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EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar

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EVH brings you a darkly distinctive new take on the acclaimed Wolfgang Special model-the Wolfgang Special Stealth. The Wolfgang Special Stealth bring...Click To Read More About This Product

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Eddie's tribute to the short-scale set-neck guitars of the late 1950s with uniquely modern features.

EVH brings you a darkly distinctive new take on the acclaimed Wolfgang Special model-the Wolfgang Special Stealth. The Wolfgang Special Stealth brings pure EVH tone, power and performance cloaked in a dark-as-night satin black finish with matching headstock and ebony fingerboard.

Features include a flat-top body with single-ply binding, quartersawn maple neck, compound radius ebony fingerboard (12"-16") with 22 vintage-style frets, custom-designed EVH humbucking neck and bridge pickups with three-way toggle switching, Bourns low-friction volume pot (500k) and high-friction tone pot (250k), Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna, black hardware and switch tip, EVH tuners and EVH molded-stripe case by SKB.

FEATURES
  • Flat-top body
  • Quartersawn maple neck
  • Compound radius (12³-16³) ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless steel frets
  • Dual hard-mounted EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups with three-position switching
  • Dual Bourns low- (volume) and high-friction (tone) potentiometers
  • EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna
  • Black hardware
  • EVH-branded 14-1 Gotoh all-black tuners
  • Schaller black string retainer and EVH molded-stripe case by SKB

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • Color: Stealth Black
  • Body Shape: Wolfgang
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Finger Board Radius: 12 to 16 Compound Radius (304.8mm to 406.4mm)
  • Frets: 22, Vintage Style Frets
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3mm)
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Pickups: Custom Designed EVH Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Custom Designed EVH Humbucking Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge
  • and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Dual Bourns Low- (tone) and High-Friction (volume) Pots
  • (1x250k, 1x500k)
  • Bridge: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Locking Tremolo with EVH
  • D-Tuna (Special) or TonePros (Special HT)
  • Hardware: Black
  • Switch Tip: Black Switch Tip
  • Tuning Keys: EVH-Branded Gotoh Tuning Machines
  • Strings: EVH Branded Strings, (.009-.046 gauges)
  • Incl. Accessories: SKB EVH stripped case, Floyd Rose adjustment
  • wrenches, owner's manual
  • Unique Features: Flat-top version of the USA Wolfgang with single-ply body
  • binding, compound 12-16" radius fingerboard and Floyd Rose
  • D-Tuna Tremolo System or TonePros Bridge (depending on
  • model)
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EVHWolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice features for the price...

By cletch22

from Peoria, IL

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Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar:

1st...it looks better than in the photographs. Very attractive matte black with ebony fingerboard. The cream binding and zebra pickups add to the coolness. Although I haven't played the American non-special version, I can't justify the cost difference here. I'm sure they're great, and if money permits then you win bragging rights. Everything's the same sans the binding, carved top, and veneer maple top (which isn't visible on this color anyway). Plays just like the American made peavey wolfgang I owned several years ago and regretted selling. Besides the specials for the moment are coming out of Japan, and all my expensive Ibanez Jem's and Gretch's are made in Japan, so that's not a bad thing.
Pro's
Doesn't show fingerprints as badly as expected.
Great Fender custom shop pickups
D-tuna is amazing to me...dead accurate. Easier than drop D'ing a standard bridge guitar.
Great action
0 friction volume pot is great for volume swelll effects like eddie's
good tuners
short scale is easy to play
Cool case!

Con's
Original floyd rose's are clunky to me, especially compared to modern day edge's that come equipped on Ibanez jems. But that is not saying they are junky, just more classic and not refined. Obviously Eddie can work them over. No cutaway, so dive boming only. Screw in arm, so it does have a "slack" feel to it that you can sometimes hear (clunking) when doing whammy effects.

No cutaway for your picking forearm. You will feel your arm getting sore as it rests against the straight edge of the guitar while your picking. Uncomfortable at first, but I noticed I'm getting used to it.

Overall- a great sounding, playing, cool guitar with nice specs. Very crunchy pickups, which allow you to get a modern Van Halen tone without much effort. I have quite an extensive collection, and have owned several more guitars of higher price. The EVH special line offers one of the best price/value mixes out there. High recommend here...

