New EVH Striped Wolfgang Special: Have a First Look and Listen

In his latest video, Phillip McKnight shows us the new and long-awaited EVH Striped Wolfgang Special.

Made in Mexico, the EVH Striped Wolfgang Special features a couple of upgrades, including a custom hand-painted body, quarter-sawn neck with ebony fretboard, a zero-friction volume and a heavy-friction tone control, two Wolfgang pickups and an EVH Floyd Rose bridge with D-Tuna.

The EVH Striped Wolfgang Special costs $1,600—quite a bit for a MIM ax, but as Phillip points out, the quality and upgrades make the guitar worth the extra bucks. He’s particularly impressed with the paint job.

“They’re so meticulously done that it was hard to believe it was actually paint and some sort of decal finish or stencil,” Phillip says. “They are done by hand with a white base coat, then striped in black, and the red goes on top of that.”

Take a look and have a listen. Be sure to visit Phillip’s YouTube channel for more videos about gear, including DIY mods.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.