EVH Wolfgang® USA, 5A Flame Maple Top, Ebony Fingerboard – 3-Color Sunburst
The original guitar that launched the line, the EVH Wolfgang® USA unleashes pure, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll power.
Since its launch in 2007, the EVH brand has had one mission—to take the tools Eddie Van Halen uses to create his groundbreaking guitar work and place them in your hands.
Over 35 years of innovation and experience were injected into the creation of the original Wolfgang USA, which continues to unleash pure unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll power, titanic sound, speedy playability and stunning spotlight-ready style.
“Everything that I’ve built, destroyed, stumbled onto, learned and experienced is in this guitar,” Eddie Van Halen said. “Every aspect and component of this guitar has been examined and upgraded to the highest standards possible: stainless steel frets, double-potted custom-wound pickups, five-piece binding on the matching body and headstock, custom-made signature tuning machines and Floyd Rose® bridge, new low-friction pots, and the list keeps going. We left no stone unturned.”
The Wolfgang USA features a basswood body with either an arched big-leaf maple or 5A flame maple top, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 12”–16” compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless steel frets and mother of pearl block inlays (dot inlays on Stealth), direct mount EVH Wolfgang USA zebra humbucking pickups, three-way toggle switching with reverse wiring, volume control with 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot with treble bleed circuit, tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot, EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo bridge with EVH D-Tuna® and EVH-branded Gotho® High Ratio die-cast tuners with white pearloid buttons.
Experience ultra-speedy plability, colossal sound and classic looks with the Wolfgang USA.
Basswood Wolfgang Body with 5A Flame Maple Top and Color Matched Headstock
Featuring an offset shape with larger upper horn, the Wolfgang’s basswood body provides excellent tonal response that is full and rich, along with overall warmth and sustain. The body and color matched Wolfgang headstock is capped with premium 5A flame maple for an exquisite figured touch.
Bolt-On Quartersawn Maple Neck with Eddie Van Halen’s Unique Wolfgang Backshape
Bolt-on is a type of neck construction that joins the maple neck to the body of the guitar with screws or bolts, resulting in bright tone with more control. The quartersawn grain runs the length of the neck for a stronger piece of wood, and is less susceptible to shrinking, warping or splitting, while graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability. For those who prefer a fatter neck, the Wolfgang backshape is a thicker profile in comparison to the standard or modified C- shape with a .805” thickness at the 3rd fret and .890” at the 12th fret.
12″-16″ Compound Radius Ebony Fingerboard With 22 Vintage Stainless Steel Frets and Pearloid Block Inlays
The innovative 12″-16″ compound radius design features a fingerboard that gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and precise shred articulation and bending near the heel. Known for its clear and crisp attack, the ebony fingerboard’s tight wood grains also lend for a slick and fast-playing surface, while the vintage stainless steel frets are smaller for a classic feel. Lastly, pearloid block inlays add an elegant flash.
Direct Mount EVH Wolfgang USA Humbucking Pickups
Not all humbuckers are created equal. Direct mount EVH Wolfgang USA humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets are hotter and harness Eddie’s signature authoritative, high-gain lead tone that captivated the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These pickups deliver radiate rich harmonics, pristine highs and plenty of snarling mids.
Versatile Switching & Control Layout
Explore this axe’s sonic palette with the three-way toggle switch, with reverse wiring. Position one engages the neck pickup for all your blistering solo needs. Position two engages both pickups, while position three engages the bridge pickup for robust rhythm riffing. The volume knobs houses a 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot with treble bleed circuit for seamless swells, while the tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot that will stay in place even if accidentally bumped.
Number of Strings:6
Body Finish:Gloss Urethane
Body Top:5A Flame Maple Top
Bridge Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® USA Humbucking
Neck Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® USA Humbucking
Controls:Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Pickup Switching:EVH® Reverse-Style 3-Position Switching: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge, Position 3: Bridge
Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction:Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness:.805″ at 3rd & .890″ at 12th Fret
Neck Finish:Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Shape:Wolfgang® Backshape
Scale Length:25.5″ (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius:12″-16″ Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Number of Frets:22
Fret Size:Vintage Stainless Steel
Nut Material:Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
Nut Width:1.625″ (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays:Mother of Pearl Block
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® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Tremolo Arm:Floyd Rose® 1000 Series Locking
Tuning Machines:EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Control Knobs:Black Knurled with White Indicator
Strings:EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag:Included EVH® Wolfgang® Hardshell (p/n 009-0916-000); Optional EVH® Black Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)
Included Accessories:Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual