLS

All Wolfgang Special models come complete with a versatile control layout. Explore the tonal landscape with the three-way toggle switch, which in position one engages the bridge pickup for robust rhythm riffing. Position two engages both pickups, while position three’s neck pickup is ideal for all your blistering solo needs. The volume knobs houses a 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot with treble bleed circuit for seamless swells, while the tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot keeps the knobs acutely dialed in.

EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Trem, R2 Locking Nut and EVH D-Tuna

Eddie Van Halen was the first player to popularize the innovative Floyd Rose locking tremolo, even advising Floyd Rose on his early designs to integrate round disc finger-type tuners that you would see on a cello or violin. Now universally embraced, our EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge features our EVH logo stamped on the bridge plate, steel saddles and a solid brass block. The Floyd Rose bridge and R2 (41.8 mm) locking nut is a professional-grade double-locking design that secures the strings in the saddle and nut, providing ultimate tuning stability and dynamic tremolo action. Standard equipment on Eddie’s personal guitars since the early ‘90s, the EVH D-Tuna is a unique patented device that enables players to drop the E to D and back, in an instant.

Controls

Specs

General
Model Number 5107701515
Est. U.S. Street $1,599.99
Series Wolfgang® Special
Color Red with Black and White Stripes
Number of Strings 6
Orientation Right-Hand
Body
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Body Shape Wolfgang®
Body Material Basswood
Electronics
Bridge Pickup Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck Pickup Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Pickup Color Black
Controls Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration HH
Neck
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness .805" at 3rd & .890" at 12th Fret
Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Shape Wolfgang® Backshape
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Jumbo
Nut Material Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
Nut Width 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays White Dot
Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench 2.5 mm Hex
String Trees Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar
Headstock EVH® Wolfgang®
Hardware
Bridge EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Hardware Finish Chrome
Tremolo Arm Floyd Rose® 1000 Series
Tremolo Block Brass
Tuning Machines EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Control Knobs Black Knurled with White Indicator
Switch Tip Black
Miscellaneous
Strings EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Strap Buttons Oversized
Accessories
Case/Gig Bag Optional EVH® Wolfgang® Hardshell (p/n 009-0916-000); Optional EVH® Black Gig Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)
Included Accessories Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual