EVH Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic, Baked Maple Fingerboard - Midnight Sunset

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510-7002-512

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Boasting the style and massive sound Eddie Van Halen is known for, the Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic features all-new exotic wood options for players with distinguished taste.

The Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic features a basswood body with special "comfort cut" forearm contour for maximum playing ease, along with attractive masked-off natural body binding and a unique poplar burl top. Its one-piece bolt-on baked maple neck with graphite reinforcement rods hold 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, this stylish axe also features an oiled neck back finish 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. Two domed control knobs 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 instrument in tune through the deepest whammy dives and horse whinnies.

SERIES: Wolfgang Standard
BODY MATERIAL: Basswood
NECK: Bolt-On Maple
NECK FINISH: Oiled
FINGERBOARD: Baked Maple, 12"-16" Compound Radius (304.8 mm to 406.4 mm)
FRETS: 22, Jumbo
POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
NUT (Material/Width): Floyd Rose R2 Locking, 1.625" (41.3 mm)
TUNING MACHINES: EVH-Branded
SCALE LENGTH: 25.5" (648 mm)
BRIDGE: EVH-Branded Floyd Rose Special
PICKUPS:
Bridge: Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking
Neck: Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucking
PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
CONTROLS: Volume, Tone
CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic
HARDWARE FINISH: Black Chrome
STRINGS: EVH Branded (.009-.042 Gauges)

EVH Wolfgang Standard Exotic Midnight Sunset4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Chinook, Alberta
I purchased an Exotic Series Midnight Sunset late last year which was my 7th Wolfgang and was blown away by what you get for under $1000. FIrstly the neck profile is the best of any wolfgangs I've owned including the USA Natural Blonde. It reminds me of a slightly smaller Charvel (Zappa profile) which is pretty much on all the San Dima and SoCal necks. The pickups are far less spikey than the USA (dissapointing). The added drop top make this the most comfortable Wolfgang to play to date! Build quailty from this Indonesian manufacturer is on par with ESP Japan $3000 guitars... 4.5 for quality! The baked maple neck has a stellar feel, stability and tone. No De-Tuna but thats $40 so no biggie, no low friction vol pot, and no coil tap (would be nice to have) so a 4 on features. Floyd Rose special bridge which I have zero issue with and to be honest it plays feels and sounds just like the USA or German made stuff. I received this guitar pulled it from the box and it was in tune ready to gig! As far as value goes this is one of the best bang for buck guitars out there and for sure the best bang for buck Wolfgang!
Posted by LemmyH on Mar 17, 2020
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Midnight Sunset5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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I waited a few years for a finish that I liked. I love the addition of the baked maple board. It is so smooth and it is the most comfortable neck I have played. I used to have an MM Axis and Axis sport. I enjoy the forearm contour as I was originally an 80s charvel guy. The finish is great. My only beef is that most of the screws all around were loose. I tightened all and I added stainless parts to the floyd and added an FU brass block. The sound is great. Definitely a 5/5 for value. [editor note: loose parts on a brand new guitar is usually caused from the wood drying and shrinking during transport. Better than over-tightening at the factory. A quick tighten on everything should be a one-time fix, or just drop by any L&M to have a guitar tech fix it up for you.]
Posted by Dean S. on Apr 17, 2019
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