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Monster Guitar, Affordable Price

By guitardaddy

from Washington DC

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar:

    I've been playing for 25 years and own several guitars. I play for my own enjoyment these days and don't really want to mess around with fixer-uppers or a guitar I have to fight to play. I read of the quality components that went into the EVH Specials and for the price on a used one at MF I decided to go for it, hoping I would get lucky and snag one of the last Made in Japan models before production switched over to China.

    When it arrived I was MASSIVELY depressed to find the model I received was Made in China and not in Japan as the associate on the phone assured me before purchasing. A couple of phone calls later it was determined that an honest mistake had been made and that there were no longer any Made in Japan models available new OR used. I would have returned it immediately had I not already set the guitar up to my liking and played it already, because this guitar is flat-out awesome. I had to tweak the Floyd to get it to lay flat for proper D-Tuna usage and tuning, and remedied a loose input jack. Outside of that, the guitar was put together like a tank. A little heavier than I thought it would be, though. The neck is ridiculously comfortable and smooth - and I love the short scale. The stainless steel frets are smooth as glass. The pots are just as described and make for fun volume swells. The finish is menacing and very cool. Doesn't mark up like I worried it would. The Wolfgang pickups are very hot, responsive and articulate. Very clear, even when really overdriven. Can be a little dull clean, but you don't buy this guitar for the clean tone - it is more than adequate.

    Overall, I fell in love with the guitar and I am glad I made the purchase. It inspires me to play more often and I can't believe how much FUN this thing is to just jam on. Isn't that what owning a guitar is all about? If you are looking for a fun guitar that can rock with ease (and then some - easily does classic rock to metal) I would say you can't go wrong with the Wolfie Special.

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Led

    from Chandler, Arizona

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar:

      I have always been a Gibson Les Paul player. My first electric guitar was a 1968 Les Paul Custom black beauty. I bought it brand new so yes, I'm old. I have owned several guitars over the years, charvels, fenders, PRS's but never kept them other than the Les pauls I acquired. When the Peavey Wolfgang came out in the 1990's I ended up with one at it became my go to guitar for gigs and practicing, I allways wanted a back up but Peavey stopped making them. I went to guitar center last year to buy another Les Paul and there was a Japanese EVH Wolfgang Special sitting on a guitar stand so I picked it up and immediately fell in love with it. For a year I gravitated towards the Wolfgang whenever I practiced or just wanted to jam. I finally realized this and decided to get another. Well, I ended up buying a new Stealth on Friday and a used Special on Saturday, so now I have 3 amazing guitars. I highly recommend that you at least play one and judge for yourself. These guitars can cover anything. I play in cover bands that plays 80's and 90's rock with some current material. Any one of these Wolfgang's plugged into my Blackstar HT 100 is pure hevean for me.

       
      5.0

      Amazing!

      By Statik7

      from Salem illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar:

        Amazing feel! Great pickups, well balanced!!! Chose this over a esp, and a gibson lp!!

         
        5.0

        For Those Who Like to Rock!

        By Rock17

        from Louisville, KY

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar:

          Very pleased with my EVH Stealth Special that I purchased "used" from Musician's Friend. The condition of the guitar was excellent--and the sound is incredible. This guitar is designed to rock--and the pickups are just what I was hoping for. The EVH Stealth Special is not a guitar to play "clean" in my opinion--but it's exactly what I was looking for to turn up my amps and rock out!!

          I highly recommend.

           
          4.0

          Grat playing guitar

          By STPFAN67

          from South Jersey

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Frets
          • Heavy Body
          • Pick Ups Are Hot
          • Smooth Fast Neck

          Cons

          • Dtuna Not In Tune

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about EVH Wolfgang Special Stealth Electric Guitar:

          This guitar was said to have some body flaws but I was unable to find them. The neck is an absolute gem, fast, unfinished, great frets. I like the heavier body, didn't think it would come with that since it's an import model. The pick ups are hot and sound great. I really like the volume knob it's frictionless and very responsive, the case is also great quality. I'm having trouble with the D Tuna, it doesn't stay in tune when I pull it out for the Drop D setting, I'm working on it though through you tube. Other than that this guitar is a pleasure to play.

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