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    First... Lode, I stole your awesome pic of this guitar... Thanks...

    So, why did Ed only play this guitar on the "keyboard tunes"??? Are those a different tuning or is there something different with this guitar?

    I will say, that guitar looks really badass!!! I think the red with the ebony board with the block inlays go very well together... Also, the red sides and back give it a really cool look too...

    If they came out with a special version of this look and the build quality is as good as they are hoping when they move production to Mexico, I would be VERY tempted to buy one... I loved the look of the Stealth's when they came out, but this one just really grabs me big time!!!

    What do you guys/girls/other think of the new axe???
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    What do I think??

    I think it kicks arse. Fantastic looking axe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge View Post


    First... Lode, I stole your awesome pic of this guitar... Thanks...

    So, why did Ed only play this guitar on the "keyboard tunes"??? Are those a different tuning or is there something different with this guitar?

    I will say, that guitar looks really badass!!! I think the red with the ebony board with the block inlays go very well together... Also, the red sides and back give it a really cool look too...

    If they came out with a special version of this look and the build quality is as good as they are hoping when they move production to Mexico, I would be VERY tempted to buy one... I loved the look of the Stealth's when they came out, but this one just really grabs me big time!!!

    What do you guys/girls/other think of the new axe???
    I think it looks sweet. When he busted it out at the Oakland show that I went to, I liked it better than the Charvel one-offs. The matte-finish WGs are probably my favorite.

    Eddie busts it out in every tune they play in Standard Tuning.

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    I think the shade of red (headstock in the pic) goes really well with the ebony board and the block inlays... I wasn't too fond of those inlays when I saw them on some of the other finishes, but I think it really fits the look of that guitar...

    I think it's great he's using ebony boards nowadays... He probably has noticed better attack with his notes... Even though his tone is pretty gainy, the ebony probably helps a bunch with the articulation of the notes... I have noticed it with my ebony board equipped guitar... I've said it a million times but I missed the ebony boards when I bought my Wolfgang 15 years ago and I'm so glad to have it again with the new one... I admit, seeing the black Stealth inspired me to go back to an ebony board...

    Back to the red one... I think they need to put that finish into production ASAP!!! I bet they would sell a good number of both USA's and Specials in that finish... I just hope they don't put the block inlays on the Special because it if they do, I would be REALLY tempted to buy one... The block inlays just make the guitar look complete with that color... Kudos to the styling team on this one for sure...
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    I love by Peavey WG and when the Fender ones came out, I wasn't moved. But the Stealth and some of the custom guitars came out and they super interesting and aesthetically gorgeous. Once I saw the red matte come out, my jaw hit the floor. That guitar is sweet.

    I still haven't played one of the new Fender WGs yet.

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    I love the matte red Stealth(?). It looks awesome, although I love the black one better.... Hopefully, this is the road he will go down for color choice for the Wolfgangs. The "right" shade of purple with black binding would be sweet, too.
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    Kinda reminds me of the red Steinberger GM models - they were kinda a matte finish. I actually would much prefer dots instead of the block inlays though.

    I love that they're doing all sorts of new finishes though! Has anyone seen the Goldtop? I had heard he used a Goldtop for a few songs in Dallas.
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    I actually do not like the color at all! I like the stealth look alot, but this red just looks like faded cheap spraypaint to me.

    I miss the stunning trans colors on the Ernie Balls with the beautiful birdseye necks and quilted wood grains. Like I said, I am a fan of the BLK stealth, because it is unique and tough looking, but that is the only Fender EVH that I like. The ivory did nothing for me as do any of the other finishes on the Fenders.

    I think he should just stick with the black stealths on this tour, or stripe up one with black/silver or matte black/gloss black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F'nRockstar View Post
    I actually do not like the color at all! I like the stealth look alot, but this red just looks like faded cheap spraypaint to me.

    I miss the stunning trans colors on the Ernie Balls with the beautiful birdseye necks and quilted wood grains.
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    Does anyone have a link or pic to the fabled gold Stealth? (and the As Is soundcheck for that matter...)

    I think he's playing it quite plain with these Wolfgangs. I suppose the others do come out in bursts too, but apart from his original stripes, the MM colours were awesome. It would be cool to see him with something blue or green, he doesn't really go coral.
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    Got one...just looking for a 2nd guitar and the new EVH's will not be it. This 'red' one looks like pink to me.


    I'm thinking a Kramer 1984 reissue. with a green/white/black 5150 paint scheme....
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    Under the bright lights it does look pink but when I saw it out of the light being taken off stage, it looked more like a Fender Fiesta Red with the "stealth" treatment...

    Are the 1984 reissues still available or are they discontinued? I can't find them anywhere... I didn't know there was such a thing until you mentioned it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fast98dodge View Post
    Under the bright lights it does look pink but when I saw it out of the light being taken off stage, it looked more like a Fender Fiesta Red with the "stealth" treatment...

    Are the 1984 reissues still available or are they discontinued? I can't find them anywhere... I didn't know there was such a thing until you mentioned it...
    discontinued I think

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    discontinued unfortunately.....I'll find one on Ebay.
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    does anyone know if EVH / Fender plans to release the red stealth version like the one Ed used live last year a few times? That is one I would love to have.

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    No idea, but I'd definitely want one too, that flat red looks really cool.

    I'm hoping EVH comes out with some more options with ebony boards for the Special line. I also think an LP-like Custom Special would be killer.

 

 

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