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EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar Condition 2 - Blemished White 886830544088

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Years in the making from Eddie Van Halen guitars, the EVH Wolfgang Special features a flat AA maple top with 5-piece binding, a basswood core, and a ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A fantastic player's guitar engineered by one of rock's greatest innovators.

Years in the making from Eddie Van Halen guitars, the EVH Wolfgang Special features a flat AA maple top with 5-piece binding, a basswood core, and a quartersawn maple neck that is reinforced with two graphite rods. The AA bird's-eye maple fingerboard has a 12" to 16" compound radius and is dressed with stainless steel vintage-size frets that are practically indestructible. The frets on the EVH Wolfgang Special electric guitar are super resistant to wear spots, nicks and dings, and provide for smooth feel and bending action that doesn't wear out.

Custom-designed EVH humbucking pickups are hard-mounted to the body and are wired to Bourns low-friction pots. These custom designed volume and tone controls are available only on the EVH Wolfgang guitars.

The EVH Floyd Rose tremolo unit is the first ever signature Floyd Rose tremolo bridge. It was exclusively designed for the EVH Wolfgang Special guitar and comes with the EVH D-Tuna that lets you instantly go to a drop-D tuning. EVH chrome Gotoh tuners with pearl buttons are built exclusively for the Wolfgang guitar.

The Eddie Van Halen guitar has a thin skin finish that allows for the inherent tone and resonance of the wood to dominate the overall sound of the guitar. Unpainted body cavities allow for the wood to naturally breath and age, further adding to the character and quality of tone in this magnificent electric guitar.

Exclusively to the EVH Wolfgang guitar is its custom-made molded SKB case. It is durable, lightweight and compact. With plush lining, TSA-approved latches and Eddie's trademark stripes in 3D, your Wolfgang electric guitar will be well protected on the road and in the air for decades to come.

The EVH Wolfgang guitar is built to Eddie Van Halen's exact specs and has every single feature of the Wolfgang guitars he himself plays onstage and in the studio. It's exactly what he uses.


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FEATURES
Basswood body
Flat AA maple top
Quartersawn maple neck
AA bird's-eye maple
25-1/2" scale length
Compound fingerboard radius 12" to 16"
22 vintage-size stainless steel frets
Floyd Rose R2 locking nut, 1.625" (41.2 mm)
Nut width: 1 5/8"
Chrome hardware
EVH-branded Gotoh tuning machines, chrome with pearloid buttons
EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo
EVH humbuckers (neck and bridge)
3-way pickup toggle switch
2 Bourns low-friction pots (250k/500k)

Unique features on the EVH Wolfgang guitar:
Hard mount pickups
Magna Coatings paint
2 graphite neck reinforcement rods
Schaller chrome string retainer
EVH D-Tuna
Square jack plate

Get in touch with your inner Eddie. Order now.

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EVHWolfgang Special Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

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80%

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Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent guitar for many styles

I play guitar, have a few dozen at the moment, own and operate a studio and do all my own setup and electronic work. i don't gig these days, but I play a...Read complete review

I play guitar, have a few dozen at the moment, own and operate a studio and do all my own setup and electronic work. i don't gig these days, but I play a lot and have lots of experience with different guitars and amps.

