Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR

EVH Wolfgang Special TR, Other Shape Guitar from Peavey.

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Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 7 reviews )
 6 reviews86 %
 1 user review14 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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tonmazz's review

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
The EVH Wolfgang Special is one awesome instrument! Basswood body, Maple top, neck and fingerboard, stainless steel frets, trem with Dtuna. Comes loaded with EVH humbuckers. Many colors and paints to choose from including the stealth which is so cool looking.


It's hard to explain just how great this thing feels to play. The gig I have always heard with these is that the height of the frets, which is small, makes it difficult to play. Let me tell you this is the farthest thing from the truth. I am a Les Paul guy but this thing is a beast of a guitar and plays as good if not better than my Les Pauls. Very hard to put down. Notes are easy to grab all the way up the board, great access to the upper frets and excellent placement of all the controls. The pots turn like no other I have ever felt, very effortless almost to a fault. Any little bump and they are turning but when you need to do volume swells and such like Eddie, they are perfect.


When I first read the specs of the EVH humbuckers, I thought they would be very tame. When I heard them, I was blown away! These things rip and sound phenomenal. I really could not put this down the first time I played it. Neck pick up is warm and has just the right amount of bass tone to it for full lead tones. The bridge pick up has great cut and is perfect for EVH tones as one would expect.


Overall I love this guitar and would suggest anyone in the market for a great playing and sounding instrument give this a go. I have played the expensive version and the special and let me tell you there is little if any difference in the feel and sound. If you want the carved top than go for the big bucks version but the special does it all just as good from a functional perspective. This guitar does not disappoint! Only thing is the ease of the pot turning and how you can slightly bump it but that as I said is a good and a bad thing so I see it as a wash. All in all this is a great instrument worth of the Man who designed it! Love it!
King Loudness12/31/2011

King Loudness's review"Top Jimmy."

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
The Peavey Wolfgang Special was a slightly lower priced version of the top of the line archtop Wolfgang Standard. It was still made in the USA and offered the same core shape and tones, but it didn't have the arched maple cap, and certain parts were of slightly lower tier (IE: cheaper tuners, regular rock maple neck instead of birdseye maple, etc). It featured a basswood body, a maple neck with 22 frets, standard tuners, a Peavey licensed locking tremolo with EVH's own D Tuna onboard and a pair of EVH designed Peavey humbuckers wired to a single volume control and a 3 way toggle switch. Simple, yet effective.


The design of the Wolfie Special is quite ergonomic. I found it to be quite light and the shape felt like an old friend when I strapped it on. The neck is one of my favourite profiles in a guitar. It has a nice baseball bat sort of feel, but is not quite as wide, and is also asymmetrical as well. This combined with the tung oil neck finish on raw maple feels ridiculously good and allows for some extremely fast and precise playing. The upper fret access is great because the heel is actually contoured out a bit on the back to allow the whole hand to slide up a bit further than on a typical Strat or Tele. Getting a good sound is reasonably easy. There aren't a lot of switching options on this guitar but if you're using a great amp you can get some killer tones, both clean and distorted.


This guitar may appear as a bit of a one trick pony, and it more or less is intended to play mainly hard rock styles, but using the right combination of amps and effects can be quite rewarded for versatility's sake. Through a nice clean amp with a bit of reverb, the guitar has some nice jazzy or bluesy tones, especially using the neck pickup only. I found the bridge pickup a little bit too high output to do any real pristine clean tones myself. Switching to drive tones brings you into rock city. The neck pickup is very fluid and clear, great for rock or shred lead work, and the bridge pickup is pure Van Halen. It's quite biting and aggressive, but has a nice vintage feel to it at its core a-la an old PAF being overloaded into a hot rodded amp. It works great for rock riffage or really harmonically driven lead work.


All in all I think the Peavey Wolfgang Special is a great buy for someone who wants a great EVH guitar for under $1000, or even just a great hard rock guitar with the best of both worlds between a Les Paul and a Superstrat. They can be had used for about $600 which is a great deal considering you're getting a high quality USA made instrument that will stand the test of time. It's not the most versatile instrument out there, but if you're looking for a killer rock n' roll ax, this is one for the books.
MGR/Timmy Van Halen09/15/2004

MGR/Timmy Van Halen's review"Peavey EVH Special"

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
I like Eddie's sound, so I wanted to try one out, but they are hard to find at music stores. Finally found one, and tried out a few. Paid about $600 for it (did a trade).

