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EVH Unveils 2021 Guitar Lineup

EVH has unveiled its 2021 lineup of electric guitars
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EVH Gear has unveiled its 2021 lineup of electric guitars.

The new 5150 Series, Wolfgang Special, and Wolfgang WG Standard models aim to honor the legacy of the company's founder, Eddie Van Halen, who passed away last October.

You can read more about each of the new models below.

EVH has unveiled its 2021 lineup of electric guitars

(Image credit: EVH Gear)

5150 Series

The new 5150 Series models each feature a modified Strat-style basswood body with a deep upper body curve, a bolt-on quartersawn maple neck carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s specifications – with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish and graphite reinforcement – and a 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets.

Sounds on the guitars come by way of direct mount EVH Wolfgang bridge and neck humbucking pickups, with a three-way toggle switch on the upper bout, a kill switch on the lower bout, a volume control with a treble bleed circuit, and a tone control.

EVH-branded Gotoh tuning machines, a top-mount EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge with an EVH D-Tuna and R3 locking nut, a heel-mount truss rod adjustment spoke wheel, and a hockey stick color-matched headstock with a logo decal also all come standard.

The 5150 Deluxe Poplar Burl model sports a poplar burl top wrapped in Aqua Burst or Black Burst, plus chrome hardware and an ebony fingerboard with cream dot inlays. Available in April, the guitar will sell for $999

The 5150 Standard Ebony model comes in either Ice Blue Metallic or Stealth Black finishes with black hardware, plus an ebony fingerboard with cream dot inlays. The 5150 Standard Maple model, meanwhile, comes in a Neon Pink finish with chrome hardware, plus a maple fingerboard with black dot inlays. Both 5150 Standard models will be available in February for $899.

Wolfgang Special

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EVH Wolfgang Special Miami Blue

EVH Wolfgang Special in Miami Blue (Image credit: EVH Gear)
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EVH Wolfgang Special QM Chlorine Burst

EVH Wolfgang Special QM in Chlorine Burst (Image credit: EVH Gear)

The new EVH Wolfgang Special models each feature a basswood body, a bolt-on quartersawn maple neck carved and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s specifications – with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish and graphite reinforcement – and a 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets.

Sounds come by way of direct mount EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 bridge and neck humbucking pickups, with a three-way toggle switch, an EVH volume control with a treble bleed circuit, and a tone control.

A top-mount EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge with an EVH D-Tuna, an R2 locking nut, and a heel-mount truss rod and adjustment spoke wheel, also come standard. 

The Wolfgang Special features a new Miami Blue finish with black body binding, a color-matched headstock, and black hardware, plus a maple neck and ebony fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays. It will be available in February for $999.

The Wolfgang Special QM, meanwhile, comes in either Charcoal Burst or Chlorine Burst finishes with cream body binding and chrome hardware, plus a baked maple neck and fingerboard with black dot inlays. It will be available in March for $1,099.

Wolfgang WG Standard

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EVH Wolfgang Standard in Stryker Red

EVH Wolfgang Standard in Stryker Red (Image credit: EVH Gear)
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EVH EVH Wolfgang Standard QM in Transparent Green

EVH Wolfgang Standard QM in Transparent Green (Image credit: EVH Gear)
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EVH Wolfgang Standard in Exotic Koa

EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotic Koa (Image credit: EVH Gear)
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EVH Wolfgang Standard in Exotic Bocote

EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotic Bocote (Image credit: EVH Gear)

These new EVH Wolfgang WG Standards feature a basswood body and a baked maple neck with graphite reinforcement, a hand-rubbed oil back finish, and a 12”-16” compound radius baked maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays.

Sonics come by way of direct mount EVH Wolfgang bridge and neck humbucking pickups, with a three-way toggle switch, a single volume control with a treble bleed circuit, and a single tone control.

A heel-mount truss rod adjustment spoke wheel and an EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special bridge and R2 locking nut also come standard.

The Wolfgang WG Standard will be available in February in Silver Sparkle or Stryker Red finishes – with black headstocks and black hardware – for $649 (for the Stryker Red finish) or $699 (for the Silver Sparkle finish). The QM version of the guitar, meanwhile, features a quilt maple top and masked-off natural body binding, and comes in a new Transparent Green finish with a black headstock and black chrome hardware. It will be available in February for $699.

EVH EVH Wolfgang Standard QM in Transparent Green

EVH EVH Wolfgang Standard QM in Transparent Green (Image credit: EVH Gear)

An Exotic Koa version of the guitar features a, you guessed it, koa top and masked-off natural body binding, and sports a Natural finish, with a black headstock and black chrome hardware. It will be available in February for $699. An Exotic Bocote version of the guitar, in the meantime, features a bocote top and masked-off natural body binding, and also sports a Natural finish with a black headstock and black chrome hardware. It will also be available in February for $699.

For more info on all of EVH's new models, stop by evhgear.com.

EVH Wolfgang Standard in Exotic Koa

EVH Wolfgang Standard in Exotic Koa (Image credit: EVH Gear)