This is a great guitar. Bought it new. Mine is Black Cherry Burst and the fit and finish is excellent. Love the neck profile and how comfy the whole thing is.
I was deciding between this and the USA one, but they feel very similar and the EVH sound is easy to get with either, but it is a very versatile guitar and sounds great clean too. I prefer flat top guitars over carved top, even though I have a few carved tops and although the carved tops look nicer, but they do nothing for my playing and feel, so why would I want to spend an extra $1K on that?
Mine is made in China and the quality is excellent - as good or better than any of the other 41 guitars I have, mostly made in USA. Think of the renowned Fender Classic Vibe Custom Tele, excellent quality, except the pickups, but that is indicative of the quality China is pumping out now.
There was one tiny factory error though, one of the bolts for the locking nut was too far into the neck and caused the string clamp to not propoerly clamp the strings. Fixed with 2 #8 washers, now the Floyd Rose is set up perfectly and it is incredibly stable.
I can not make this guitar go out of tune with huge aggressive bends and major dive bombs! It just stays in tune and sounds great.
I see people complain about various aspects of the guitar, but if you know how to set up a guitar with a Floyd, or get it set up by a pro, this thing is killer! The D-Tuna works perfectly and is in perfect tune as well. Great addition, I added one to my old Kramer EVH copy.
One thing I don't love about it is their low friction volume pot, especially where it is. I keep hitting it with my hand and have had to adopt a different hand position when playing this guitar to not touch the knob. Would like to have seen a volume bypass switch and a higher friction vol pot, which would allow you to never have to worry about it and it would make for a great way to switch between lower vol and full vol. They could have moved it a bit further away from the bridge, but I get it that some might want to do pinky volume swells. Not something I'd do often though and would prefer to have it at least not be so easy to turn down accidentally while playing.
All in all, if you play hard rock with dive bombs and big bends, this guitar will just make you happy and no matter what the carved top fanboys say, this one is the better value if you just want to play it. They win for wall hanging the guitar, but to spend ao much more for that is up to you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed with service

Ordered a used Wolfgang Special. When I received it the D-tuna didn't work and also the bridge pick up. Sent it back for another one and received a hard tail instead! Sent that...Read complete review

Ordered a used Wolfgang Special. When I received it the D-tuna didn't work and also the bridge pick up. Sent it back for another one and received a hard tail instead! Sent that one back. When I finally got guitar number three it had bad fret buzz! Sent that back also.
Just wonder how they can ship out defective products to people. It looked like they were packed up and just sitting on a shelf for a couple of years. Don't know why they don't inspect them before they ship them out.

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(10 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

EVH Wolfgang Special Fender version

By SLC

from RI

See all my reviews

Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

In my opinion, I cannot get the gain and compression that I like with this guitar. I cannt adjust the height of the pups to even see if I can get the characteristics that I like. This guitar has a very bright tone that is probably in line with what EVH likes. With the D-Tuner option, one would think that high gain and compression that modern music are calling for would be part of the design. I will not return it, as I have every guitar I have owned since 1983. I hope this helps those looking into buying this guitar.
Best feature is the D-Tune & compound radius fretboard. I dont get the value of the frictionless pots. I kind of like the friction to help keep the pot in place while I play. Flat top is very uncomfortable. Reminds me of playing a Les Paul with that sharp edge digging into you forearm. Machine heads; who cares with a locking nut? Reverse pickup switch, I can see the value if you play mostly with the bridge pickup, its out of the way in the up position. Frets are too small height wise. I would like a scalloped fretboard with these stainless steel frets. Direct mounted pickups, to far away from the strings and no way to get them closer as the the floyd rose tremlo is set up too close to the body without a bridge route to lower the strings closer to the pups. Even then, you got this fretboard in the way if you wanted to lower the bridge. Action is very good, again adjustin the bridge up is your only option if you need to adjust the action. This is no a very comfortable guitar. Sitting on your lap, the bridge is too far away from your pal muting hand. I will say that the pup setup is cool, and someone went to the trouble of adjusting the pole heights. As far as the woods are concerned for the body I neck, Ill just say fender strat & bright.
Quality is okay. I did have a couple of dings on the back of the neck. Mine was a TSB, which is cool. I wonder why the neck back is so soft. I can dent the back of the neck with my fingernail. Is that characteristick of goof maple? Not in my opinion. The components seem to be of good quality. Pots arent noisy and they have good taper, except for my dislike of frictionless. The pup selctor switch is tight. The floyd rose looks a bit grade "B" as it looks thin and cheap. The pups are high gain but bright in this configuration. Again the pups are too far away from the strings, nearly 3/8 to 1/4" and no way to get them closer.
I hate this part because I love every guitar and their character. This guitar is very bright and sounds much like a fender strat with the wood selection and setup. This is a japan guitar and its good. However, I have played many Korean guitars that are of the same quality. I absolutely love the korean guitars. you cannot beat the quality versus the price. Withe that said for the same amount that I paid for the EVH special, lets just say I could have done better elsewhere with a non US built guitar.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar for many styles

By Rockroom

from Vancouver, BC, CANADA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright With Vol Down
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Perfect Intonation
  • Solid Electronics
  • Stays In Tune Perfectly
  • Super Stable Fr Setup
  • Very Comfortable

Cons

  • Vol Knob Too Close
  • Vol Knob Too Loose

Best Uses

  • Any Rock Playing
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

I play guitar, have a few dozen at the moment, own and operate a studio and do all my own setup and electronic work. i don't gig these days, but I play a lot and have lots of experience with different guitars and amps.

