Boasting the style and massive sound Eddie Van Halen is known for, the Wolfgang® WG Standard Exotic features all-new exotic wood options for players with distinguished taste.
The Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic Spalted Maple offers a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease, along with attractive masked-off natural body binding and a distinctive bocote top. Its bolt-on baked maple neck with graphite-reinforcement rods holds strong against the ravages of temperature and humidity, while a conveniently located spoke wheel at the base of the neck makes for quick and painless truss rod adjustments.
Designed for comfortable playability and speed, this stylish axe also features an oiled finish on the back of the neck and a 12”-16” compound radius baked maple fingerboard with rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays.
Dual EVH® Wolfgang humbucking pickups mounted directly to the body increase vibration transfer, resulting in sustain for days on end. Two black knurled control knobs have been dialed-in to Van Halen’s exacting specifications—the smooth-feeling 500k pots make it easy to find a unique sound while retaining the crisp high-end sparkle of the Wolfgang pickups. The EVH-branded Floyd Rose® Special bridge and R2 locking nut consistently keep the instrument in tune through the deepest whammy dives and horse whinnies.
Decked out for playing performance and comfort, the Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic Bocote is available in a Natural finish with black headstock and black chrome hardware.
BASSWOOD BODY WITH BOCOTE TOP AND TAPED-OFF FAUX NATURAL BODY BINDING
Basswood is a lightweight wood that provides excellent sonic response that is full and rich, along with overall warmth and sustain. With its zebra-like bold figuring, the bocote top makes for a striking appearance, along with a touch of distinct warm tone. The taped-off faux natural body binding give this Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic model a regal aesthetic destined for center stage.
BAKED MAPLE NECK AND FINGERBOARD
The baked maple neck and baked maple fingerboard offer increased stability, crystal clear, bright tones and exquisite style with its warmer hue and beautiful grain definition. Roasting the neck and fingerboard removes moisture from the wood, making it more resistant to humidity shifts and warping.
DIRECT MOUNT EVH WOLFGANG HUMBUCKING PICKUPS
Not all humbuckers are created equal. Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets are hotter and harness Eddie’s scorching signature lead tone that captivated the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These pickups deliver rich harmonics, cutting highs and snarling mids in spades.
HEEL-MOUNT TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT SPOKE WHEEL
Humidity and temperature fluctuations wreak havoc on a guitar’s neck. With the truss rod adjustment wheel placed at the heel of the neck, you (or your guitar tech) can quickly insert a 1.5 mm Allen wrench between the strings for seamless neck relief tweaks on the fly.
EVH-BRANDED FLOYD ROSE SPECIAL LOCKING TREM & R2 LOCKING NUT
Eddie Van Halen was the first player to popularize the innovative Floyd Rose locking tremolo, even advising Floyd Rose on his early designs to integrate round disc finger-type tuners that you would see on a cello or violin. Now universally embraced, our EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo features our EVH logo stamped on the bridge plate, zinc alloy saddles and a zinc alloy sustain block. The double-locking design allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the R2 (41.8 mm) nut and at the bridge, resulting in excellent tuning stability and sustain throughout your most aggressive pull-ups and dive bombs.
Number of Strings:6
Body Finish:Satin Urethane
Body Binding:Masked Off Natural Body Binding
Bridge Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Controls:Volume with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone
Pickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Neck Material:Baked Maple
Neck Construction:Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness:.790″ at 3rd fret & .880″ at 12th fret
Neck Shape:Wolfgang® Backshape
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material:Baked Maple
Number of Frets:22
Nut Material:Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
Nut Width:1.625″ (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays:Black Dot
Truss Rod Nut:Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench:2.5 mm Hex
String Trees:Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar
Bridge:EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Special Locking Tremolo
Hardware Finish:Black Chrome
Tremolo Arm:Floyd Rose® Special Locking
Control Knobs:Black Knurled with White Indicator
Strings: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)
Included Accessories:Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual