Road-tested in arenas around the world, the Wolfgang® Special is a purebred music-making machine, designed with stunning style, giant sound and high-speed playability.
The Wolfgang Special features a basswood body with an arched top and a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck. The neck is carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s exacting specifications and features a hand-rubbed satin urethane finish on the back. Primed for high performance, energetic riffing and blazing leads, the 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays. Truss rod adjustments have also never been easier thanks to a spoke wheel conveniently located at the base of the neck.
A pair of flagship custom-designed EVH® Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking pickups are mounted directly to the body, providing dynamic yet articulate voicing, as well as endless sustain for powerful chords and melody lines. A sturdy and dependable EVH branded Floyd Rose® locking trem and Floyd Rose locking nut work in tandem for precise tuning even with extreme changes in pitch, while the EVH D-Tuna® retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger. The volume knob with treble bleed circuit has a 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot for smooth swells and a tone control knob with a 250K Bourns high friction tone pot that prevents accidental tone shifting.
Spotlight-ready, the Wolfgang Special is offered in an all-new Miami Blue finish with black body binding, color matched headstock and black hardware.
• 25.5” scale length • Basswood body with arched top
• Graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck
• Neck is carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s specifications with a hand-rubbed satin urethane finish on the back
• 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays
• Convenient heel-mount truss rod adjustment spoke wheel
• Direct mount EVH® Wolfgang® Alnico 2 bridge and neck humbucking pickups
• EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking trem and R2 locking nut • EVH D-Tuna®
• Three-way toggle switch, EVH volume control (500K EVH Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with treble bleed circuit and tone control (250K EVH Bourns® High Friction Pot)
• Available in Miami Blue with black body binding, color matched headstock and black hardware
Series: Wolfgang® Special
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Urethane
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Wolfgang® Backshape
Neck Construction: Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Thickness: .805” at 3rd & .890” at 12th Fret
Fingerboard: Ebony, 12”-16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Frets: 22, Jumbo Position
Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Side Dots: Pearloid
Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose® R2 Locking, 1.625” (41.3 mm)
Tuning Machines: EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Bridge: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna® Tremolo
Arm: Floyd Rose® 1000 Series
Pickups: Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking (Bridge & Neck)
Pickup Color: Black Pickup
Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Control Knobs: Black Knurled with White Indicator
Hardware: Black Strap Buttons: Oversized
Strings: EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges) Case/Gig Bag: Optional EVH® Wolfgang® Hardshell (p/n 009-0916-000); Optional EVH® Black Gig Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)
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