This is a great guitar. Bought it new. Mine is Black Cherry Burst and the fit and finish is excellent. Love the neck profile and how comfy the whole thing is.
I was deciding between this and the USA one, but they feel very similar and the EVH sound is easy to get with either, but it is a very versatile guitar and sounds great clean too. I prefer flat top guitars over carved top, even though I have a few carved tops and although the carved tops look nicer, but they do nothing for my playing and feel, so why would I want to spend an extra $1K on that?
Mine is made in China and the quality is excellent - as good or better than any of the other 41 guitars I have, mostly made in USA. Think of the renowned Fender Classic Vibe Custom Tele, excellent quality, except the pickups, but that is indicative of the quality China is pumping out now.
There was one tiny factory error though, one of the bolts for the locking nut was too far into the neck and caused the string clamp to not propoerly clamp the strings. Fixed with 2 #8 washers, now the Floyd Rose is set up perfectly and it is incredibly stable.
I can not make this guitar go out of tune with huge aggressive bends and major dive bombs! It just stays in tune and sounds great.
I see people complain about various aspects of the guitar, but if you know how to set up a guitar with a Floyd, or get it set up by a pro, this thing is killer! The D-Tuna works perfectly and is in perfect tune as well. Great addition, I added one to my old Kramer EVH copy.
One thing I don't love about it is their low friction volume pot, especially where it is. I keep hitting it with my hand and have had to adopt a different hand position when playing this guitar to not touch the knob. Would like to have seen a volume bypass switch and a higher friction vol pot, which would allow you to never have to worry about it and it would make for a great way to switch between lower vol and full vol. They could have moved it a bit further away from the bridge, but I get it that some might want to do pinky volume swells. Not something I'd do often though and would prefer to have it at least not be so easy to turn down accidentally while playing.
All in all, if you play hard rock with dive bombs and big bends, this guitar will just make you happy and no matter what the carved top fanboys say, this one is the better value if you just want to play it. They win for wall hanging the guitar, but to spend ao much more for that is up to you.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wolfgang special is a guitar to own

By gregory cuttill

from Illinois

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Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

I also own a Peavey 1998 Wolfgang which I absolutley love, This guitar was quickly taking playing time away from the Peavey. As a matter of fact I set it up to play a half step down so that I would have songs in our sets to play it on as about 40% of what we do is tuned down. I really like this guitar. It has a deeper tone than my peavey does and it also has a better clean tone. The case that this came with is pretty cool looking also. The only negative thing I can find to say is that the edge of the guitar body where I rest my arm has a pretty defined edge, Nothing you don't get used too, just different.
This guitar, is at it states in the decription, a players guitar, The Floyd Rose is a dive only which fits me perfect, It also stays in tune. Not only is it fully capable of rocking, It has great clean tones. The tone control is a great working control and lets you dial in to the tone your looking for.
The neck on this guitar is freaking fantastic, the finish on this, I have the quilted finish, is nothing short of fantastic. The fretts on this have rolled edges, there is no edges for my fingers to trip over. This is a great looking and feeling guitar.
For what this guitar is, it is worth the price. It is a quality instrument.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the Money

