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Wolf Van Halen and EVH Announce All-New SA-126

Wolf Van Halen and signature guitar

The SA-126, Wolf Van Halen’s signature guitar is the result of a 3-year collaborative development process between Wolf, Matt Bruck, and EVH's Masterbuilder Chip Ellis.


“The SA-126 was born out of necessity for finding my own sound,” said Wolfgang Van Halen. “ I wanted to do my own thing and that’s how I gravitated towards semi-hollow bodies and how it became my core sound. The goal was to put together a guitar that didn’t exist yet, which merged the beauty and wonderful warm tones of a classic semi-hollow guitar but with the performance style and neck that EVH gear is known for.”

Crash-tested for over 2 years by Wolf on tour with his band Mammoth WVH, this hot rodded semi-hollow instrument was designed to project a detailed aesthetic while producing wide spectrum of tones from articulate cleans, to burning leads to brutal chugging chordal rhythms.

“Unveiling the SA-126 on this significant day is a testament to the future we're forging at EVH Gear,” said Jon Romanowski, VP Category Management, EVH Gear. “I'm incredibly proud of Wolfgang and the team for their dedication to pushing boundaries and shaping the brand's next chapter with innovation and artistry.”

SA-126 Special, Quilted Maple

Featuring a chambered Mahogany body, with a basswood Centerblock added for stability and tone. Capped with a quilt maple top w/ 5 ply body binding, this thing emits “TONE”. The neck is a 22 fret 12”-16” compound Ebony fingerboard with jumbo frets and triple block inlays on a graphite reinforced mahogany neck. With a scale length of 24 and three quarters, this feels like a modern - classic that is familiar and comfortable. Finally, a spoke wheel truss rod adjustment at the butt end of the neck for easy adjustments, on the fly. Introducing the EVH SA-126 bridge and neck pickups created by Fender’s resident pickup designer Tim Shaw and the EVH team, they can handle just about anything you feed them. From the elegant sound of cascading-glassy cleans to a heavy bath of Overdrive to “Burn” that will satisfy the most discerning “gainiac”. Three-way toggle at the upper horn to switch between bridge, bridge and neck, and neck pickups as well as two volumes and two tones to control each. Other features include a Harmonica bridge and stop bar tailpiece, oversized strap buttons, and keystone tuning pegs. The SA-126 Quilted Maple is offered in Transparent Purple and Tobacco Sunburst.

$1,899.99 USD.

SA-126 Finishes

Features

  • Chambered mahogany body with a basswood centerblock
  • Bolt-on Mahogany neck with scarf joint, EVH Modified “C” Neck Shape
  • Ebony, 12”-16” Compound Radius 22 Jumbo fret fingerboard
  • NEW EVH SA-126 Humbucking Pickups (Bridge and Neck)
  • SA-126 Hardshell case wrapped in Ivory vinyl with a blue crushed velvet interior

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