The One That Started It All
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 EVH Wolfgang USA features a basswood body with arched maple top, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck, 12” – 16”-inch compound radius ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless steel frets, direct mounted EVH Wolfgang Zebra Humbucking pickups, EVH-branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®, EVH Branded Gotho® High Ratio die-cast tuners with white pearloid buttons, and mother-of-pearl block inlays (dot inlays on Stealth finish).
|Model Name:||EVH® Wolfgang® USA, Ebony Fingerboard, 5A Flame Top, 3-Tone Burst|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Material:||Quartersawn Maple|
|Neck Shape:||Wolfgang® Backshape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Vintage Stainless|
|String Nut:||Floyd Rose® R2 Locking|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Mother-of-Pearl Blocks|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Designed EVH® Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Designed EVH® Humbucking|
|Controls:||Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot), 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|
|Bridge:||EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®|
|Tuning Machines:||EVH®-Branded Gotoh® Chrome with Pearloid Buttons|
|Strings:||EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Hard mount pickups; Magna Coatings paint, 2 Graphite neck reinforcement rods, Schaller®; chrome string retainer, EVH®; D-Tuna, square jack plate|