By Duane Lambert

from Undisclosed

Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

The guitar is great for the price. Take it from somebody who was about to send it back because the frets needed a little filing. Big deal I told myself. Listen, this thing was made in Japan, and it sat on a boat and in a improperly configured humidity level at that, I am sure, for about 2 months. Well of course the the neck is going to dry out and shrink. If I were the rookie guitar buyer I was 20 years ago I would have returned this guitar in a heartbeat. But now, I went from dissatisfied to fully satisfied in about one hour. I really like this guitar. I would also like to mention that I bought the Stealth for 2 reasons. One, I wanted the Ebony finger board. It sounds awesome with the Stainless Steel Frets. Harmonics, tapping, all good! That, and I am tired of worrying about the maple fret boards I have on my other guitars getting dirty, or their value depreciating due to fret wear or whatever. The second reason I bought the Stealth is I really like the dull satin finish. But also really because I think that fake Maple top on the Tobacco one is ridiculous. That is the one big thing everyone overlooks, especially when comparing the Special to other older models like the EBMM or Axis. The tops on those guitars actually were maple. The top on the Tobacco Special is Veneer. Which otherwise means.... not as good. in my opinion it is fake wood. Although I know some will argue. I just think if you are going to have a wood top, it should be made from a respectable piece of wood. Other than that, this guitar is great for the price. When, if they make new solid colors this year, other than black and vintage white, I will buy another if they are the same price.
I bought the Special Stealth HT version a few days ago. As a proud owner of at least 10 EBMM and Axis guitars as well as the EVH Art Series, I am so glad to see a Tone control knob again. A Tone knob that actual controls Tone that is.
OK so here is the thing. I liked the guitar right out of the case. Except, the frets. They were literally hanging off the edge of the neck to the point that is unplayable. I played it anyway, and I still have burns on the inside of my Index finger and thumb as I type this review. I played the guitar for an hour and I put it back in the box, re packaged it, and was totally prepared to send it back. I couldn't believe that thing left the factory that way. Then I played my favorite EBMM Purple Quilt for about 10 minutes. Hmmmm... I started thinking about the Special again. Not sure why, but even though the frets were tearing my hands apart, I really liked the way the guitar sounded, the weight of it, and how it felt in my hands. So, I took it back out of the box. Now, mind you I play through a new 5150iii head (Yes I am a big VH fan). Sounded great. Or at least as good as my EBMM or Axis. Long story short, I took the guitar to a local technician who filed the ruff fret edges down, and set the guitar up properly. Sooooo happy now I did not send it back. I have been playing nothing else for 2 days now.
This guitar is worth the money in my opinion. I don't know of any guitar that will come close to it for the price. Thats the truth. I also have to say that I was very leery about the whole made in Japan thing. That really bothered me as all of my other guitars are EVH American made. If the made in Japan thing bothers you, don't let it. Remember this guitar has all the same parts as the USA version except the top and the binding basically. Oh, and by the way. I have held at least 2 other of the new USA models too. Guess what, horrible fret jobs or at least the same quality of my Japan guitar. The new Wolfgang is just not that much more impressive than the Special. Just my opinion.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Purchase Ever

By Steven Glass

from Florida

Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

Yes, I'm a Van Halen fan, so maybe you'd chalk this up to bias. However, I own or have owned USA Strats, LP Standard, SG Standard, Kramer Baretta, Ibanez Prestige, and MusicMan Silhouette. This EVH is my favorite. It is supremely comfortable to play sitting or standing, has the friendliest neck ever, looks and sounds great and sports all high-quality components. The headstock shape is not my favorite, but given all of the good things about this guitar, I can overlook it completely.
Stainless steel frets are fantastic. Smooth and durable, and I do not detect any unpleasant tone issues associated with them. Also comes with a nice EVH stamped floyd, and a D-Tuna. I'd never tried the D-tuna, but it works perfectly. The low-friction pots are a minor thing, but are noticeably different in a good way.
Fret work was superb, I had no trouble dropping the action down low. I'd have to shim the floyd to get it any lower. Mine came with a really nice birds-eye fingerboard, and the neck is the most comfy that I've ever played. I have a Music-man silhouette, which has a similar neck contour to the Axis, and this EVH neck is better. Finish (Vintage White) was perfect. The case is really nice, but the red case-lining you see in pictures is not quite as plush as it appears. No big deal.
This guitar has the exact bridge, pickups, pots and wiring as the big-boy $3000 dollar version. It isn't an inexpensive guitar, but I think it is definitely worth the price. It sounds wonderful. The pickups are bright and punchy. I played a gig about a week after I got it, and the soloing sound on the neck pickup is outrageously good and shined through the mix nicely. Neck pickup is of course also great.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbeatable for the price

By Natebeags

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Incorrect Setup

Best Uses

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I can't be happier with the quality of this guitar especially for the price. And it plays great. There are two things to be aware of though:

    1) I read a lot about how the Wolfgang Specials are made in Japan. Not true for mine. It was made in China. I was disappointed but I can't argue with the quality.

