The original guitar that launched the line, the EVH Wolfgang® USA unleashes pure, unadulterated rock 'n' roll power.
Since its launch in 2007, the EVH brand has had one mission—to take the tools Eddie Van Halen uses to create his groundbreaking guitar work and place them in your hands.
Over 35 years of innovation and experience were injected into the creation of the original Wolfgang USA, which continues to unleash pure unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll power, titanic sound, speedy playability and stunning spotlight-ready style.
“Everything that I’ve built, destroyed, stumbled onto, learned and experienced is in this guitar,” Eddie Van Halen said. “Every aspect and component of this guitar has been examined and upgraded to the highest standards possible: stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body and headstock, custom-made signature tuning machines and Floyd Rose® bridge, new low-friction pots, and the list keeps going. We left no stone unturned.”
The Wolfgang USA features a basswood body with either an arched big-leaf maple or 5A flame maple top, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 12”–16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless steel frets and mother of pearl block inlays (dot inlays on Stealth), direct mount EVH Wolfgang USA zebra humbucking pickups, three-way toggle switching with reverse wiring, volume control with 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot with treble bleed circuit, tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot, EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo bridge with EVH D-Tuna® and EVH-branded Gotho® High Ratio die-cast tuners with white pearloid buttons.
Experience ultra-speedy plability, colossal sound and classic looks with the Wolfgang USA.
- Color Ivory
- Model 5107920849
- Series Wolfgang® USA
United States of America $4,199.99 EST. U.S. STREET
Basswood Wolfgang Body with Big-Leaf Maple Top and Wolfgang Headstock
Featuring an offset shape with larger upper horn, the Wolfgang’s basswood body provides excellent tonal response that is full and rich, along with overall warmth and sustain. The body is capped with a big-leaf maple top for enhanced note separation and clarity. The unique Wolfgang headstock is finished in black.
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.
12"-16" Compound Radius Ebony Fingerboard With 22 Vintage Stainless Steel Frets and Pearloid Block Inlays
The innovative 12"-16" compound radius design features a fingerboard that gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and precise shred articulation and bending near the heel. Known for its clear and crisp attack, the ebony fingerboard’s tight wood grains also lend for a slick and fast-playing surface, while the vintage stainless steel frets are smaller for a classic feel. Lastly, pearloid block inlays add an elegant flash.
Direct Mount EVH Wolfgang USA Humbucking Pickups
Not all humbuckers are created equal. Direct mount EVH Wolfgang USA humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets are hotter and harness Eddie’s signature authoritative, high-gain lead tone that captivated the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These pickups deliver radiate rich harmonics, pristine highs and plenty of snarling mids.
Versatile Switching & Control Layout
Explore this axe’s sonic palette with the three-way toggle switch, with reverse wiring. Position one engages the neck pickup for all your blistering solo needs. Position two engages both pickups, while position three engages the bridge pickup for robust rhythm riffing. 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 that will stay in place even if accidentally bumped.
HEEL-MOUNT TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT SPOKE WHEEL
Humidity and temperature fluctuations wreak havoc on a guitar’s neck. With the truss rod adjustment wheel placed at the heel of the neck, you (or your guitar tech) can quickly insert an Allen wrench between the strings for seamless neck relief tweaks on the fly.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Bridge Pickup||Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® USA Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup||Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® USA Humbucking|
|Controls||Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)|
|Pickup Switching||EVH® Reverse-Style 3-Position Switching: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge, Position 3: Bridge|
|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)|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Fret Size||Vintage Stainless Steel|
|Nut Material||Floyd Rose® R2 Locking|
|Nut Width||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Position Inlays||Mother of Pearl Block|
|Truss Rod Nut||Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel|
|Truss Rod Wrench||2.5 mm Hex|
|String Trees||Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar|
|Bridge||EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®|
|Tremolo Arm||Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking|
|Tuning Machines||EVH®-Branded Gotoh®|
|Control Knobs||Black Knurled with White Indicator|
|Strings||EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Case/Gig Bag||Included EVH® Wolfgang® Hardshell (p/n 009-0916-000); Optional EVH® Black Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)|
|Included Accessories||Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual|