EVH Releases New 5150 Superstrats and Wolfgang Electric Guitars for 2022 | Guitare.com


EVH has announced its lineup for 2022 and includes exciting new additions to the brand’s 5150 and Wolfgang series of electric guitars.

5150 Series Standard and Deluxe Models

These modified Strat-style electrics feature lightweight basswood bodies and a deep upper body curve for added comfort. They are matched with graphite-reinforced maple necks with a C-shaped profile, a 12″ to 16″ compound fingerboard – maple for standard, ebony for deluxe – and a hand-rubbed satin urethane back finish . On the Deluxe model there is also a more ornate quilted maple top.

Both guitars pack two EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbuckers in the neck and bridge position, which promise tones ranging from thick and punchy to smooth and clean. In terms of the controls, there’s a low-friction volume knob with evenly tapered volume for smooth swells and a high-friction tone knob that’s supposed to stay put, even if you bump it accidentally. A new addition to the guitar is the introduction of a kill switch in the bottom fight, which should create some fun stutter effects.

Finally, there’s an EVH-branded top-mount Floyd Rose, locking tailpiece, and patented EVH D-Tuna for switching between standard and drop-D settings on the fly. You’ll be able to pick up these guitars in March 2022. The 5150 Standard Series is priced at $1,099.99, £899, €1,049 and comes in a Slime Green finish, while the Deluxe QM Edition comes in a Purple finish. Daze is priced at $1,299.99. / £1,029 / €1,199.

Special Wolfgang

Special Wolfgang

The Wolfgang Special series gets two new models this year, one with a maple fingerboard and the other with a roasted maple fingerboard.

These guitars boast necks sculpted and rolled to Eddie Van Halen’s exacting specifications and are finished with a hand-rubbed satin urethane finish on the back.

Special Wolfgang

You’ll also find a 12″ to 16″ compound fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and black dot inlays. Sound is provided by two EVH Wolfgang Alnico 2 humbuckers, which are routed to a low-friction volume knob and a high-friction tone pot. Dive-bombing action is provided by an EVH-branded Floyd Rose locking tremolo system, and the EVH D-Tuna lets you easily re-tune to drop-D (and back to standard).

The Wolfgang Special QM, Baked Maple Fingerboard is available in a solar finish at $1,299.99 / £1,299 / €1,499. The Wolfgang Special, Maple Fingerboard, is available in Satin Surf Green for $1,099.99 / £1,149 / €1,349. Both guitars will be available in April 2022.

Wolfgang WG standard

Wolfgang WG standard

Marketed as a more affordable version of the Wolfgang series, the Wolfgang WG Standard comes with a baked maple fingerboard and a lightweight basswood body. It also has a 12″ to 16″ compound neck and a pair of EVH Wolfgang humbuckers in the neck and bridge position. According to the brand, the guitar’s black knurled tone and volume control knobs were dialed in to exacting Van Halen specifications. There’s also a special EVH-branded Floyd Rose bridge and R2 locking nuts to keep everything in tune during the biggest of dive-bombs.

Available in Gold Sparkle in May 2022 for $699.99 / £689 / €799


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