EVH : Left Handed Electric Guitars

EVH is a brand that came about as a result of a collaboration between Mr. Eddie Van Halen and the mighty Fender.  The company sells a variety of musical products including guitars, amps and accessories designed by Eddie.

In terms of guitars there are currently two out of the four different models available to purchase left handed.  These guitars are the culmination of two years of rigorous testing, and the result is a bulletproof, tonal giant of a guitar.  You’ll be glad to know that these guitars also come in a wide variety of beautiful finishes.

Let’s take a look…

EVH Wolfgang Left Handed Guitar

EVH Wolfgang Left Handed Guitar Lefty

COLORS Black, Vintage White, Tobacco Burst, Black Cherry Burst. Transparent Amber
BODY Basswood core, 1 1/2” thick; Arched 1/2” thick AA Maple top
NECK Quartersawn Maple
FINGERBOARD Fingerboard AA birdseye maple Compound radius 12” to 16” radius
FRETS 22, Stainless steel frets, vintage size
SCALE LENGTH 25.5″ (648 mm)
NUT Floyd Rose® R2 locking nut Width: 1 5/8″ (41 mm)
HARDWARE Chrome
TUNING KEYS EVH-branded Gotoh® tuning machines, chrome w/pearloid buttons
BRIDGE EVH®-Branded Floyd Rose® Locking Tremolo with EVH D-Tuna®
PICKUPS Neck: EVH® humbucking pickups
PICKUP SWITCHING 3-way switch
CONTROLS 2 Bourns® pots: low-friction (volume), high-friction (tone) (1x250k, 1x500k)
INCL. ACCESSORIES Case: SKB® Case with molded stripes

EVH Wolfgang Special Left Handed Guitar

EVH Wolfgang Special Left Handed Guitar Lefty


COLORS Black, Vintage White, Tobacco Burst
BODY
Basswood core with Maple veneer top
NECK
Quartersawn Maple
FINGERBOARD
AA Birdseye Maple, 12” to 16” Compound Radius (304.8-406.4 mm)
FRETS
22, Stainless steel frets, Vintage Size
SCALE LENGTH
25.5″ (648 mm)
NUT
Floyd Rose® R2 locking nut Width: 1 5/8″ (41 mm)
HARDWARE
Chrome
TUNING KEYS
EVH-branded Gotoh® tuning machines, chrome w/pearloid buttons
BRIDGE
EVH-branded Floyd Rose® locking tremolo
PICKUPS
Neck: EVH® humbucking pickups
PICKUP SWITCHING
3-way switch
CONTROLS
2 Bourns® low friction pots (1x250k, 1x500k)
INCL. ACCESSORIES
Case: SKB® EVH Striped Case
UNIQUE FEATURES Flat-top version of the USA Wolfgang® with single ply body binding

EVH Website

The EVH website is an attractive looking affair, with plenty of excellent images available to show off the guitars in all of their splendour.  Unfortunately there is currently no mention anywhere of the availability of left handed models, which meant having to contact the company. I cannot knock the customer service over at Fender though, with a reply being received in under an hour.

For more information:
EVH Gear Website

 
6 replies
  1. JD Peyton
    JD Peyton says:

    Excellent looking guitars! The USA model does seem a tad overpriced though, I mean, all that extra money for an arch top?? The smart money goes to the Special 🙂

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  2. Ralph
    Ralph says:

    How is the trem. blocked on these?
    Does the top have a slight recess where the bridge plate rest?
    I think that was the case with the Peavey Wolfgang.Somehow, it looks different on the EVH but I haven’t been able to find close-ups of that area.
    Also, kind of a bummer they don’t make the D-Tuna for lefties.It makes the tiny hex screw (which is used to fine tune the E string) hard to reach.

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  3. Frank
    Frank says:

    The lefty wolfgangs do have the dtuna on them. I dont think it is any different then a righty dtuna cause it fits the same hex screw as a righty hex screw

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  4. Ralph
    Ralph says:

    Yes it is different.I think you didn’t undertand which screw I was talking about.
    I’m talking about this one here (circled in blue):
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/141/image1sg.jpg/
    When mounted on a lefty FR the hex screw used to set the intonation is ‘inside’ and a lot more difficult to reach with the little allen wrench.I’ve already tried the D-Tuna and this was definitely an issue for me.

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    • Frank
      Frank says:

      ah, I see what u are talking about, can u spin the the piece so the hex screw is on the outside? And I thought u meant that they made a lefty d-tuna. But it is a righty part. There has to b a easy way to fix that prob

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