From Eddie Van Halen comes the Wolfgang®, representing over 35 years of cumulative EVH® experience and expertise in guitar design. The process undertaken to develop the Wolfgang® took over two years of intense trial-and-error research. The formidable task yielded a series of prototypes that endured a full year of brutal in-concert road testing by Eddie on Van Halen's triumphant 2007-2008 world tour.
The result is a bulletproof and beautiful tonal giant of a guitar that takes whatever you can dish out and then asks for more. As the VH tour kicked off in the fall 2007, Eddie pushed every aspect of the Wolfgang's performance capabilities to the absolute limit, playing various Wolfgang prototypes every night on virtually every song.
As the tour roared along, Eddie changed and adjusted components and specs until he was satisfied with the Wolfgang's sound, feel and looks. To prove that it was battle-worthy and could survive the road, performance data was collected from every gig for months and months to establish and confirm consistency and durability.
This is what makes the Wolfgang the culmination of Eddie Van Halen's endless pursuit of outstanding tone, durability and consistency. Available to the public since the beginning of January 2009, the EVH® Wolfgang guitar is built to his exact specs and has every single feature of the Wolfgang guitars he himself plays onstage and in the studio.
It's exactly what he uses. "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 pickup
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." -EVH
Body Shape: Wolfgang®
Body Top: Arched Maple
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Body Binding: 5-Ply
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Vintage Stainless
Position Inlays: Blocks
Fretboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Headstock Binding: Bound
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Urethane
Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge Pickup: Custom Designed EVH® Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Custom Designed EVH® Humbucking
Pickup Switching: EVH Reverse-Style 3-Position Switching:
Position 1: Neck Pickup
Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickups
Position 3: Bridge Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®
String Nut: Floyd Rose® Original Locking
Switch Tip: Black
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Floyd Rose® Original Tremolo Arm
Unique Features: Hard mount pickups; Magna Coatings paint, 2 Graphite neck reinforcement rods, Schaller® chrome string retainer, EVH® D-Tuna, square jack plate
Case/Gig Bag: SKB® with Molded Stripes