COOL GEAR ALERT: EVH Wolfgang Stealth and USA Custom
Remember the EVH Wolfgang Stealth and USA Custom I snapped at NAMM? (That is to say, snapped photos of them at NAMM – I didn’t actually snap the guitars). Well below is some more info courtesy of this link on the EVH Gear website.
By the way, it’s my birthday next week. Just saying. You can buy the EVH Wolfgang Stealth at Musician’s Friend.
EVH Introduces Wolfgang USA Custom and Stealth Guitars
EVH introduces two new Wolfgang guitar models, the Wolfgang USA Custom and the Wolfgang Stealth. Both are distinctive variations on the hugely successful original model, the U.S.-made EVH Wolfgang guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen.
Perhaps the most uniquely elegant instrument in the Wolfgang series, the Wolfgang USA Custom represents Eddie Van Halen’s personal tribute to the short-scale set-neck guitars of the late 1950s, combined with the distinctive modern personal touches he prefers on his own guitars. These two elements culminate in a truly magnificent tone machine embodying the best of yesterday and today.
The guitar’s mahogany body has a ½” arched maple top and seven-ply binding, a bound mahogany set neck with dual graphite reinforcement rods, and a 24.75″ scale length. Features include a compound radius (12″-16″) ebony or rosewood fingerboard, 22 vintage stainless steel frets, seven-ply headstock and body binding, mother-of-pearl headstock logo inlay on ebony, dual EVH Wolfgang Custom nickel-covered humbucking pickups with three-position switching, stop-tail bridge with fine tuners, EVH custom tuners, dual EVH custom low-friction 500k volume pots, dual EVH custom high-friction 250k tone pots and an EVH molded-stripe case by SKB. Available in Black, White and Vintage Cherry Burst.
In designing an especially sleek all-black addition to the Wolfgang series, Eddie Van Halen decided to try something he previously wasn’t known to prefer-an ebony fingerboard. He liked it so much that the resulting guitar-the Wolfgang Stealth-now resides at the very forefront of his arsenal.
Features include an arch-top basswood body, quartersawn maple neck with dual graphite reinforcement rods, compound radius (12″-16″) ebony fingerboard with 22 vintage stainless steel frets, dual hard-mounted EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups with three-position switching, dual Bourns® low- (volume) and high-friction (tone) potentiometers, EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®, black hardware, EVH-branded 14-1 Gotoh® chrome tuners with pearloid buttons, Schaller® chrome string retainer and EVH molded-stripe case by SKB®. Available in Stealth Black.