It is very easy to play. The neck finish is great. the tremolo is awesome. I don't like floating tremolos because they never stay in tune. This one has great dives. The sound is great. I bought a Peavy 5150 2X12 combo, and this guitar kicks ass through it. Wish I could say it sounds like Eddie, but I could play his actual guitar and not sound like him!

The only thing I don't like is the toggle switch - it's backwards. I get mixed up because I have a Les Paul which is set up opposite. But that is a small complaint and not worth changing your mind about the guitar.

good construction, good quality. I've read some people complain that it's basswood instead of mahogony, but I can't tell any difference when I'm jamming. If it sounds good, it sounds good.

I'd buy it again if anything ever happened to it. It's my favorite guitar, and I've had a lot of guitars.

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MGR/Neworldman's review"Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special"

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
Purchased from Sam Ash in Cleveland for $570. I have had this instrument for about 5 weeks now.

First off I don't write reviews. This will be my 1st. I just feel it necessary to get the word out about this one though. I have been playing for a little over 20 years. This is THE neck to end all necks for me anyway. I play a very eclectic range of music that requires several guitars to pull off generally. Jazz/Blues/Funk to heavy shredding ala little Stevie Vai. This guitar is cabable of handling anything. The stock pick-ups are excellent. The neck is amazing. Sustain?? Hello?? I can hit a note and come back tomorrow. You can feel it resonating through the body even unplugged. The finish and quality are way above average for a Korean built bottom of the line offering but make no mistake, this is a quality instrument. The D-Tuna is a HUGE bonus. While the rest of the band are tuning down I'm having a coke and a smile!!

Lack of a tone knob. Endorsment of Eddie probably adds quite a bit to the price tag. Basswood body at this price?? But still the tone is wonderful so I can't complain too much.

This guitar was in tune out of the box! This guitar is a well constructed, durable instrument.

I had a $1000 budget when I went looking. I played the American series and could't find a reason to spend the extra money. I played literally dozens of guitars and painstakingly researched every one. Read the reviews etc. I could have had a guitar with more features etc.. but this one feels so good and is the absolute best overall guitar that I could find in the $1000 or less price category. Go play it and decide for yourself but definately play it.

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MGR/Anonymous's review"Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special"

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
I´ve always thought that Eddie has a great sound.That´s why I wanted to get the same sound as he does, without using so many effects.I had my friend import it for me here in europe for 750 €.I can tell you, it´s worth the price.

Long sustain is one of the things I like the most.It looks good. The neck is the best part.Smooth and short.Makes it simple to play.The strings are close to the neck wich makes tapping easier.The strings are´nt too close to each other so you can do arpeggios easily.Last, simplicity. You really don´t need all those switches and knobs.

Well the one way tremolo.I tend to use a certain kind of lick in my solos: Play a note,press the tremolobar down and let it up on its own= frrrrr you know!I´ll have to skip that with this guitar.I guess I´ll have to vary my techniques.

It feels really solid.The design is great. The EVH autograph at the back of the neck makes me so proud.This is my guitar.

I you play thrash,heavy metal etc.Don´t buy this guitar. If you play blues,rock´n´roll,jazz,progressive the evh, s.lukather kind of music.This is the right guitar for you.

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MGR/Sidewindr7's review"Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special"

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
I got it at the local music store, and fell in love with it as soon as I played it. I payed either 650 or 700 dollars.

It's the best guitar I've ever played, period. That oil finished neck is so fast and comfortable, it blows all the Ibanez's and ESP's away. The frets are big and feel great, and a three way selector makes it all simple. What more do you want?

The only thing that might be done to improve this instrument is adding a 2X locking Floyd instead of a down only. That's just me though.

It has a basswood body, which is a relatively soft wood. Carefull, it dents easier and the strap pegs will slip out eventually, but something like epoxy will put that problem to rest.

This is an incredible instrument. BUY IT.

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le kikko08/05/2005

le kikko's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Peavey EVH Wolfgang Special TR
Made in the US
22 frets, 2 doubles and 3-position selector Peavey (reversed acute above).
Peavey Vibrato licensed floyd + D-tuner
1 volume
sleeve type mapple strat unvarnished


Channel pleasant
easy access to acute
guitar very well balanced
Yes Eeeuuh


Yes versatile enough, although reserved for distorted sounds
5150 head and pod xt (perfect)
sounds great in crunch rhythm and lead in very clear, very rich in harmonics (in 13 years of practice, I did not know you could get out much)
Well, I did not buy it for clean sounds


For several days
+: Sound, light, the floyd and sobriety, the D-tuner (just taking head set to perfection but it works)
-: The handle requires an unvarnished maintains daily
very good value for money
yes, if only I could buy two ...