    2) The tremolo was not setup to EVH specs. It was setup floating. I actually wanted the non-floating tremolo. I've spent a fair amount of time setting the tremolo, adjusting the action and intonating the guitar. Why are these leaving the factory not setup like the literature states?

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Guitar... worth a lot more!

    By Adam

    from Gilbert, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Attention to detail
    • Balanced
    • Comfortable shape
    • Excellent Sounding Pups
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great feeling neck
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Low Friction Pots

    Best Uses

    • Any

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I've played most guitars out there. Just in the last 5 years, I've owned a couple Gibson Les Pauls, a Fender American Stratocaster, an Ibanez RG1550M Prestige Model, a Schecter Jeff Loomis 7FR, among others. The EVH Wolfgang Special is by far THE MOST comfortable, best sounding guitar I've played. Mind you, I haven't had the chance to play an Ernie Ball MusicMan or a Peavey Wolfgang, so I can't comment on how this guitar compares. I hear a lot of talk about the fret ends being sharp and sticking out... Not the case on mine. I understand this is a common occurrence on unfinished necks, but the Wolfgang Special has a finish on the neck. While the back and sides of the headstock are unfinished, the neck has a very thin, soft satin finish. I've played a few at my local GC that had the sharp fret problem, but I attribute this to poor climate conditions for wooden instruments in their warehouses and stores. The guitar sounds and plays amazing; I've never felt a nicer neck (even on my Ibanez Prestige, which was a fantastic neck), this one just feels.... broken in and comfortable. The only issue I have with the EVH Wolfgang Special is the low friction potentiometers for volume (especially) and tone.... they are WAY too easy to turn and, even though I don't feel it happening while I'm playing, I'll look down occasionally and find that I have lowered the volume.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy this. Right now.

    By Richard Pound

    from ND

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for about 18 months now, and it was a great buy. It's VERY light. The pickups are excellent, and amazingly clear for humbuckers; great for classic rock, jazz, blues, and hard rock, but will probably leave you disappointed if you're looking for a modern metal sound. This is a vintage-sounding guitar. If I was being picky I'd say that the neck pickup is a bit heavy on the bottom end for my liking, but the bridge is flawless.

    The guitar is of course a bit tricky to restring and retune because of the Floyd and D-Tuna, but once you've got it, it's in tune for weeks. No issues here. The only thing that's a shame is that you can't pull up on the whammy, as the body of the guitar behind the Floyd isn't routed out. That's the price you pay for a reliable D-Tuna. Only dive bombs on here, folks. But ho-lee **** can you dive on this thing, and it goes perfectly back in tune every time.

    The neck on the guitar is the best I've ever played, hands down. It's not as thin as an Ibanez neck, but still very thin, and silky smooth. Frets have held up to the hype, no sign of wear in 18 months of daily playing. Bending strings on this guitar is absolutely effortless. The guitar is just unbelievably easy to play, and that's what I like. I don't want to have to fight with my guitars.

    The case that the guitar comes with is great. It's really great how you can leave the whammy attached while it's in the case, no more having to unscrew the thing every time.

    And of course, the guitar is dead sexy. Get one. Cheers.

    (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    MEH

    By JRN

    from Houston

    See all my reviews

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    As a owner of all the evh guitars this one is the most disapointing. It's an evh guitar done to fenders specs. They don't do the typical evh specification on the nut. The nut is .020" high which is way too high to tap. The wolfgangs were at a max of .015" and I'm not real sure about my ernie ball. I would have to measure it, but it doesn't feel near as high as the nut on this guitar. The bridge height from the factory is at somewhere around 1.5mm on low and high e. This is not a problem, because you can lower it. The nut however would either have to be shaved or the neck would have to be shaved to get a proper evh setup. Evh is really just a paid endorser for this product. I can bet you 10:1 he's not playing with a fender standard nut specification. He's playing with a low nut spec. Maybe I'm too picky on Eddie nowadays, but come on show us some love and make Fender make the action on these guitars low. All they have to do is change the nut height... It's a licensed not original FR anyways. Also, the necks may not be properly cured, because there seems to be shrinkage and frets are rough on the ends. Yeah so I'm not a luthier, but I know good guitars and setup guitars and do fret jobs and I sleep with my guitar. So thats my two cents.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Its Perfect - Just Buy It!

