EVH, on top of its recently-announced 5150III 15W LBX-S amp head, has unveiled its new Limited Edition Wolfgang Special Sassafras guitar.
As its name implies, this Wolfgang Special features a sassafras body with an arched top. Its graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn baked maple neck is carved and rolled exactly to Eddie Van Halen’s specifications, and features a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish and a 12”-16” compound radius baked maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays.
A spoke wheel, located at the base of the neck, is also available for easy truss rod adjustments.
The guitar's tones are provided by a pair of custom-designed EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking pickups controlled by a three-way toggle switch, a volume control with a 500K EVH Bourns low friction pot, a tone control with a 250K EVH Bourns high friction pot and a treble bleed circuit.
An EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking trem, Floyd Rose R2 locking nut and EVH's patented D-Tuna system also all come standard on the guitar.
The EVH Limited Edition Wolfgang Special Sassafras will be available - in a Satin Black finish - starting in November for $1,399.
For more info on the guitar, stop by evhgear.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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