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 from an instrument bearing his name.
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”) 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 killswitch and play “Cathedral” without any crackle or pop, courtesy of the EVH 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.
Boasts elegant and classic style in Ivory or Stealth finishes with chrome hardware, black speed knobs and dog leash strap/eye-bolt clasps. A hardshell EVH Striped SKB case and EVH leather strap included.
Series: Wolfgang USA
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: Wolfgang Backshape, .805" @ 3rd Fret / .890" @ 12th Fret
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 12" to 16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Vintage Stainless
String Nut: Floyd Rose Locking
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Truss Rods: EVH-Branded with Wheel
Bridge Pickup: EVH Wolfgang Humbucking
Neck Pickup: EVH Wolfgang AL3 Humbucker
Controls: EVH BI Tech HPU Low Friction Volume, EVH Bourns High Friction Tone
Pickup Switching: EVH Reverse-Style 3-Position Switching: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge, Position 3:Bridge
Pickup Configuration: HH
Bridge: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
Tuning Machines: EVH-Branded
Strings: EVH Branded (.009-.042 Gauges)