EVH Wolfgang® WG Standard – Gloss Black
WOLFGANG® WG STANDARD
The Wolfgang® WG Standard boasts the same style and massive sound Eddie Van Halen created—at a price the everyday musician can afford.
Offering many of the blazing features as its more expensive brethren, the Wolfgang WG Standard has a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease. 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, the Wolfgang WG Standard 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. The black knurled tone and volume control knobs have been 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 guitar in tune through the deepest whammy dives and horse whinnies.
Tested live onstage where it counts, the Wolfgang WG Standard is decked out for playing performance and comfort, and available in several head-turning finishes with a black headstock and black or black chrome (Gloss Black only) hardware.
BASSWOOD WOLFGANG BODY WITH SPECIAL “COMFORT CUT” FOREARM
Featuring an offset shape with larger upper horn, the Wolfgang’s basswood provides excellent tonal response that is full and rich with distinguished warmth and sustain. The special “comfort cut” forearm contour was engineered for max playing comfort without hindering tone.
BOLT-ON BAKED 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. Baking the wood also increases durability and combined with graphite-reinforcement rods that flank the truss rod, creates an incredibly stable surface that can hold up to environmental changes. Graphite-reinforcement rods flank the truss rod for even more increased neck stability, while your fretting hand will feel right at home on this unique Wolfgang neck, which has a .790” thickness at the 3rd fret and .880” at the 12th fret.
12″-16″ COMPOUND RADIUS BAKED MAPLE FINGERBOARD
The innovative 12″-16″ compound radius baked maple fingerboard design gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and seamless bending near the heel. Maple is a dense wood that produces bright, snappy tones, articulate notes with bite and a tight low end. Roasting the fingerboard removes moisture from the wood, making it more resistant to humidity shifts and warping.
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.
Number of Strings:6
Body Finish:Gloss Urethane
Bridge Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck Pickup:Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Control: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″ (64.77 cm)
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 Plastic 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
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