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EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature WG05240A

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EVH brings you the Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature model, loaded with Eddie Van Halen’s most up-to-date specs along with the classic looks an...Click To Read More About This Product

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Signature performance made in the USA.

EVH brings you the Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature model, loaded with Eddie Van Halen’s most up-to-date specs along with the classic looks and behemoth sound you’ve come to expect.

The basswood body features a big-leaf maple top and five-ply binding, while the bolt-on quartersawn maple neck is sculpted to Eddie's precise specs, with graphite reinforcement and a hand-rubbed back finish for smooth, fast playability. The compound-radius (12-16 in.) ebony fingerboard has 22 vintage stainless steel frets, pearloid (Ivory finish) or dot (Stealth finish) inlays, and a convenient heel-mounted truss rod adjustment wheel.

Experience scorching and well-balanced tone with a custom-wound alnico 2 EVH Wolfgang Humbucker in the bridge and a newly added alnico 3 custom-wound EVH Wolfgang Humbucker in the neck, both controlled by a special reverse oriented three-way toggle switch. Stutter-stop à la "You Really Got Me" with the red-button kill switch and play “Cathedral” without any crackle or pop, courtesy of the EVH Custom High Friction (Tone) Pot and an EVH "HPU" or High Performance Upgrade, custom-made Low Friction (Volume) Pot.

Sturdy and steadfast, the EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo provides endless sustain and precise tuning regardless of how many dive bombs you rip or how drastically you attack your whammy-bar. The EVH D-Tuna retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger, with a low-friction volume control for smooth swells and a high-friction tone control that prevents accidental tone shifting.

Boasts elegant and classic style in Ivory or Stealth with chrome hardware, black speed knobs and dog leash strap/eye-bolt clasps. Hardshell EVH Striped SKB case and EVH leather strap included.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss or Satin dependant on finish
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Wolfgang
  • Neck wood: Maple with graphite reinforcement
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Hand-rubbed Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Vintage stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot or block
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Wolfgang AL3
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Wolfgang AL2
  • Brand: EVH
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: EVH BI Tech HPU Low Friction Volume, EVH Bourns High Friction Tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: Yes
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Floyd Rose with EVH D-Tuna
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Signature model
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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EVHWolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

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5.0

Amazing Tone and Playability

By Carlos R.

from Bogotá, Colombia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Crisp and soaring tone
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Great pickups

Cons

  • Does not allow low action

Best Uses

    Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

    This guitar is just out of this world. Definitely a premium buy for experienced guitar players. The new Alnico 3 pickup for the neck has improved the tone quite a bit, making the sound clearer in the low frequencies. Great for clean, rhythm, and lead guitar. Works very well with my JVM 410HJS. The only issue I have had is with the action. I like really low action, but the guitar won´t let you take it below 1 mm without having the bridge tilted towards the neck. But, it is still pretty easy to play fast runs, because the neck is quite comfortable, has a clear hand rubbed oil finish, and the frets are pretty soft. It makes bending very comfortable as well.
    So far, loving my new Wolfgang. I have a 2001 Peavey Wolfgang and a 2015 EVH Wolfgang Special MIM, and I can say the USA signature model, with the ebony fretboard, new EVH humbuckers, new chrome Floyd Rose and vintage stainless steel frets has the best tone by far.

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    5.0

    Wolfgang USA EVH Signature (scratch and dent)

    By The Badger

    from Victoria Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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 USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

      The guitar is awesome. Tons of character to this guitar. The action was set up low and with no buzz. Pickups are great with a wide range of tonal character to work with. Really just a great solid guitar that can be played and will impress and stay in tune.

       
      5.0

      I would buy again.

      By Lost Ghost

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

          I've been playing for 41 years. I own and have owned lots of guitars like Strats, Les Pauls, ES335 etc. This is my favorite guitar I've ever owned. It just feels right. The neck is perfect. Its size and weight feel just right too. Craftsmanship is fantastic and the guitar is flawless.

           
          5.0

          Awesome guitar!

          By Waldo

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

          This guitar is amazing. A nice upgrade on the previous USA Wolfgangs. I think the new Alnico pickup really brings a noticeable tonal improvement, and the addition of the kill switch is just too cool. My guitar arrived with a perfect setup. Low action, smooth neck, tremolo set just right. Love the ebony fretboard and SS frets. Sounds great clean, but it really shines when you crank up the gain and volume. Crazy harmonics and very articulate. I'm playing through an EVH 15 W lunchbox head and 1 x 12 EVH cab. Wouldn't hesitate to buy this one again.

          (0 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Love Eddie Hate his guitar

          By Kdog

          from Md

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          Comments about EVH Wolfgang USA Edward Van Halen Signature:

          Love eddie ..
          His guitar ...Not for me. Felt all wrong and Alien to me.

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