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      EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar (430601)
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A fantastic player's guitar engineered by one of rock's greatest innovators.

Years in the making from Eddie Van Halen guitars, the EVH Wolfgang Special features a flat AA maple top with 5-piece binding, a basswood core, and a quartersawn maple neck that is reinforced with two graphite rods. The AA bird's-eye maple fingerboard has a 12" to 16" compound radius and is dressed with stainless steel vintage-size frets that are practically indestructible. The frets on the EVH Wolfgang Special electric guitar are super resistant to wear spots, nicks and dings, and provide for smooth feel and bending action that doesn't wear out.

Custom-designed EVH humbucking pickups are hard-mounted to the body and are wired to Bourns low-friction pots. These custom designed volume and tone controls are available only on the EVH Wolfgang guitars.

The EVH Floyd Rose tremolo unit is the first ever signature Floyd Rose tremolo bridge. It was exclusively designed for the EVH Wolfgang Special guitar and comes with the EVH D-Tuna that lets you instantly go to a drop-D tuning. EVH chrome Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons are built exclusively for the Wolfgang guitar.

The Eddie Van Halen guitar has a thin skin finish that allows for the inherent tone and resonance of the wood to dominate the overall sound of the guitar. Unpainted body cavities allow for the wood to naturally breath and age, further adding to the character and quality of tone in this magnificent electric guitar.

Exclusively to the EVH Wolfgang guitar is its custom-made molded SKB case. It is durable, lightweight and compact. With plush lining, TSA-approved latches and Eddie's trademark stripes in 3D, your Wolfgang electric guitar will be well protected on the road and in the air for decades to come.

The EVH Wolfgang guitar is built to Eddie Van Halen's 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.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar Features:

  • Basswood body
    Flat AA maple top
    Quartersawn maple neck
    AA bird's-eye maple
    25-1/2" scale length
    Compound fingerboard radius 12" to 16"
    22 vintage-size stainless steel frets
    Floyd Rose R2 locking nut, 1.625" (41.2 mm)
    Nut width: 1 5/8"
    Chrome hardware
    EVH-branded Gotoh tuning machines, chrome with pearloid buttons
    EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo
    EVH humbuckers (neck and bridge)
    3-way pickup toggle switch
    2 Bourns low-friction pots (250k/500k)

    Unique features on the EVH Wolfgang guitar:
    Hard mount pickups
    Magna Coatings paint
    2 graphite neck reinforcement rods
    Schaller chrome string retainer
    EVH D-Tuna
    Square jack plate




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  • I liked the stopbar bridge from peavy but...

    As reviewed by Mikeytheripper on 10/10/2010

    I'm way about tone and i love the Harmonics and the Brights and the Lows this beauty can dish out, but i'm not a die hard fan for Floyd's, i think it takes alot of this guitars tone away but thats just me, the neck the one i played was like silk and butter's new born baby, the pickups are super hot yet very subtle when you bring the volume down, and this guitar is more like an extension of the arm than anything it wants to meet YOUR demands its built for eddy but it played for my style i like it

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful.
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  • My Wolfgang Special in Tobacco.

    As reviewed by Paul on 11/30/2010

    I just received my EVH Wolfgang guitar in Tobacco. What can I say that hasn't already been said? You have read the blogs, you have listened to others playing it on youtube. Its all true! Great guitar, great price! There is no difference between the standard and special other then the extra wood in the body and some small body mold enhancements. At least I can't tell by the sound or playability? Unless you have the additionally cash to spend, or unless your a collector going forward looking to sell later? The American version or Japan special version, I hear no difference in the tone quality. I will enjoy my guitar for many, many, years to come and I'm am strickly a player, not a collector looking to sell. Five stars!!

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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  • Wolfgang will be a classic

    As reviewed by Gordon on 1/30/2011

    I originally was looking to buy a Gibson Les Paul standard or an Fender American deluxe. But I wanted to try the EVH Wolfgang special first. I plugged into a Peavy classic 30 and was expecting a guitar that could only play rock. How wrong I was. This guitar is extremely versatile. The neck is so smooth, just the perfect size. The birdseyemaple finger board is gorgeous. The fit and finish is impeccable and you can really tell attention to detail by how neat and clean the guts to the guitar are. This guitar easily ranks with any LP or Strat. Needless to say, I walked out of the store with the Wolfie. I have owned it for a week and I can't put it down. This guitar will become an instant classic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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