The Wolfgang WG Standard boasts the same style and massive sound Eddie Van Halen created—at a price the everyday musician can afford.
Offering many of the blazing features as its more expensive brethren, the Wolfgang WG Standard has a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease. Its bolt-on baked maple neck with graphite-reinforcement rods holds strong against the ravages of temperature and humidity, while a conveniently located spoke wheel at the base of the neck makes for quick and painless truss rod adjustments. Designed for comfortable playability and speed, the Wolfgang WG Standard also features an oiled finish on the back of the neck and a 12”-16” compound radius baked maple fingerboard with rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays.
Dual EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups mounted directly to the body increase vibration transfer, resulting in sustain for days on end. The black knurled tone and volume control knobs have been have been dialed-in to Van Halen’s exacting specifications—the smooth-feeling 500k pots make it easy to find a unique sound while retaining the crisp high-end sparkle of the Wolfgang pickups. The EVH-branded Floyd Rose® Special bridge and R2 locking nut consistently keep the guitar in tune through the deepest whammy dives and horse whinnies.
Tested live onstage where it counts, the Wolfgang WG Standard is decked out for playing performance and comfort, and available in several head-turning finishes with a black headstock and black or black chrome (Gloss Black only) hardware.
- Basswood body
- Baked maple neck and fingerboard
- 22 jumbo frest
- 12"-16" compound radius
- Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers
- EVH Floyd Rose locking tremolo system
Basswood Wolfgang body with "Comfort Cut"
Featuring an offset shape with larger upper horn, the Wolfgang’s basswood provides excellent tonal response that is full and rich with distinguished warmth and sustain. The special “comfort cut” forearm contour was engineered for max playing comfort without hindering tone.
12"-16" compound radius backed maple fingerboard
The innovative 12"-16" compound radius baked maple fingerboard design gradually flattens toward the heel from its smaller and more rounded profile at the nut for unparalleled comfortable chording and riffing near the nut and seamless bending near the heel. Maple is a dense wood that produces bright, snappy tones, articulate notes with bite and a tight low end. Roasting the fingerboard removes moisture from the wood, making it more resistant to humidity shifts and warping.
Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers
Not all humbuckers are created equal. Direct mount EVH Wolfgang humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets are hotter and harness Eddie’s scorching signature lead tone that captivated the world of rock ‘n’ roll in the ‘70s and ‘80s. These pickups deliver rich harmonics, cutting highs and snarling mids in spades.
Versatile switching and controls
All Wolfgang Standard 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 provides a warmer tone for leads. The volume knob has a treble bleed circuit for seamless volume swells, along with a single tone knob.
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.
EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special system
Eddie Van Halen was the first player to popularize the innovative Floyd Rose locking tremolo, even advising Floyd Rose on his early designs to integrate round disc finger-type tuners that you would see on a cello or violin. Now universally embraced, our EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special double-locking tremolo features our EVH logo stamped on the bridge plate, zinc alloy saddles and a zinc alloy sustain block. The double-locking design allows you to lock your guitar in tune at the R2 (41.8 mm) nut and at the bridge, resulting in excellent tuning stability and sustain throughout your most aggressive pull-ups and dive bombs.
|MPN||Wolfgang WG Standard Silver Sparkle|
|Electric Body Style||Double Cutaway|
|Included From Manufacturer||Tremolo Arm, Hex Keys & User Manual|
|Right Left Handed||Right|
|Vib Trem Bridge||Yes|
|Bridge||EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose Special Locking Tremolo|
|Controls||Volume with Treble Bleed Circuit, Tone|
|Fingerboard Radius||12"-16" Compound|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Pickup Switching||3-Position Toggle|
|Pickups||Direct Mount EVH Wolfgang Humbucking|
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