EVH Wolfgang® WG Standard QM – Chlorine Burst
The Wolfgang® WG Standard QM 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, this axe features a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease, along with attractive masked-off natural body binding and an elegant quilt maple 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, the Wolfgang WG Standard also features a smooth 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 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.
Tested live onstage where it counts, the Wolfgang WG Standard QM is decked out for playing performance and comfort, and available in an array of stage-stealing finishes with black headstocks and black chrome hardware.
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.
12″-16″ Compound Radius
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, with optimal shred articulation and bending near the heel.
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.
22 Jumbo Frets
The innovative 12″-16″ Compound Radius 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. Versus a 24-fret neck, a 22-fret layout shifts the neck pickup farther away from the bridge, centering it at the “sweet spot” and resulting in an overall warmer tone. The jumbo fret wire slightly increases the distance between string and fingerboard for seamless and comfortable bends.
Number of Strings:6
Body Finish:Gloss Urethane
Body Binding:Masked Off Natural Body Binding
Body Top:Quilt Maple
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:Caramelized 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