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    Default Hey guys, look what I just grabbed

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    I have owned numerous EBMMs (EVHs and Axis's), Peavey Wolfgangs (standards and specials) as well as all the striped EVH guitars I have built, bought and painted through the years and for some reason I just did not jump on these new Fender Wolfies when they first came out. Mostly due to the high price and the hard times financially that we all get a dose of daily.

    But after watching these guitars for the last few months or so and reading the reviews I finally decided to grab a sunburst Japan Wolfie special because the price was right. Just got it off eBay for 1100 total (S/H included). Its brand new and here are some pics. I will post more when she arrives. Just thought I would share in the joy.

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    Great business!
    Maybe it's more valuable nowadays to aquire a EVH special than an used Peavey standart IMHO. It depends on the quality of the used one ofc...

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    Awesome guitar Rob. Congrats.

    I plan on having one as well by mid year... I'll also be getting the Sunburst.
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    Hey Rob!

    These are solid guitars, but as I noticed on yours and on mine, the high e string may be a little closer to the edge of the fretboard than you may be used to. It had worried me that it was a defect or something, but its since become clear that its just how these guitars are made.

    I have a black one. The sunburst ones look nice, assuming you can get one with a good top. the one I saw at my local music store was rather meh, so I went with the black.

    would love to see more pics of yours once you get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psrajam91 View Post
    Hey Rob!

    These are solid guitars, but as I noticed on yours and on mine, the high e string may be a little closer to the edge of the fretboard than you may be used to. It had worried me that it was a defect or something, but its since become clear that its just how these guitars are made.

    I have a black one. The sunburst ones look nice, assuming you can get one with a good top. the one I saw at my local music store was rather meh, so I went with the black.

    would love to see more pics of yours once you get it!

    Yeah the original EVH Music Man also had this issue, EBMM even wrote about it on the Axis faq of their website, commenting that they changed the neck a lil' bit after some players asked them.

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    I bought one of these last month . Really like the top on mine. I have the Ernie Ball EVH as well as 3 peavey wolfgangs. This is a quality guitar. Haven't really noticed the high E string issue, will have to check it out

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    yeah i want a black cherry special or a purple burst when and if it was ever to come out. right now im not really feelin the colors they are offering.

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    The tobacco burst really is a nice top. In the right light it looks like the guitar is a glowing campfire. I like it. Not really a tobacco burst though, I would call it a Sunburst !!

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    thanks for the comments and heads up guys. I do appreciate it. And you can bet more pics will be following once I get the guitar in hand. Hopefully within a week or so. UPS shipping was free with the auction so I assume the guy is using the standard ground so hopefully its here in a week or so.

    I know what you mean about the high E string. Back in 94 I had a blue EBMM EVH that had the same issue. I did get used to it but found it rather odd at first. At least I know what to expect. The Peaveys never seemed to have this isse in my opinion. Maybe it was something Ed liked or preffered. I just find it strange that the EBMM and Fender specials have this in common and Ed never picked up on it. That tells me it could be an "Edward" preference. He is just strange and different enough to have something like this be a personal preference of his. Otherwise as strict as he is, he would be pulling production. I could be wrong though.

    Its funny.... out of all the EBMM and Wolfies I have owned through the years this is the first sunburst color I have owned. All mine have been amber, red, green, one blue EBMM, ivory or black. Never had the sunburst but for some reason this one just "to me" looks nice and it is what I wanted.

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    well I have had a chance to jam on the new guitar for about 3 days now. Here is what I think.

    I love the guitar and there is no doubt that its a solid guitar and I look forward to nice long relationship with her for sure

    now I hate to say it guys but this is honestly how I feel. I like the neck on the Peavey better. The Peavey feels smoother, faster and the action is lower in my opinion. The Fender is not bad at all but I definately prefer the neck on the Peavey more. I dont know, thats just me. I know some will disagree with me but thats my impression of the neck. Aside from that, I love the guitar and look forward to getting home from work tomorrow so I can jam on it again.

    my 2 cents,

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamvhcornell View Post
    yeah i want a black cherry special or a purple burst when and if it was ever to come out. right now im not really feelin the colors they are offering.
    I feel ya. I'm waiting for a blue of some sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150rob View Post
    well I have had a chance to jam on the new guitar for about 3 days now. Here is what I think.

    I love the guitar and there is no doubt that its a solid guitar and I look forward to nice long relationship with her for sure

    now I hate to say it guys but this is honestly how I feel. I like the neck on the Peavey better. The Peavey feels smoother, faster and the action is lower in my opinion. The Fender is not bad at all but I definately prefer the neck on the Peavey more. I dont know, thats just me. I know some will disagree with me but thats my impression of the neck. Aside from that, I love the guitar and look forward to getting home from work tomorrow so I can jam on it again.

    my 2 cents,

    Rob
    Definitely feeling you on the neck issue, except i cant really compare it to a Peavey. My custom-built 5150 clone has a similar neck except its fatter that the wolfgang's and right now i still prefer that probably for two reasons:

    a)I've been using more or less everyday for that last 18 months (and boy does it show)

    b) It's an unfinished neck and my skin's oils are all up in that wood.


    I think the more you play your Wolfgang, the better the neck will feel. As Ed says in the owner's manual, the neck will feel a lot better after a few months of playing, so your oils can get in there. Sounds like BS, but I'm a firm believer in that. The neck on my Kramer plays waaay better than it ever did in 2009.

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    Hey 5150rob ,
    Looking at your picture you posted, if you look at the body between the pickups, I see a skull shape. Eye sockets and nose that leads right to the neck pickup if you look at guitar upside down. Pretty cool, do you see it?

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    ha ha... Wow SPW5150 your right.

    damn man that is kinda cool and I never did notice it. Now get this... look at it the other way and it looks like a sadistic grin.

    that is cool.

    Rob

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    Your guitar is evil

 

 

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