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    Default NGD - Peavey Wolfgang Special Suprise

    I picked up a used Peavey Wolfgang Special off Guitar Center's Used Gear site this week for parts for other guitar projects I have going on. I wanted to buy a couple of Wolfgang pickups at GC but they were out of stock, and I saw this used Peavey Wolfgang Special for $349.00 and thought I'll just get this thing and pull the pickups out of it for my project.

    The guitar arrived last night, its an amber quilt top (I assume its a Korean model because it was so inexpensive), it was kind dusty and not well taken care of. I plugged it in and WOW! I was really impressed on how this guitar played and sounded. I only ever had one other Peavey Wolfgang Special before and I didn't really care for the playability of that guitar, but this Peavey is amazingly superior to the other Peavey I had.

    What really impressed me about this guitar was how quiet the pickups are compared to my other EVH guitars. There is like zero noise. On all my other EVH guitars I really have to mute the open strings to keep them quiet when I'm jamming, but on this Peavey Wolfgang Special I don't have to worry so much about muting while playing. Plays like a $1000.00 guitar.

    All that being said, I'm keeping this guitar intact and its a great additional to my EVH collection. I cleaned it up and put some new strings on and BAM! What a great guitar. I'll have to be patient and try to find another pickup for my project guitar.
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    IDK if there were any USA quilts but the sure fire way to tell if it's Korean is to look at EVH sig on back of the headstock. If it's branded/burned in it's a USA model. Otherwise it's Korean.
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    the sig looks like a sticker - I'll take a closer look when I get back to the house. I assume its Korean, but man, plays like a monster.
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    I've owned a few of the EXP Specials , and man , they were all really good imo .
    They had a great feel and tone to them . Even the setups were close to 'spot on' . I regret selling a couple of them - a tobacco sunburst and an amber quilt .

    Great guitars for the $$$ .
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    I scored one of these for $300 off ebay back in May, and it's awesome. The pickups are the same as the USA models, I think, and they really do sound great. Mine is a maroon color which I'm not too fond of, as I'd prefer the blue or amber one, but I'm really happy with it.


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    I've had a Korean special since 02 (03?) when they first came out. I love it. It's set up perfect, I never have to adjust anything. I can beat the crap out of the Floyd and it won't go out of tune. The neck plays great. I don't understand why so many dismiss these as crap, or "stay away from the EXP".

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    Bought one when they first came out & the bridge broke into pieces the first day I used it. Sent the guitar back & didn't bother replacing it.

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    There are a lot of good quality guitars these days that are imports . Of course there can be some duds , yet I'm impressed with many overseas made/assembled axes .
    A lot of people have a mental block when it comes to USA vs (insert country here) made guitars . I've seen some crappy domestic ones too . It goes both ways IMO .

    Since we're talking about Eddie's line here , let's remember that his early guitars were dirt cheap and beat to hell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Van Halen View Post
    IDK if there were any USA quilts but the sure fire way to tell if it's Korean is to look at EVH sig on back of the headstock. If it's branded/burned in it's a USA model. Otherwise it's Korean.
    It's s sticker. I assumed it was a Korean model when I bought it based on the price, and incredibly surprised how much I like this guitar. Probably the best $350.00 I ever spent on a guitar.
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    Nice !
    Looks like the amber EXP I used to have
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    Nice! I sniped a blue one on eBay a few yrs. ago for $360. Seller disappeared, probably figured it'd go for a lot more, forgot to put a reserve on it. PP refunded my money and I'm sure the seller just changed IDs.

 

 

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