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    Default Kinda Sorta Accidental NGD...EVH Wolfgang Custom Standard Prototype

    Backstory: Fender/EVH toyed around with the idea of import versions of the Les Paul inspired Wolfgang Custom line. This would've been known as the Wolfgang Custom Standard. They made a few prototypes and several of them got out into the wild via Fender employees. These have mahogany bodies, rosewood fretboards, stainless steel frets, and USA hardware.

    I first found them on eBay and then noticed a few on Craigslist over the years, I've probably only seen 3 for sale in private hands. They almost always sold for around or a little over $1,000. The Music Zoo got a hold of several of them in each color and sells them for $1799. Last week I noticed an auction for one of these with a super low starting bid and even posted about it here, hoping it'd get some traction and get out of the range of "I'd be a fool for not bidding on that."

    Sunday night, watching the Grammy's with my wife, and my eBay app sets off an alert that the auction is ending soon. It was still at $600, the opening bid. At about two minutes left in the auction I explained the backstory to my wife, and ended up putting in a bid of $650 just for fun, but also thinking I might try to flip it for a profit if I win. Now suddenly I'm the winning bid at $630. Oh shit. Somebody else has to be watching this to snipe it, surely there's no way I wouldn't get outbid on this thing. It's a rare prototype and the opening bid was super low...

    And I guess I don't have to explain what happened next...









    And no, I donít think Iíll flip it anymore.


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    Nice chips broham. Sounds pretty good. I likey.


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    Great guitar Jedi! I LOVE happy accidents like that! Placed a bid a few years back for what is now my green Peavey Wolf--NEVER thought I'd actually win the auction...guess what!? That's cool your wife supports such 'accidents' too! If I bore my wife enough with any given back story, she'll usually jump on board!

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    If the fretboard was ebony I would have outbid you :P

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    Beautiful guitar and great playing, Jedi.
    I'm just here.

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    Who the hell are we? Hey!

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    So these things are readily available? You got a link to a live one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd View Post
    So these things are readily available? You got a link to a live one?


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    But for $800 more you could get this https://www.themusiczoo.com/products...tar-lemonburst

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    That's screwy. Jedi got his for 600 and change. They want 1700 for one. I'll pass if its that much. I could get a lot of cool stuff for 1700 instead of that.

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    I agree that $1,700 is way too much for a MIC guitar.

    I got insanely lucky. I've seen 3-4 others all sell for $1000-$1200.

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    Default Kinda Sorta Accidental NGD...EVH Wolfgang Custom Standard Prototype

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    I agree that $1,700 is way too much for a MIC guitar.

    I got insanely lucky. I've seen 3-4 others all sell for $1000-$1200.
    A G is doable. But for 1700 I could get a striped EVH wolf. Which I'd rather have if I'm honest.


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    Great story, great deal, great guitar, and great playing! Nice score, Jedi!
    I remember you mentioning this axe a few days ago. So happy it worked out for you.

    Your wife is obviously a keeper! Haha.
    Slick playing. Sounds incredible.
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    That's cool man. Similar (maybe not quite) story to what happened to me a few weeks ago. I hit the pawn shop after mass and there was a brand new American strat for $800. Plastic on guard, everything. The guy there who I know pretty well said someone came in and sold it, brand new... had receipts and everything. They sold it to me for $700 out the door. I set it up a bit, put it on craigslist as a possible trade for a Wolfgang. Next day, a guy offers me a MIJ vintage white hardtail wolf +300 cash for the strat, to which I agreed since I really dig Wolfgangs more. He had bought it in Miami on a business trip which was cool. Pretty much dead mint. Will need to have fret ends filed a bit in the spring as the neck dried a bit from going Miami to NJ in the dead of winter. Other than that, 10/10 condition.
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    It has taken some serious discipline not to buy one of those from The Music Zoo
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    Congrats on the good deal. Seems like a really nice guitar. Does it have stainless frets?
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