Loaded with player-oriented features and iconic striped style, the Wolfgang® Special Striped B/W is a highly-responsive instrument, born to crank out some serious rock.
This high-performance axe features an arched top basswood body with a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck, carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen's exacting specifications and with a hand-rubbed urethane back finish. Experience ultra-high-speed playability from its 12"-16" compound radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays, and make quick and easy truss rod adjustments (even between songs) thanks to the conveniently located heel-mounted spoke wheel.
A pair of flagship custom designed EVH® Wolfgang Humbucking alnico 2 pickups are mounted directly to the body, providing dynamic yet articulate voicing, as well as near-endless sustain for powerful chords and melody lines.
The low-friction volume knob lets you perform speedy violin-like volume swells with ease while the tone knob resists easy turning—avoiding unwanted tonal shifts as your picking hand flies furiously across the strings. A sturdy and dependable EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking trem and Floyd Rose locking nut work in tandem for precise tuning even with extreme changes in pitch, while the EVH D-Tuna® retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger.
Spotlight ready in White with Eddie's signature Black stripes, this huge-sounding Wolfgang Special also comes with chrome hardware, a three-position toggle switch, black speed knobs and EVH-branded tuners.
- Body Shape: Wolfgang®
- Body Material: Basswood
- Body Finish: Urethane
- Neck Material: 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: Jumbo
- String Nut: Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
- Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
- Headstock: EVH®-Branded
- Neck Plate: NA
- Neck Finish: Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
- Bridge Pickup: Direct Mount Wolfgang® Humbucking
- Neck Pickup: Direct Mount Wolfgang® Humbucking
- Controls: Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot), Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: HH
- Bridge: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
- Tuning Machines: EVH®-Branded
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Pickguard: N/A
- Control Knobs: Black "Speed"
- Switch Tips: Black
- Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges