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 QM features a basswood body with an arched quilt maple top and a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn baked 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 baked 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 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.
25.5” scale length Basswood body with arched quilt maple top Graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn baked 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 baked maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black 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)
HEADSTOCK: EVH® Wolfgang® NECK MATERIAL: Quartersawn Baked Maple NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane NECK SHAPE: Wolfgang® Backshape NECK CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement NECK THICKNESS: .805" at 3rd & .890" at 12th Fret FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm) FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Baked Maple POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot SIDE DOTS: Black NUMBER OF FRETS: 22 TRUSS ROD NUT: Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel STRING NUT: Floyd Rose® R2 Locking NUT WIDTH: 1.625" (41.3 mm) NUT MATERIAL: Floyd Rose® R2 Locking BODY: Basswood BODY FINISH: Gloss Urethane BODY SHAPE: Wolfgang® BODY TOP: Arched Quilt Maple BODY BINDING: 1-Ply Cream BODY MATERIAL: Basswood BRIDGE: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna® TREMOLO BLOCK: Brass CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic with White Indicator HARDWARE FINISHGold TUNING MACHINES: EVH®-Branded Gotoh® STRING TREES: Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar STRINGS: EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges) TREMOLO ARM: Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking STRAP BUTTONS: Oversized BRIDGE PICKUP: Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking NECK PICKUP: Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking PICKUP CONFIGURATION: HH CONTROLS: Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot) SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup