Peavey EVH Wolfgang
|Used||1999-??-?? – 2000-??-??|
|Neck joint||Bolt-on (graphite-reinforced sculpted joint)|
|Wood||Body: Basswood w/ arched maple top |
Neck: Birds-eye maple
Fingerboard: Birds-eye maple
|Bridge||Peavey Floyd Rose licensed double-locking tremolo with D-tuner|
|Electronics||One volume, two tone, three-way pickup selector|
Neck/Bridge: 2x Direct Mount Wolfgang Humbucker Roland GK2 Midi pickup
|Special circuits||Roland GK2 Midi pickup internal kit|
Peavey's EVH Wolfgang was a range of guitars built in collaboration between guitarist Eddie Van Halen and Peavey Electronics. The EVH stands for Eddie Van Halen, while "Wolfgang" is the name of Eddie's son. The guitar was produced between 1996 and 2004. It is the second EVH built right after the Ernie Ball Music Man one. The Peavey EVH picked up where the Ernie Ball Music Man EVH left off. This EVH puts even more emphasis on the off-set Gibson ES-335 design as opposed to the EBMM one, looking more like a single-cutaway guitar. In 2009, Van Halen announced the release of the new Wolfgang, built by Fender, but carrying his own EVH brand name. It features the same specs and attributes as the Peavey predecessor. The Fender-built EVH is still in production.
The Peavey EVH Wolfgang Matt used is a stock one, with an additional Roland GK2a Midi Pickup System installed. The guitar has 22 frets with a scale length of 25 1/2". Like most of his guitars used in that era, it has tape around the edge of the body.
It was featured in the Muscle Museum music video.
This guitar was destroyed in 2000 and thrown into the crowd where a photographer got it. In 2003 it was sold on eBay and subsequently repaired.. The person who repaired it later sold it on eBay on the 26th December 2007. The Guitar Sold for £5,326.02 on eBay, on the 28th January 2008. However, the buyer received a higher offer and was sold to a collector in the UK outside of eBay.
The guitar went on sale again by an unknown Swiss Muse fan on May 11th, 2017 for £13,500.00 on eBay. It was on eBay until 2018. It is unknown whether or not the guitar was sold, or the listing was removed.
Matt supposedly had two of these guitars; one partially covered in grey tape (the one that was thrown into the crowd) and one completely covered in black tape.