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 urethane back finish. Primed for high performance, energetic riffing and blazing leads, the 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and black 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 black 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, with a low-friction volume control for smooth swells and a high-friction tone control that prevents accidental tone shifting.
SERIES: Wolfgang Special
BODY MATERIAL: Basswood
NECK: Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple
NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Urethane
FINGERBOARD: Maple, 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
FRETS: 22, Jumbo
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
NUT (Material/Width): Floyd Rose R2 Locking, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
TUNING MACHINES: EVH-Branded
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)
BRIDGE: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
Bridge: Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking
Neck: Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking
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) , Tone (250K EVH Bourns High Friction)
CONTROL KNOBS: Black "Speed" Knobs
HARDWARE FINISH: Black
STRINGS: EVH Branded (.009-.042 Gauges)