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EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature Ivory

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EVH brings you the Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature model, loaded with Eddie Van Halen’s most up-to-date specs along with the classic looks and behemoth sound you’ve come to expect. The basswood body features a big-leaf maple top and five-ply binding, while the bolt-on quartersawn maple neck is sculpted to Eddie's precise specs, with graphi...  Click To Read More About This Product

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EVH brings you the Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature model, loaded with Eddie Van Halen’s most up-to-date specs along with the classic looks and behemoth sound you’ve come to expect.

The basswood body features a big-leaf maple top and five-ply binding, while the bolt-on quartersawn maple neck is sculpted to Eddie's precise specs, with graphite reinforcement and a hand-rubbed back finish for smooth, fast playability. The compound-radius (12-16 in.) ebony fingerboard has 22 vintage stainless steel frets, pearloid (Ivory finish) or dot (Stealth finish) inlays, and a convenient heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel.

Experience scorching and well-balanced tone with a custom-wound alnico 2 EVH Wolfgang Humbucker in the bridge and a newly added alnico 3 custom-wound EVH Wolfgang Humbucker in the neck, both controlled by a special reverse oriented three-way toggle switch. Stutter-stop à la "You Really Got Me" with the red-button kill switch and play “Cathedral” without any crackle or pop, courtesy of the EVH Custom High Friction (Tone) Pot and an EVH "HPU" or High Performance Upgrade, custom-made Low Friction (Volume) Pot.

Sturdy and steadfast, the EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo provides endless sustain and precise tuning regardless of how many dive bombs you rip or how drastically you attack your whammy-bar. The EVH D-Tuna retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger, with a low-friction volume control for smooth swells and a high-friction tone control that prevents accidental tone shifting.

Boasts elegant and classic style in Ivory or Stealth with chrome hardware, black speed knobs and dog leash strap/eye-bolt clasps. Hardshell EVH Striped SKB case and EVH leather strap included.


  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss or Satin dependant on finish
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: Wolfgang
  • Neck wood: Maple with graphite reinforcement
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Urethane
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Vintage stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot or block
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Wolfgang AL3
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Wolfgang AL2
  • Brand: EVH
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: EVH BI Tech HPU Low Friction Volume, EVH Bourns High Friction Tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: Yes
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose with EVH D-Tuna
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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Runnin' with the devil!

By James

from Oregon

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Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

Awesome guitar! I thought the previous standard EVH USA with the ebony fretboard was great, but this new model is high octane. The new Alnico 3 pickup sounds amazingly tight and clear, and the guitar plays effortlessly. Crazy harmonics and a very articulate tone, either clean or with lots of gain. Ivory finish and inlays look very good. Mine was ready to shred right out of the case. Floyd Rose set just right. No adjustments necessary. I'm completely impressed, and would highly recommend this new model.

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It's like an extension of my body...

By Wes

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Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

I spent over a year researching this guitar before finally I bought it. I am a huge EVH fan and love the 80s rock genre, so I was excited to give it a try. I've played an Ibanez RG for years, and most recently an ESP KH-202; for sure, the Wolfe is a substantially different instrument, but I've found it to be far superior, at least for me.

Guitar love is definitely subjective so let me tell you what I love. The instrument feels's a very high quality build. The neck is an absolute dream. It's not as thin as my RG or ESP but I think that's a good thing because for some reason the slightly thicker neck feels more comfortable to me. It's extremely easy to play, and the ebony fretboard is incredible. I did worry about the vintage frets and they took a little getting used to (I have always played jumbo) but now I love them. I have no trouble bending or playing whatsoever, although it's still taking me some time to adjust when tapping harmonics. I do love the stainless steel as these frets should never wear.

The other thing I have to mention is the bridge, which is a Floyd, but anchored so that you can't pull it up. Since I never pulled up on the trem Vai-style anyway it doesn't really bother me, and I do think it improves sustain and tone. I will say that you couldn't get this guitar to go out of tune if you tried. It's the best trem setup I've experienced. The pickups are also hard mounted which I like if for nothing else than it looks great.

There are lots of little specialities with the guitar which I could go on and on about but the bottom line is that you really need to try one to see if it is for you. I suspect that this may not be the instrument for everyone, but if you are an EVH guy/gal and/or love rock/metal, this is an exceptional way to make it happen.

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EVH Wolfgang USA Signature!

By PDX Guitar Freak

from Portland, Oregon

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


  • A bit expensive
  • color options

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    Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

    Eddie has been my fave guitarist since I first started playing in '83. I still get goosebumps listening to his playing from the DLR era. Does that bias me? Perhaps but I'll try to be objective :)

    The neck is very smooth/comfortable, and access to upper frets is great. The frets are stainless steel (very nice), but at first I was a bit apprehensive about the vintage size (I'm used to jumbo), but after 1/2 hour of playing it, I didn't notice the difference anymore. Pickups are fantastic (perfect amount of output for me). While I spend the majority of time using the bridge pickup, the newly introduced neck pickup is very smooth without being muddy. Of course it comes with a Floyd and D-Tuna and both are setup perfectly. This is my second guitar with a D-Tuna, and the first was an EVH Striped Series (that guitar does require some modification to make the D-Tuna work properly - I did a review on the GC site for that guitar too). Right out of the box however, the Wolfgang Signature rocks. The killswitch is fun but it seems more like a novelty and I won't be doing Buckethead imitations with it. I'll stick to using it for classic pickup selector stutter like Eddie did in the solo for You Really Got Me. The volume knob is low friction, which is great for doing very fast volume swells ala Van Halen's Cathedral, but I do find that I have to be careful around it, as I will accidentally knock it occasionally. The eye-hooks don't work with typical straps, but the guitar comes with a strap that includes the dog leash style clasps fortunately. The color options (ivory/black) are very limiting, but I understand why the Signature model is only available that way, as it is intended to mirror the two models that Eddie has been using live over the last years.

    In the end, this guitar definitely sounds and feels top notch. That said, if you aren't an EVH fanboy like me, you might want to consider other guitars for the $$$

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