EVH Wolfgang Special - 3-tone Cherry Burst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Flame Maple Top, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and EVH Tremolo with D-Tuna - 3-tone Cherry Burst
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Designed by a Fretboard Legend

Built to Eddie Van Halen's specifications, this EVH Wolfgang Special solidbody electric guitar is a well-designed, ferocious shred-machine. This Wolfgang Special's basswood body generates insane tonal resonance and sustain, which will lend a fluid, glasslike quality to your legato phrases. This Wolfgang Special's arched maple top and dual custom-designed humbuckers add just enough edge to your sound to make your amp bark and bite. You'll be delighted by the hand-rubbed oil finish on this guitar's fast-playing neck as your hand slides effortlessly down its smooth maple fingerboard. So, check out this EVH Wolfgang Special solidbody electric guitar and give your Sweetwater Sales Engineer a call!

EVH Wolfgang Special Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A complete and total shred machine
  • Quartersawn neck for stability and playability
  • Floyd Rose tremolo allows for twisting, bending, and huge dive-bombs
A complete and total shred machine

From its basswood body and arched, flame maple top to its maple neck and fingerboard, this EVH Wolfgang Special just screams quality - and that's just the tonewoods! This gorgeous guitar is made for serious playing, with a compound-radius fingerboard, an EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and direct-mounted EVH humbuckers. The controls are top-notch, too: you get a handy 3-way pickup selector switch and low-friction volume and tone pots for total control over your tone and volume. All the components come together to make a guitar that looks absolutely stunning and plays even better.

Quartersawn neck for stability and playability

The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why this EVH Wolfgang Special features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is significantly more stable than plain-sawn necks and less likely to warp, twist, or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of the compound-radius fretboard on this Wolfgang Special. The fretboard radius goes from 12" at the nut to a comfortable and flat 16" radius on the upper frets.

Floyd Rose tremolo allows for twisting, bending, and huge dive-bombs

First gaining popularity in the 1980s, the Floyd Rose tremolo's locking design keeps your guitar in tune, even if you like to perform extreme pitch pyrotechnics. You can force the whammy bar all the way down to the guitar's body for psychotic dive-bombing. You can pull the whammy bar up to the stratosphere, raising your tone by as much as a seventh. No matter how hard you're shredding, you'll maintain your tuning stability, thanks to the Floyd Rose tremolo's locking design. On top of that, you can easily switch to drop D tuning, courtesy of the Wolfgang Special's D-Tuna tremolo device!

EVH Wolfgang Special Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Designed by rock legend Eddie Van Halen for ultimate shredability
  • Basswood body, arched maple top, and dual EVH pickups deliver resonant tone with bite
  • Compound-radius allows for exceptional speed and comfort
  • EVH-branded Floyd Rose tremolo allows for twisting, bending, and dive-bombing
  • D-Tuna tremolo device gives you instant drop-D tuning
  • Belly cut allows the guitar to fit comfortably against your torso
The EVH Wolfgang Special solidbody electric guitar puts the tonal tool of a legendary guitarist in your hands!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Wolfgang Special
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Top Material Flame Maple
Color 3-tone Cherry Burst
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.625"
Bridge/Tailpiece EVH Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
Tuners Black
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EVH Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EVH Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Strings EVH (.009-.042 Gauges)
Manufacturer Part Number 5107701500

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Absolute MONSTER

If there was a 6 star rating i would give it to this guitar! I revived mine about a year ago and it still plays like the first day I bought her! i play rock, classic rock, jazz, glam metal, and even some blues and the great thing is... I DO IT ALL ON THIS GUITAR! Don't get me started on the neck, its smoooth like butter! and it's only gotten faster and better since! The guitar really adapts to the player, although unlike the standard wolfgangs it doesn't have that forearm contour. Which took me a while to get used to but it only took like maybe a week to get use to that. It's my main ax for when i gig and tackles every obstacle. I WILL be looking to shop for another one soon, maybe even upgrade to a USA one! But we shall see. Overall it's player friendly, and the pickups are HOT. i would recommend this to ANYONE.. that is if you are up to the challenge.
Music background: Lead guitar for my band.

Wolfgang special

I have been playing guitar for 30 yrs..and have been collecting for almost as long..and always purchased through Sam ash or guitar center..that will never happen again..Evan the sales rep was awesome..the guitar arrived in a timely manner .100% setup playable right out of the box..the guitar is amazing top-notch everything you could want in a guitar..I own almost 30 guitars and this is not a case queen..she is my new favorite.

The best guitar I've ever played

I got my Wolfgang about seven months ago, and the whole time it has been the guitar I play the most. The unfinished asymmetrical neck on it is simply a dream to play, and it's only gotten better over time as my skin oil has conditioned the wood. This easily smokes all of the more expensive guitars (and there are some very nice ones up there) I've played, and the tonal versatility of it is amazing as well. I've been able to get great jazz, blues, and hard rock out of this thing with minimal effort. As far as I'm concerned, it's quite simply the best guitar you can buy today.


I've always been interested in the basic design, but when I saw the combination of features on this model I just had to get one. The finish on the body is beautiful, and I really like the non-interrupted flame maple pattern versus the customary book matched configuration on the carved top. The neck has a nice, smooth satin finish that makes it easy to play. The fretwork was also done right. Add some powerful pickups, a double-locking Floyd Rose system, and simple, precise controls and you have a guitar that is capable of a wide variety of sounds. I've acquired several guitars from Sweetwater over the years and each transaction has been handled with courtesy and professionalism. They really do care about customer satisfaction. The fact that they take the time to post photos and detailed descriptions of individual guitars in their Guitar Gallery makes it a lot easier to choose the exact instrument you're going to get. This is the latest guitar purchase I've made here, but I'm sure it won't be the last!

Beautiful Electric Bliss!

This is a very exciting ear melting guitar that shatters all boundaries of perfected sounding electric play. The incredible ease and feel of the neck during play is amazing , and the contour and comfort of the body shape perfect. This is such way more than just a perfecting sounding guitar , it's a piece of art and history from one of the best, in fact it's cosmic!
See also: Solidbody Guitars, EVH, EVH Solidbody Guitars