The guitar pictured is the actual guitar you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your guitar was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without care.
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. If someone comes along that is a huge fan like us and wants to buy it to play and appreciate it, that's great, however we do not need to sell it and are happy to keep it. 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.
There was only one more black flattop with a sustainer pickup. 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.
Featuring a Basswood body, a bolt-on Birdseye Maple neck with a Birdseye Maple fretboard, a specialized pickup configuration, a Floyd Rose dual-locking tremolo and a Trans Black quilt maple top.
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.
During the 1998 tour for the Van Halen III album, Ed used three main guitars that were all Peavey Wolfgang's, which he used for "Year to the Day" and his solo during this tour, mostly for the Fernandes Sustainer in the neck pickup position. 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.
*wire transfer ONLY will be accepted for the purchase of this guitar*
*For your protection all purchases over $99 will be shipped signature required.
You are buying a quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.
Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance.
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