EVH Extends Wolfgang Standard Exotic Range With Poplar Burl and Laurel Burl Tops

EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotic
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EVH Wolfgang guitars appear in four distinct series: USA, Special, Standard and Standard Exotic.

At the top of the pricelist is the USA Edward Van Halen Signature ($4,599.99 in Ivory finish) followed by the USA model.

The Special series sits in the $1,099.99 to $1,299.99 price range while the Standard series offers the same style at a more affordable $699.99 to $749.99 (depending on finish.)

Featuring fancy tops, guitars in the Standard Exotic line are similarly priced $749.99 to $799.99 and include several options “for players with distinguished taste.”

Choices currently comprise Ziricote (natural); Midnight Sunset (shaded poplar burl); Spalted Maple (natural); Koa (natural); and Bocote (natural.)

Now, EVH have added two more options to the Standard Exotic range in natural: Poplar Burl and Laurel Burl.

Sophisticated looks aside, EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotic guitars take their cues from Eddie Van Halen's famously souped-up axes.

Featuring a Floyd Rose Special bridge, an R2 locking nut, and high output direct mount humbuckers these modern electric guitars are designed with dexterous technique in mind.

Priced $699.99, the new Poplar Burl and Laurel Burl EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotics ae constructed using a figured top and lightweight contoured basswood body.

A graphite-reinforcement bolt-on baked maple neck with an oil finish offers superior comfort and stability, while a 22-fret, 12”-16” compound radius baked maple fingerboard provides outstanding playability.

A hot pair of Alnico 2 EVH Wolfgang humbuckers have been directly mounted onto the body in order to increase vibration transfer and thus improve sustain.

Keeping these Wolfgang Standard Exotics firmly in tune throughout the most extreme dive bombs and pulls up are the EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special bridge and R2 locking nut.

Key Specs:

  • Basswood body with “comfort cut” forearm contour
  • Poplar/laurel burl top and natural body binding
  • 12”-16” radius baked maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Heel-mount truss rod with adjustment spoke wheel
  • Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers
  • Three-way toggle pickup selector; single volume and tone controls; and treble bleed circuit
  • EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special bridge and R2 locking nut
  • Black chrome hardware

Visit EVH for more information.

Rod Brakes

Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as GuitaristTotal Guitar, Guitar WorldGuitar Player and MusicRadar in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.