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    Default EVH Wolfgang Special on closeout!?!

    Just got a music catalog in the mail. In it it says the EVH Wolfgang Special is on closeout, which to me means it's discontinued. Anybody hear anything about this? Maybe they are going to reintroduce the line and do it the way it should have been, better than the Peavey Specials which are pretty damn good. Or is it going away forever? From this catalog it seems they might be trying to focus on the Stripe Series. And it looks like they are adding at least one more Stripe Series. So are they eliminating the Special and going with the Striped Series as a lower priced EVH Guitar with feel and sound still like the USA series?

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    Don't know anything about the discontinued wolfs but I'd bet and hope the new striped series is the fair warning unchained circles replica.

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    Places like Sweetwater and Zzounds have had a price drop to $899, Musician's Friend to $999, and I'm sure other retailers will follow suit. Just a price drop, just like how the 5150iii started at $1999 and is now ~$1800. I'd be surprised if they discontinued the line, maybe they're just trying to move their existing inventory (which they probably paid more for) in light of the new pricing.

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    I'd be very shocked if the Wolfgang Special line was to be gone forever . Those guitars get into the hands of more players IMO . Also , I think the striped series is cool and all , but kind of limited . They are great to own and play , yet are single pickup axes and limited to a very select and somewhat small niche .

    I don't see them having the diversity and appeal of the Wolf models . I could be wrong .
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    I agree. The striped series is really only for VH fans. If you play guitar and don't like EVH or Van Halen that much, why would you buy the striped series? As has already been said, you're limited with a single pickup and no tone control. It is really only for the big VH fans out there, whereas the Wolfgang is for anyone, as evident by the list of artists who use them on the EVH Gear site.

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    I actually have it on pretty decent authority that they may be ready to discontinue all the stripe series except the red, black, white and that the unchained version will be a limited run.

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    I impulse bought a cherry special hard tail the other day, it was on special at Long and Mcquade. when they rang the guitar up it said they no longer carry this product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evh5150vanhalen View Post
    I impulse bought a cherry special hard tail the other day, it was on special at Long and Mcquade. when they rang the guitar up it said they no longer carry this product.
    I've had similar experiences when dealing with L&M's website . Which location did you shop at ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vhMcG View Post
    I've had similar experiences when dealing with L&M's website . Which location did you shop at ?
    99% of the time it's Halifax, but I'll pop into one in Calgary when I have time and I'm out there working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evh5150vanhalen View Post
    99% of the time it's Halifax, but I'll pop into one in Calgary when I have time and I'm out there working.
    Cool . I use their Toronto area locations . There are 3 which are within my general route .

    P.S. - I lived in Calgary when I was 8-12 , in a suburb called Beddington Heights . Small world ... Cheers
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    I built a Bumble Bee that plays so nice, I almost regret painting it, as it'd be silly to play it at gigs for anything other than VH tunes. If I could round up the exact same parts again, I'd consider doing another build and painting it seafoam so I could use if for other tunes at gigs.

    Why would they discontinue Wolf Specs?

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    I saw that as well. But to me that price isn't a blow out price. A few months ago Guitar Center was selling Stealth Hard Tail Specials for $450. I have an American Stealth with a Floyd, but at $450 I asked if they had any Specials with a Floyd. They didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maltiero View Post
    I agree. The striped series is really only for VH fans. If you play guitar and don't like EVH or Van Halen that much, why would you buy the striped series? As has already been said, you're limited with a single pickup and no tone control. It is really only for the big VH fans out there, whereas the Wolfgang is for anyone, as evident by the list of artists who use them on the EVH Gear site.
    I agree. But I wear my b/w striped sneakers to work. I work at a hospital so I see a lot of people come and go. Almost no one knows what they are, but I get a lot of compliments. In fact a co worker said he was going to buy a pair. When he saw the y/b he says he bought two pair!

    Made me think if the VH sneakers we're say displayed at mall shoe store, they'd probably sell a lot. People like the artwork. At least that's been my experience. I doubt too many people would buy the guitar for the same reason though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFU View Post
    I agree. But I wear my b/w striped sneakers to work. I work at a hospital so I see a lot of people come and go. Almost no one knows what they are, but I get a lot of compliments. In fact a co worker said he was going to buy a pair. When he saw the y/b he says he bought two pair!

    Made me think if the VH sneakers we're say displayed at mall shoe store, they'd probably sell a lot. People like the artwork. At least that's been my experience. I doubt too many people would buy the guitar for the same reason though.
    Why isn't this a thing? They'd make a ton off that and just continue to expose Van Halen to my generation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie's Littler Monster View Post
    I actually have it on pretty decent authority that they may be ready to discontinue all the stripe series except the red, black, white and that the unchained version will be a limited run.
    Does your insider have the scoop on the release date and street price for the new replica ?
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