    By Scotterer

    from Ipswich, Ma

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    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I own the Ivory wolfgang. It sound the best out of my 8 guitars I own. Pickups are perfect. Very easy to play and the drop D stays in tune as well as the floyd. I love it.
    Exceptional, pickups, original Floyd, and drop D tuna is why I bought, and could not be more satisfied.
    Very good, my 3 way toggle starting getting a little flaky but after re-soldering the switch, I fixed it. I'm not as brutal as Yngwie Malmsteen on switching pickups between neck and bridge, but I do switch quite a bit.
    Cheaper than a Les Paul so I give it a 10, and it sounds better.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very nice guitar....

    By Brad Fichthorn

    from Lancaster, PA

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    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    Well I've played lots of different guitars - mostly Gibson and Fender. The EVH Special plays very nice and I'm especially pleased with the fast action and neck. It's a shorter bodied guitar then I'm used to playing and pickups have a nice raw punch with very good sustain. Also, the birdseye quarter-sewn maple neck is very attractive. I opted for the Tobacco Burst but after playin it would settle for any color because it's just a nice playing guitar - the locking nut also keeps everything well in tune. I'm not sure why the low friction pots took so much grief - they work fine for me. Btw... the service at Musician's Friend was great!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EVH Wolfgang Special Guitar

    By LANCE HAFER

    from Delaware

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I recently purchased the EVH Wolfgang Special guitar and absolutely love it. The action is perfect and the neck is really fast. I can play this guitar for hours without my finger tips getting sore. It's got great sustain, and stays in tune with the locking nuts. The tremolo only allows for dive bombing and does not let you pull up, but that helps the sustain because the Floyd Rose rests on the body of the guitar. The tone is great, even a low volume. I chose the Tobacco Sunburst finish and it looks really sharp. The case is cool too. Overall a great guitar, can't find anything to complain about.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Axe

    By erasetheprocess

    from Fremont, CA

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    By far, this is not only the nicest guitar I've ever owned, but it truly is, hands down, the nicest guitar I have ever PLAYED.When I was getting ready to make my newest guitar purchase, I played everything. Ibanez, Dean, Jackson, Fender, Gibson, Schecter, and every brand in between. It came down to this vs an Ibanez Prestige, and not only did I HATE the way the jumbo frets felt on the thing, but I couldn't justify the pricing differences either, and this was after YEARS of wanting an Ibby Prestige.EB/MM, Axis, Peavey Wolfgang - they just don't hold a candle to this thing. For the life of me, and I have looked, I cannot figure out how he keeps the scaling on the neck correct, but in return create a guitar that just feels...more compacted, and comfortable to play.Pick one up, and just play it. It's truly a masterpiece, and by far, the one guitar I keep pulling out of my case to jam on.Harmonics simply LEAP off of this thing. The bridge pickup is incredible - the neck is warm and clear.The neck is if silk and butter got together and had a kid. It's THAT nice.For all you out there who are wondering if you are gonna sound like EVH when you pick this thing up, or believe that it is too limited? I can assure you - it's INCREDIBLY versatile. I play heavy metal, rock, and soloist stuff (Satch.) The WS can handle it all, and keep on coming.By the time you hit this price bracket, you know what makes a good guitar, and you know how important feeling and comfort is. That is what sold me on this.Play it. Buy it. Love it. I know I did.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar!

    By James McCoy

    from Midwest USA

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    Overall a great guitar. I like the look, feel and sound of this guitar. It's the easiest playing guitar I've ever had and that's what I like most about it. I would recomend this guitar to anyone who wants a versatile and quality electric guitar.
    Bridge and neck pickups, pickup selector, tone knob, D-tuna, Floyd Rose bridge. This guitar has everything I would want or look for.
    For the entry level of this guitar, i'm very impressed with the quality. I've read several posts complaining about the frets sticking out when they got the guitar. Mine came with the same issue. I guess the guitar was stored in a very dry environment. I've had mine for a month now and the frets are no longer sticking out. The wood quality on the neck is superb! I have other guitars with birdseye maple necks and this one looks the best. The TBS quilted maple top is beautiful. The pickups sound great. Sustains forever and harmonics are a snap. This is my favorite guitar now!
    A great value. Don't let the made in Japan thing run you off. I'm actually thinking about buying one with a stop bridge. The price is very good for the quality and features you get.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love EVH Huge Influence for me but...

