EVH gives the Wolfgang Special a limited-edition Sassafras makeover

EVH Limited Edition Wolfgang Special Sassafras
(Image credit: EVH Gear)

As well as launching the 5150III LBX-S head, EVH has unveiled a limited-edition version of the Wolfgang Special with a sassafras body.

The Limited Edition Wolfgang Special Sassafras promises a tone similar to mahogany and walnut - it’s the same tonewood used in Fender’s replica of Eric Johnson’s 1954 ‘Virginia’ Strat - with an arched top construction and Satin Black finish.

There’s a quartersawn, graphite-reinforced, baked-maple neck bolted on, with a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish, and 12”-16” compound radius baked maple fingerboard. There’s even a spoke wheel truss rod adjustor at the base of the neck.

Two direct-mount EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbuckers provide the tones here, adjusted via a three-way toggle switch, 500K EVH Bourns low-friction volume pot, and a 250K EVH Bourns high-friction tone pot to prevent accidental changes.

You also get an EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo and R2 locking nut, as well as EVH’s trademark D-Tuna for quick drop D tuning tweaks.

The Limited Edition Wolfgang Special Sassafras is available from November 2020 for $1,399/£1,089. See EVH Gear for more info.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.