This has been in our private EVH collection vault for over a decade. This guitar is ready to be properly appreciated, played and admired in the spotlight, not sitting locked away and not being played. We realize offering up these collectable and rare guitars at this time is going to bring up high emotions, and bring out all the keyboard warriors. Please give us a ring if you have questions.
This 1996 Peavey Wolfgang Prototype #1 built in 1996 for Eddie Van Halen as the first Wolfgang made by Peavey for the new Wolfgang line, and was used by Eddie as his personal, touring and studio guitar. This was the first incarnation of the Peavey Wolfgang and was personally verified by Tim Litchfield, that this guitar is the #1 Prototype.After having this for over a decade, on June 27, 2018 we took this guitar to Tim at the Peavey factory in Meridian, Mississippi (see photo below) for him to see and to verify that is was indeed Eddie's guitar. He was like a kid on Christmas when we pulled it out of the case, and his excitement in seeing it after all these years was infectious. That is when he generated the COA, and we received it a few weeks later. In the following statement, Tim confirms that this is the #1 Prototype Wolfgang. It did have a stamped serial, where this one had a small sticker that likely fell off. The one that you have for a fact is # 1.
The backside of both electronics covers feature a signature by Pete Skermetta, who installed the sustainer electronics when he was. The custom shop director for Fernandes Guitars. The 12"-16" compound radius fretboard is an Eddie staple for the fastest possible playing experience.To add to this already majestic and storied guitar, it was featured on the cover of the April 1996 edition of Guitar World, where Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins is holding this very guitar and standing next to Eddie. Please notice the birdseye maple pattern matches exactly in the pictures in the magazine.
Ed chose to use 35 to 45-foot George L chords on this tour instead of a wireless system. And the attachment added to the bottom of the guitar stretched the chord out and away from the body to avoid becoming tangled.As huge EVH fans, we have acquired a unique collection of EVH guitars over the years. These have all been stored in a secure location without public access. We are musicians just like you and we want to help you Grow Your Passion®. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "Peavey Wolfgang Owned by Eddie Van Halen EVH #1 Prototype Guitar and Magazine" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "themusicfarm" and is located in Canton, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.