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Introducing the All-New EVH SA-126 | EVH Gear


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The EVH SA-126 Special semi-hollow electric guitar is a true original, bringing Wolfgang Van Halen's innovative vision to life. Its hybrid design combines the warmth and resonance of a semi-hollowbody with the snap and articulation of a solidbody. Whether you're a shredder, a songwriter or a tone connoisseur, the SA-126 Special has the chops to elevate your playing to new heights.

EVH SA126 Special

A Semi-Hollow With Serious Sonic Muscle

At the heart of the SA-126 Special lies a chambered mahogany body with a basswood center block. This unique construction lends the guitar a rich, resonant tone while maintaining the midrange punch and low-end authority you need for heavy rhythms. The semi-hollow design encourages warm, complex overtones to bloom, adding striking dimension to chords and single notes alike. Yet the center block prevents feedback at high volumes, making the SA-126 Special ideal for the stage.

EVH SA126 Special Neck Detail

Blaze New Fingerboard Trails

Anchored by a fast, graphite-reinforced mahogany neck, the SA-126 Special's ebony fingerboard is a dream for technical players. Its compound 12"–16" radius transitions from a flatter, easier bending curve in the lower register to a more dramatically arched surface up high—perfect for wide stretches and intricate legato runs. Jumbo frets raise the action for effortless fretting and enhanced articulation. And, with its spoke wheel truss rod adjustment, you can fine-tune the neck's relief in an instant. 

EVH SA126 Special Pickup Detail

Custom Pickups Designed by Tim Shaw

To capture Wolfgang's signature tones, the SA-126 Special features a pair of newly designed EVH humbuckers by renowned pickup guru Tim Shaw. The bridge humbucker delivers everything from glassy cleans to scorching leads, with powerful mids that cut through any mix. Its neck-position counterpart lends your rhythm parts depth and richness. Each pickup has its own dedicated volume and tone controls for surgical sculpting. Three-way switching allows you to blend in the neck and bridge pickups for even more tonal variations.

EVH SA126 Special Body Detail

Solid Sustain and Tuning Stability

The EVH SA-126 Special is built to stay in tune through the most intense playing sessions. Its Harmonica bridge transfers string energy directly into the body for enhanced sustain and resonance. The stopbar tailpiece anchors everything down, fighting against sharp tuning shifts. Oversized strap buttons and keystone tuners round out the hardware appointments, prioritizing rock-solid performance from tuning to tailpiece.

With its refined playability, versatile tones and innovative design, the EVH SA-126 Special semi-hollow electric guitar represents a bold new chapter for this iconic construction style. Visit your local Guitar Center to experience this game-changing instrument for yourself and join the semi-hollow revolution today.

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  • Basswood center block chosen by Eddie Van Halen
  • Maple top and mahogany sides/back
  • Two-piece mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard
  • Iconic "Bumblebee" inspired shredder neck
  • Pair of EVH SA-126 humbuckers

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Shape: SA-126 with chambered center block
  • Material: Chambered mahogany
  • Finish: Satin urethane
  • Color: Tobacco Sunburst (gold hardware), Transparent Purple (chrome hardware), Matte Army Drab, Stealth Black (black hardware)
  • Material: 2-piece mahogany
  • Finish: Natural satin
  • Truss rod: EVH-branded with wheel
  • Nut material: Graph Tech TUSQ
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Material: Ebony
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Inlays: Triple block
  • Side dots: White
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Bridge pickup: EVH SA-126 humbucking
  • Neck pickup: EVH SA-126 humbucking
  • Controls: Individual volume, individual tone
  • Switching: 3-way blade
  • Bridge: EVH Harmonica
  • Tuning machines: EVH Keystone tuners
  • Hardware finish: Black
  • Control knobs: Skirted black plastic with numbered indicators
  • Strings: 6
  • Case: SA-126 Hardshell
  • Orientation: Right handed

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