Show us a guitarist who doesn't know what the initials "EVH" stand for, and we'll show you someone who hasn't been playing for very long. In the guitar community, Eddie Van Halen is a name as well-known and revered as Jimi Hendrix or Alex Lifeson. As the lead guitarist of the legendary Van Halen, Eddie carved out his own place in music history - and working on the side with the likes of Michael Jackson and LL Cool J was simply the icing on the cake.
Looking to follow in Eddie Van Halen's footsteps? You've got your work cut out for you; it took a ton of hard work for Eddie to get as good as he is. But you can definitely help yourself along with an instrument built according to Eddie's own specifications. EVH guitars are designed to deliver power and tone that the man himself would be proud of, so you'll know you've got an axe that can handle the hardest shredding you have to throw at it.
The most recognizable guitar in the EVH lineup is likely the Wolfgang Special. This is the real deal for any EVH fan, designed to be a truly authentic replica of Eddie's own stage and studio guitar. Everything on the Wolfgang Special is custom-designed, including its hard-mounted humbuckers and even the first-ever signature Floyd Rose tremolo bridge. If you've always envied Eddie's tone, you're looking at the first step to recreating it.
How about an edgy twist on the Wolfgang guitar? Check out the EVH Wolfgang Stealth: with an ebony fretboard to give it a cool all-black motif, this instrument looks stealthy (although its sound is anything but). Three-position switching gives the Stealth's humbucking pickups a ton of versatility, and when you plug it into your beefiest amp, it'll scream like nothing else.
There's a reason why every "world's greatest guitarist" poll comes out with Eddie Van Halen at or near the number one spot. He knows guitars inside-out and backward, and with an EVH guitar to call your own, you can experience the results of that expertise for yourself.