Wolfgang® Special, Ebony Fingerboard

Road-tested in arenas around the world, the Wolfgang® Special is a purebred music-making machine, designed with stunning style, giant sound and high-speed playability.

The Wolfgang Special features a basswood body with an arched top and a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck. The neck is carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s exacting specifications and features a hand-rubbed satin urethane finish on the back. Primed for high performance, energetic riffing and blazing leads, the 12”-16” compound radius ebony fingerboard has 22 jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays. Truss rod adjustments have also never been easier thanks to a spoke wheel conveniently located at the base of the neck.

A pair of flagship custom-designed EVH® Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking pickups are mounted directly to the body, providing dynamic yet articulate voicing, as well as endless sustain for powerful chords and melody lines. 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. The volume knob with treble bleed circuit has a 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot for smooth swells and a tone control knob with a 250K Bourns high friction tone pot that prevents accidental tone shifting.

Spotlight-ready, the Wolfgang Special is available in Burgundy Mist Metallic (new), Deep Purple Metallic (new), Ice Blue Metallic (new), Ivory, Satin Primer Gray and Stealth Black finishes with a matching headstock. The Burgundy Mist Metallic and Satin Primer Gray models feature black body binding and black hardware, while the Deep Purple Metallic, Ice Blue Metallic and Ivory models feature cream body binding and chrome hardware. The Stealth Black model features cream body binding and black hardware.

  • Color Deep Purple Metallic
  • Model 5107701552
  • Series Wolfgang® Special
  • Street Price $999.99

Features

12"-16" Compound Radius Ebony Fingerboard

The innovative 12"-16" compound radius design features a fingerboard that gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut. This makes for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and precise shred articulation and bending near the heel. A premium wood, ebony has very tight wood grains and creates a slick and fast-playing surface. Ebony fingerboards are known for their clear and crisp attack, and favored by guitarists looking for sharp top end, pleasing brightness and articulate mid-range.

22 Jumbo Frets

Versus a 24-fret neck, the design of a 22-fret axe shifts the neck pickup slightly farther away from the bridge, centering it at the “sweet spot” and resulting in an overall warmer tone. The jumbo fret wire slightly increases the distance between string and fingerboard for seamless and comfortable bends.

Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Spoke Wheel

Humidity and temperature fluctuations wreak havoc on a guitar’s neck. With the truss rod adjustment wheel placed at the heel of the neck, you (or your guitar tech) can quickly insert a 1.5 mm Allen wrench between the strings for seamless neck relief tweaks on the fly.

VERSATILE SWITCHING & CONTROLS

All Wolfgang Special models come complete with a versatile control layout. Explore the tonal landscape with the three-way toggle switch, which in position one engages the bridge pickup for robust rhythm riffing. Position two engages both pickups, while position three’s neck pickup is ideal for all your blistering solo needs. The volume knobs houses a 500K EVH Bourns® low friction pot with treble bleed circuit for seamless swells, while the tone control with 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot keeps the knobs acutely dialed in.

Controls

Specs

General
Model Number 5107701552
Est. U.S. Street $999.99
Series Wolfgang® Special
Color Deep Purple Metallic
Orientation Right-Hand
Body
Body Finish Gloss Urethane
Body Shape Wolfgang®
Body Material Basswood
Body Binding 1-Ply Cream
Electronics
Bridge Pickup Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Neck Pickup Direct Mount EVH® Wolfgang® Humbucking
Pickup Color Zebra
Controls Volume (500K EVH® Bourns® Low Friction Pot) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone (250K EVH® Bourns® High Friction Pot)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration HH
Neck
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
Neck Construction Bolt-On with Graphite Reinforcement
Neck Thickness .805" at 3rd & .890" at 12th Fret
Neck Finish Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane
Neck Shape Wolfgang® Backshape
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Number of Frets 22
Fret Size Jumbo
Nut Material Floyd Rose® R2 Locking
Nut Width 1.625" (41.3 mm)
Position Inlays Pearloid Dot
Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mount Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
Truss Rod Wrench 2.5 mm Hex
String Trees Floyd Rose® Retainer Bar
Headstock EVH® Wolfgang®
Hardware
Bridge EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH® D-Tuna®
Hardware Finish Chrome
Tremolo Arm Floyd Rose® 1000 Series
Tremolo Block Brass
Tuning Machines EVH®-Branded Gotoh®
Control Knobs Black Knurled with White Indicator
Switch Tip Black
Miscellaneous
Strings EVH® Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
Strap Buttons Oversized
Accessories
Case/Gig Bag Optional EVH® Wolfgang® Hardshell (p/n 009-0916-000); Optional EVH® Black Gig Bag (p/n 022-1512-006)
Included Accessories Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual