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EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar Special Gold

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A spellbinding Wolfgang Special model with a gorgeous arched top basswood body and flame maple top, crafted in EVH's Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater valu... Read More

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Overview

A spellbinding Wolfgang Special model with a gorgeous arched top basswood body and flame maple top, crafted in EVH's Mexico facility with a re-imagined design that delivers more guitar at greater value than ever.

Features include a quartersawn maple neck with an oil finish and special Wolfgang profile, smooth and fast compound-radius maple fingerboard (12"-16") with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets, dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount humbucking pickups, two domed black control knobs (master volume, master tone), EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners. Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple quilted
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Shape: Info not available
  • Wood: Maple quartersawn
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Finish: Hand-rubbed oil
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple (Ebony on Stealth model)
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Direct-mounted Wolfgang humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Direct-mounted Wolfgang humbucking
  • Brand: EVH
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose with EVH D-Tuna
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: EVH
  • Color: Black chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body binding
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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EVHWolfgang Special Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What I expected and more.

I waited two months for this guitar and finally received it today. Mine is the Vintage White/natural maple fretboard. Play it through an EVH 50W combo amp. Out of the box the...Read complete review

I waited two months for this guitar and finally received it today. Mine is the Vintage White/natural maple fretboard. Play it through an EVH 50W combo amp. Out of the box the finish is beautiful. No imperfections anywhere. I've read other reviews where the primary complaint was that the setup was terrible. Mine is perfect and the intonation is right on the spot. Aside from being out of tune it took me just a few minutes to begin playing. I'm used to a narrow thin neck like on my Ibanez RG. This isn't as narrow or thin but I have no problem so far with fast scales. The Drop D-Tuna is tonally accurate when you activate and re-activate the switch on the trem. Great for metal. Pickups sound great. According to the manual and legend that Eddie likes his bridge pickup in the up position, mine is in the standard down position. It doesn't come with a case but you can find EVH cases on the internet. If I had one complaint thus far and it's pretty minor and that's the Floyd is surface mounted which limits you to only dive bomb in the downward motion. You can't crank it up from the neutral position. Other than that it's fine. I've played a USA made Wolfgang. As far as I can tell this Mexican made one has all the same hardware as the US one. The finish quality is the same and the pickups are the same. It's just made in a different country and costs a third of the price as the US version. I would recommend this to a friend that's into Hard Rock or Metal.

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Not the right guitar for me.

Thought this guitar was going to be the one. I was wrong. It just seemed to have several things that annoyed me as soon as I took it out of the box. The...Read complete review

Thought this guitar was going to be the one. I was wrong. It just seemed to have several things that annoyed me as soon as I took it out of the box. The only thing I liked about the guitar was the color.

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5.0

Best guitar I've ever played

By Samus

from San Anselmo, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Looks Beautiful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    Best pickups I've ever heard - this sounds amazing through my 15W Line6 solid state and my 50W Friedman Small Box + 4-way cab. Plays clean, quiet, fluid. Tone settings are sleek, and the volume knob brings you through the whole range of sounds in "Hot for Teacher" without fiddling with the amp at all.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not the right guitar for me.

    By John

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    Thought this guitar was going to be the one. I was wrong. It just seemed to have several things that annoyed me as soon as I took it out of the box. The only thing I liked about the guitar was the color.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Incredible

    By Jack

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I've owned my Wolfgang for almost a year now, and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) guitars I've ever played. Incredible tone, nice action, easy to play, you name it, it's got it. The only problems I've run into have been the D-Tuna has been a bit tough to pull out, and sometimes it sounds a bit out of tune, and there's a very small bit of fret buzz on the low E string. That might just be my guitar personally, but it's nothing to get worked up over. This guitar is for anyone who wants to play anything from metal, rock, jazz, blues, you name it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The guitar I have been looking

    By Doc

    from Fredericksburg,Va

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

      Great Guitar. After much research, decided to go with the Wolfgang Special Stealth. Simply a fantastic guitar - fast and stays in tune. I've tried the striped series and Wolfgang standard - I would definitely go with the Special Stealth. Excellent tone for Van Halen via the Helix and Glenn Deluane early Van Halen and 5150 patch. Sounded great through a standard amp as well. Really like the maple fretboard - fast to play and great for finger-tapping. Also sounded excellent for ACDC and very good for Def Leppard. Pickups are hot.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar

      By Double

      from Burleson, Tex.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • D-Tuna is finicky

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

      Nice guitar, plays smoothly, hot pickups for certain.
      My only issue is with where I bought it from, the GC in Ft. Worth, had to remind salesman to give me the accessories that go with it, truss bar, tremolo arm and allen wrench. I could not get the D-Tuna to function at all so I went back to the salesman and asked for the booklet that should accompany the guitar, he tells me there isn`t one and I should go to look it up on Youtube! Really??? Never again GC, never again!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Happy with purchase

      By Tim

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Nice Balance
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

        overall very pleased with the guitar. Has a good sound that I was looking for and plays excellent. Build quality seems very good. Set up out of the box was pretty good. Fine tuning low E string has limitations though. Set fine adjustment about middle way and the D-tuna hits the guitar body. There is a cut out for it to clear but cut out is not deep enough. Only disappointment was guitar was shipped from a store and was not in original package, no warranty info, tools or manual. Other thing I notice is my strumming hand keeps hitting the volume knob and turns it down. Had to make some adjustments as I was used to super strat style and didn't have this trouble This was easily over-come.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EVH Wolfgang Stealth Guitar

        By Jammin John

        from Mission Viejo, Ca.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

          The Stealth guitar has excellent feel and sustain, and plays very well with minimal effort. Also stays in tune and sounds well rounded. Together with the EVH 5150-50 watt head, anyone can now sound like Van Halen:) This is my first guitar with a trem bar and I love it!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beyond amazing

          By Rocker73

          from Columbus, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

          This is the best guitar I have ever owned let alone seen. EVH put time into his design, feel, sound and the craftsmanship and details on this guitar blows me away. I couldn't be happier.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar

          By Infusion

          from Asheville,NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

            I have been playing and teaching guitar for over thirty years. I have played everything under the sun. But this guitar really speaks to me. I do not usually write reviews but this guitar is worth writing about. This guitar is very versatile. I play a lot of different genres, from blues, rock, jazz and everything in-between. This guitar does it all. If you know how to set your amp settings and know how to use the controls on your guitar you can get any sound out of this guitar. Everything about this guitar is a ten on my scale.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent guitar for the price

            By Cory, aka Wallbanger

            from New Bedford, MA

            Pros

            • Feeling
            • Quality
            • Sound

            Cons

            • Delicate Maple Top
            • No Discounts On Evh

            Best Uses

            • Live Performances
            • Recording
            • Rock And Metal Music

            Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

            I purchased this guitar after trying out a used wolfgang custom ($3000 new) at my local GC. I feel in love with the guitar, but it was out of my price range, so I looked into the special. I recieved the last one in stock in my area, but it was a floor model, and GC let me know. I told them to ship it and I will look it over myself. When I recieved it, it was in pretty much brand new condition, except for about 10 very small imprefections, which I overlooked. The guitar plays great, looks great, sounds great, but the maple top is a little fragile to my liking, because I very lightly tapped it on the table with a tablecloth, and it pushed the maple top in a tiny amount. Not noticable, unless I tell someone. The pickups are great, but the bridge is slightly muddy for my liking when playing distored sound, but the direct mount is great. Overall the sound is really great for what I play, from metal and rock to pop and classic 60's/70's hits, and the feel is close to a fender strat neck and a les paul body.

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