Summer NAMM 2016: EVH unveil two new Wolfgang Special models
Two new Wolfgang Special models for 2016
EVH are adding two new instruments to their Wolfgang Special series later this year. Launched today at Summer NAMM, these two new guitars look like they may be a lot of fun to play.
The EVH Wolfgang Special range is the cheaper version of the Wolfgang series of guitars. These two new models look really good to me. I really like that they have chosen quality hardware suppliers (such as Floyd Rose) and have incorporated design choices that would seem suited to modern playing styles. Do not be fooled into thinking they are just for fast shred style guitar, though. I own a Wolfgang myself and I find it to be a very versatile guitar indeed. In fact, I think of them as modern day classics, like a sort of Stratocaster on steroids…
Classy El Natural or old school classic Stripey?
Eddie’s original Frankenstein guitar was a ‘work in progress’ back in the day. So by trial and error he designed his own guitars pretty much from day one. I really respect him as a player and also as a guitar designer. Both of these guitars are basswood bodies and have reinforced maple necks with jumbo frets. This is typical for Wolfgang guitars, and with two new finishes to choose from I think they will be popular with many players.
EVH Wolfgang Special El Natural
EVH Wolfgang Special Striped
EVH Wolfgang Special details: EVH Site
Here are some specifications, as posted on the EVH site:
Features include an arched top basswood body with a robust graphite-reinforced quartersawn maple neck, 12”-16” compound radius with either a maple or ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets, direct mounted Custom Designed EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups, EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo bridge and EVH D-Tuna.
- Summer NAMM 2016 EVH Wolfgang Special due August: http://www.evhgear.com/extras/newfor2016/
- Summer NAMM 2016 EVH Wolfgang Special Striped due in October: http://www.evhgear.com/extras/newfor2016/