From Eddie Van Halen comes the Wolfgang®, representing over 35 years of cumulative EVH® experience and expertise in guitar design. The process undertaken to develop the Wolfgang® took over two years of intense trial-and-error research. The formidable task yielded a series of prototypes that endured a full year of brutal in-concert road testing by Eddie on Van Halen's triumphant 2007-2008 world tour. The result is a bulletproof and beautiful tonal giant of a guitar that takes whatever you can dish out and then asks for more.
As the VH tour kicked off in the fall 2007, Eddie pushed every aspect of the Wolfgang's performance capabilities to the absolute limit, playing various Wolfgang prototypes every night on virtually every song. As the tour roared along, Eddie changed and adjusted components and specs until he was satisfied with the Wolfgang's sound, feel and looks. To prove that it was battle-worthy and could survive the road, performance data was collected from every gig for months and months to establish and confirm consistency and durability. This is what makes the Wolfgang the culmination of Eddie Van Halen's endless pursuit of outstanding tone, durability and consistency.
Available to the public beginning in January 2009, the EVH® Wolfgang guitar is built to his 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. "Everything that I've built, destroyed, stumbled onto, learned and experienced is in this guitar," Eddie Van Halen said. "Every aspect and component of this guitar has been examined and upgraded to the highest standards possible: stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body and headstock, custom-made signature tuning machines and Floyd Rose® bridge, new low-friction pots, and the list keeps going. We left no stone unturned."
Other specifications include:
Model Name: EVH® Wolfgang® USA, Ebony Fingerboard, 5A Flame Top, 3-Tone Sunburst Model Number: 5107920820 Series: Wolfgang® USA MSRP: $4117.63 Color: 3-Tone Sunburst Body Body Shape: Wolfgang® Body Binding: 5-Ply Body Material: Basswood with 5A Flame Maple Top Body Finish: Gloss Urethane Neck Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple Neck Shape: Wolfgang Backshape Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) Number of Frets: 22 Fret Size: Vintage Stainless String Nut: Floyd Rose® Original Locking Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm) Neck Plate: NA Neck Finish: Oiled Fingerboard: Ebony Position Inlays: Block Electronics Bridge Pickup: Custom Designed EVH® Humbucking Neck Pickup: Custom Designed EVH® Humbucking Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching: EVH Reverse-Style 3-Position Switching: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Bridge Pickup Configuration: HH Hardware Bridge: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna® Tuning Machines: EVH®-Branded Gotoh® Chrome with Pearloid Buttons Orientation: Right-Hand Pickguard: None Control Knobs: Black "Speed" Knobs Miscellaneous Strings: EVH® Branded (.009-.042 Gauges) Unique Features: Hard mount pickups; Magna Coatings paint, 2 Graphite neck reinforcement rods, Schaller®; chrome string retainer, EVH®; D-Tuna, square jack plate Hard Case 8 lbs 2 oz WG03705A
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