    By BigDaddyCane

    from Irvine, CA

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    This review is based upon MY own perspective and MY needs as far as looking for the right fit when shopping for a guitar. I am not intrigued by the shape although EVH looks cool with it. I'd rather see EVH go back to the strat style body. Head stock is not cool either but I like the way the nut bar is set real far back yet when looking at it head on, doesn't appear to be set back. The Dtuna is pretty cool. Don't like that the tremelo can't be bent back like a normal Floyd Rose. Maybe there's a justifiable reason for that like it helps the guitar to stay in tune better. The one way tremelo is pretty much a deal breaker for my purposes. I understand EVH only goes down with the bar but it should've been designed to do both ways for the consumer that like to bend whammy bar back too. The trem should float like GL's Tiger. (I was more impressed with GL's Tiger LTD guitar and it's under $300 price tag). The polished shiny steel stainless frets are more impressive to me than the feel. EVH must be a small guy because the guitar is so small. Neck is small too. But then again I am a lot taller - maybe that's why. Guitar feels smaller than a strat. The knobs turn excellent and like The Man said himself appear to be indestructable. Also the knob design looks like something off of an old vacuum cleaner yet the feel of the knob is over the top and the resistance is just right. I'd like to see a better more aggressive design by EVH, not so rounded. More aggressive. I love the way the neck does not have lacquer and the woods appear to be high quality. It's definitely built well and I only checked the 1200 dollar model. That being said I love the guy. He's a class act with a strong work ethic that has and will always continue to bless our lives. I have a deep respect for EVH and would sell all my equipment just to be able to meet the man let alone get a guitar lesson from him. This guitar is great but it's not a one size fits all for me.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A whole lotta guitar for the price

    By tocho666

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I always wanted the EVH Wolfgang when it came out, but never had the money. When I first heard of this I was skeptical, but I held my breath and took a shot at it. My first impression when I opened the case was that this is a professional quality instrument. All the hardware is the same as the US version. Original Floyd with EVH logo, bournes low friction pots, stainless steel frets that are tougher than nails, MXR volume and tone knobs that glow in the dark, high quality switchcraft toggle and output jack, EVH pickups, and more. The neck is very comfortable and took me awhile to adjust because I was use to my Les Paul neck. The difference from the Special and the US version is that the Special has 1 piece binding and flat top. I own the tobacco burst and I must say that the quilt top looks incredibly stunning, the picture on the catalog does not do the guitar justice. When I got my Special, I had to do some adjustments to fit my playing style, but that's not really an issue. The guitar stayed in tune after hours of whammy abuse. The pickups sound amazing (better than my gibson 57 classics), the sound cleans up nicely when I roll my volume down and it picks up my picking dynamic beautifully. I hardly notice the difference in playing with the vintage style frets after hours of playing. The sustain of this guitar is surprisingly good and can be compared to my beefy Les Paul Custom. I am completely satisfied with my purchase and I can say that this guitar is a superb instrument for the price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Eddie dit it again !

    By shred101

    from Nashville, TN

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    I own both the earlier versions of the Wolfgang and they are great guitars. When you open the case on this beauty it will blow you away ! A small but comfortable neck to play with nice birdseye maple. The sound to me is hot Fender, not as deep as the earlier versions but a nice change. Nicely built and I love the way it sounds with my Boogie setup.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disappointed with service

    By Wirenut

    from Long Island

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar:

    Ordered a used Wolfgang Special. When I received it the D-tuna didn't work and also the bridge pick up. Sent it back for another one and received a hard tail instead! Sent that one back. When I finally got guitar number three it had bad fret buzz! Sent that back also.
    Just wonder how they can ship out defective products to people. It looked like they were packed up and just sitting on a shelf for a couple of years. Don't know why they don't inspect them before they ship them out.

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