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    Hey gang,

    OK...I've decided to get a wolf. After almost buying a strat to back up my axis, I've decided to get a wolf instead. I've always wanted one and this is as good excuse as any. I plan to buy one used on ebay, since I simply can't afford the list right now and I feel I can be patient for a good deal on either a purple or dark cherry standard.

    Anyway, does anyone have any insight that would be valuable when looking for a wolf....and more importantly, looking for one on ebay?

    Thanks,

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    Tribb has said that Wolfies that are "patent pending" may be worth more then ones that are trademarked......most beleive Wolfies are overpriced..so you might wanna score an early one (Pat. Pend) so that there is at least a "perceived value"....
    Actually I think most of us are Dave, Sam, and Mike fans. There's just a small group of people who have strange allegiances and like to get into petty pissing contests that I can't believe everyone on this site isn't bored of. - Brett

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    Yeah, I was thinking that....

    As far as the overpriced bit. I couldn't agree more...which is why I'm going the used route. Any guitar that retails for 1700 and then sells between 750-950 is overpriced.

    There's a really nice purple one on ebay right now, but it's already at 1K....and a wolfgang has to be literally brand new for me to want to spent more than 1K on it....There's also a nice dark cherryburst, but after looking at a closeup picture, it looks like the flame maple isn't as figured as it should be for a "premium limited production instrument" (as hartley peavey likes to call it)....

    I'm just gonna keep watching ebay until something good comes along and I'll pounce.

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    Good Luck on the hunt!

    I was very fortunate to receive a used Wolfie from EBAY last year. A gold top pat. pending Standard and I love it. Price was well less than half list too.

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    Do you know if the goldtop/black/ivory standards sell for less than the transparent flame maple tops?

    Also, from what I understand, some of the solid color guitars are actually 100% basswood instead of maple topped....any truth to that?

    btw, how much did you pay for your gold top?

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    From what I understand the earlier goldtops had maple caps. I don't know if that's still true.
    The thing with wolfs is that every one sounds quite different from the next so the sound is a crap shoot when you buy one unseen.
    Still, you might get a used one that's a killer so you never know. You're still smart to look for a used one that's already broken in for you.

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    All goldtops have a maple top.

    The Ivory and Black are basswood.

    Don't be fooled by some of the pictures, like the dark cherry burst. More often than not, when these guys say that it does not do the guitar justice, they ain't lying.

    Good luck with gettin your Wolf man...
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    I (actually we, my wife bought it for me for Christmas ) paid $660 + 30 to ship. Seems like the solid colors do sell for a bit less than the flameys. the Ebay seller was Fendernut. He doesn't run many auctions, but most of them are priced to move.

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    I have a "Patent Pending" '98 Goldtop Standard and an '01 flametop special. I haven't seen too much difference in the quality of the two. Both have served me quite well.

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    Take a look at www.harmony-central.com there are lots of Wolfs on there right now! There is a flame top Special for$400 that looks good to me.
    I bought my first Wolf there just make sure you know who you are dealing with before buying as you always should!
    "When I found the guitar, I refused to take lessons. This was my <br />real emotional release, and I didn't want to be taught how to <br />approach the instrument." Eddie Van Halen<br /><br />"While I believe our band will be most triumphant, the truth is Wyld Stallions will never be a super band until we get Eddie Van Halen on guitar." Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

 

 

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