NAMM 2016: EVH Wolfgang WG Standard

EVH has announced their new Wolfgang WG Standard.

Official info below:

Unchained performance, priced for the gigging musician! Designed and road-tested by Eddie Van Halen himself, the Wolfgang Standard is ideal for aspiring shredders. Refined by adjusting components and specs until he’s satisfied, no piece—large or small—is produced until he personally signs off on it, reflecting his commitment to quality and his connection to the gear that bears his name.

The Wolfgang WG Standard contains many of the same blazing features as it’s more expensive brethren—a blazing one-piece bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods holds strong against the ravages of temperature and humidity and a speedy 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with comfortably rolled edges and 22 jumbo frets won’t drag your fretting hand down.

Dual EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups mounted directly to the body increase vibration transfer, resulting in sustain for days on end. Two domed control knobs have been dialed-in to Van Halen’s exacting specifications—the smooth feeling 500k pots make it easy to find your sound while retaining the crisp high end sparkle of the EVH Wolfgang pickups. The EVH-branded Floyd Rose® Special bridge and R2® locking nut consistently stay in tune through the deepest whammy dives and horse whinnies.

Available in with striking finishes, the uniquely styled Wolfgang body with ergonomic forearm carve and “belly” cut bears oversized strap buttons to keep your instrument where it belongs throughout any onstage acrobatics you may indulge in. Full of raw rocking tone—whether played clean or crunchy—with the Wolfgang Standard in your arsenal you won’t be afraid to plug in, turn up and rock out with your pedal to the metal.

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Key Features

Series: Wolfgang Standard
Body Material: Basswood, Quilt Maple Top on (585), (590), (511), (535)
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck: Bolt-On Maple, Wolfgang Backshape, 0.790” @ 3rd – .0880” @ 12th
Neck Finish: Oiled
Fingerboard: Maple, 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Frets: 22, Jumbo
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Floyd Rose® R2 Locking, 1.625” (41.3 mm)
Tuning Machines: Die-Cast Sealed Mini
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Bridge: EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Special
Pickguard: None
Pickups: Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking (Bridge) Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking (Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume, Tone
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Hardware Finish: Black, Black Chrome on Transparent Finishes
Strings: EVH® Branded (.009-.042 Gauges)
Case/Gig Bag: Optional Gig Bag Available (p/n 0221512006)
Other Features: Unique EVH Wolfgang Body and Headstock Designs, Exposed
Basswood to Simulate Natural Wood Binding on Transparent Colors
(585), (590), (511), (535), Bar String Retainer, Side-Mounted
Rectangular Output Jack Plate, Heel-Mounted Spoke-Wheel Truss
Rod Adjustment, Oversized Strap Buttons

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