NAMM 2019: EVH introduces the new Wolfgang WG Standard Xotic and additional colors

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For Winter NAMM 2019, EVH introduces the new Wolfgang WG Standard Xotic models featuring exotic woods as well as new color additions for the Wolfgang WG Standard QM and Wolfgang Special.

Wrapped in a Midnight Sunset finish, the new Wolfgang WG Standard Xotic features a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm and a unique poplar burl top, while the Wolfgang WG Standard Xotic Ziricote features a bold ziricote top over its basswood body and is available in a Natural finish. Both models feature attractive masked-off natural body binding, one-piece bolt-on baked maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods and hand-rubbed oil back finish and a smooth baked maple fingerboard with 12”-16” compound radius.

Dual EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups mounted directly to the body of these high-performance axes increase resonance transfer, resulting in robust and long-lasting sustain, while the EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special bridge and R2 locking nut keep the instrument in tune through the deepest whammy dives. Two dome control knobs have been dialed-in to Van Halen’s exact 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.

Featuring an all-new Mango Burst or Tri Fade finish with a black headstock and black chrome hardware, the Wolfgang WG Standard QM features a basswood body with special “comfort cut” forearm contour for maximum playing ease, along with attractive masked-off natural body binding and an elegant quilt maple top. Designed for comfortable playability and speed, the Wolfgang WG Standard QM also has a graphite-reinforced bolt-on maple neck with an oiled back finish and a 12”-16” compound radius maple fingerboard with rolled edges, 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays.

Like all Wolfgang WG Standard models, these axes feature dual EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups, EVH-branded Floyd Rose Special bridge, R2 locking nut and two dome control knobs dialed-in to Van Halen’s exacting specifications.

The Wolfgang Special is now offered in a new Primer Gray finish with matching headstock, black body binding and an ebony fingerboard, or in new Metallic Blue or Polar White finishes with a matching headstock and maple fingerboard. The Metallic Blue model features single-ply cream body binding, while the Polar White guitar features single-ply black body binding.

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All Wolfgang Special models feature an arched top and a robust graphite-reinforced bolt-on quartersawn maple neck. The carved neck is rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s exacting specs and features a hand-rubbed urethane back finish and a 12”-16” compound radius fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and dot inlays.

A pair of custom designed EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbucking pickups mounted directly to the body give these axes a dynamic, articulate voice, as well as endless sustain for powerful chords and melody lines. The EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking trem and Floyd Rose locking nut work in tandem for precise tuning, while the EVH D-Tuna retunes to drop-D and back with strict accuracy at the flick of a finger, with a low-friction volume control for smooth swells and a high-friction tone control that prevents accidental tone shifting.

For more information, please visit evhgear.com

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