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SKU FEN-WOLFGANG-USA-IVR

EVH Wolfgang USA Guitar, Ivory, Ebony Fingerboard, Hardshell Case - 5107920849

$4,199.99
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.

Player's Perspective

All too often in the guitar world, guitars geared toward faster, more distorted styles wind up sacrificing tone for playability. The EVH Wolfgang is a refreshing exception, and in a big way. This is a lighting fast tone machine that's ready to shred, but it's also an instrument crafted with the same dedication to tone you'd expect from an acoustic custom shop. The sound is thick and heavy but retains a crisp definition that can be heard even with gobs of distortion. The neck is super fast and comfortable everywhere, bends are easy and fast runs are effortless. The upper register on this guitar is really something special. All the way up to the 22nd fret, full step bends and heavy vibratos are not only easy but still have the same dynamic responsiveness as the rest of the neck, making for a true singing, vocal-like quality in the high end. The body is extremely comfortable sitting or standing, and the light weight will allow for hours of practicing and performing. The construction is rock solid - this guitar can take tons of abuse and still play wonderfully. Would you expect anything less from the man who took shred to the next level?

              

Item Details

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."

Overall Condition

This EVH Wolfgang USA is in brand new pristine mint condition with absolutely no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind.

Specs

  • EVH Wolfgang USA
  • Ivory
  • Arched Maple Top
  • Basswood Body
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck
  • Oil Neck Finish
  • Ebony Fretboard
  • 12” to 16” Compound Radius
  • 22 Vintage Stainless Frets
  • Dot Inlays
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • Bridge: EVH Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
  • Floyd Rose Original Locking Nut
  • Custom-Designed EVH Humbucking Pickups
  • 3 Way Switch
  • Volume/Tone Controls
  • 1.625" Nut Width
  • 2 Graphite Neck Reinforcement Rods
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Hard Shell Case Included
  • Instrument Weight: 8.4 lbs

Our in house guitar tech has inspected, tested, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.