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    I noticed in the new Eddie pics he is playing a Wolfgang. After leaving Peavey and joining up with Fender/ Charvel it would stand to reason he would be playing the new product.

    Does anyone own a Charvel (obviously I mean the sig. series)?

    Are they players along the ebmm or Wolfie lines?

    Do they suck like most new Fender produced stuff?

    Of course, with EVH it could have been the only guitar he had in the trunk of his car.

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    to me it seems as if the wolfgang really is his ultimate guitar. He's still playing them live, even after the Charvel deal.

    Or maybe he just needs that darned sustainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzefflin
    I noticed in the new Eddie pics he is playing a Wolfgang. After leaving Peavey and joining up with Fender/ Charvel it would stand to reason he would be playing the new product.

    Does anyone own a Charvel (obviously I mean the sig. series)?

    Are they players along the ebmm or Wolfie lines?

    Do they suck like most new Fender produced stuff?

    Of course, with EVH it could have been the only guitar he had in the trunk of his car.
    I was wondering about some of that too. First he shows up at the Chesney show with the Wolfgang and now this flower show too. Fender/Charvel must be freaking out, even if the deal let's him play anything he wants in public; which wasn't the case with EBMM. They restricted him to only playing the EBMM EVH in public.

    The guy that works on my guitars, who is also a fellow VH freak and has actually met Ed a few times, has played/worked on a few of the new EVH Charvels and told me that, for the money, they're not that great. It's basically on old San Dimas with stripes, but he said it wasn't even as good as one of those. Of course, that's just an opinion.

    New Fender stuff suck??? Which models? I have two newer teles that I love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly
    Or maybe he just needs that darned sustainer(
    He must love those. He could have a Sustainer put in any guitar or, probably, do it himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otis5150
    I was wondering about some of that too. First he shows up at the Chesney show with the Wolfgang and now this flower show too. Fender/Charvel must be freaking out, even if the deal let's him play anything he wants in public; which wasn't the case with EBMM. They restricted him to only playing the EBMM EVH in public.

    The guy that works on my guitars, who is also a fellow VH freak and has actually met Ed a few times, has played/worked on a few of the new EVH Charvels and told me that, for the money, they're not that great. It's basically on old San Dimas with stripes, but he said it wasn't even as good as one of those. Of course, that's just an opinion.

    New Fender stuff suck??? Which models? I have two newer teles that I love.

    Man, I knew I shouldn't have bagged on Fender right after I started this.

    Actually I own a music store and have been a Fender dealer from day one.
    My opinion is directly affected by the relationship I have had with the company rep.
    Bolt on mass produced slabs of wood that keep going up in price and down in quality, poorly setup, part Mexican part U.S.A. prostituted force $25,000 dollars worth of product down your throat no retail gettin Guitar Center deep throatin uterus bag licking dog douche ...........................................

    Nothing personal but, it aint your grandads Fender anymore. I know how personal a guitar preference can be and this only reflects my opinion.

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    $2,639.99 is a lot of money to pay for a guitar with only one pickup. You'd really just be paying that much money for the EVH artwork. If you're looking for an EVH replica guitar, I've been told that Mean Street Guitars is the way to go. As for me, I'll stick with my Wolfgangs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam-5150
    $2,639.99 is a lot of money to pay for a guitar with only one pickup. You'd really just be paying that much money for the EVH artwork. If you're looking for an EVH replica guitar, I've been told that Mean Street Guitars is the way to go. As for me, I'll stick with my Wolfgangs.
    That's pretty much the consensus, at least it's what I've heard so far and read in reviews of the EVH Charvel. Like anything else, you'd have to play it to know for sure and it's all subjective. You could put together almost the same guitar with Warmouth parts (or some other manufacturer) and pay less than half of what the Charvel costs. Used to have an Axis and, IMO, that was the best guitar EVH ever endorsed. I recently picked up an EBMM Petrucci that's really sweet.

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    it has always seemed to me that he made the charvel sigs as more of an art piece, a novelty if you will...i've never been suprised to see him using his wolfgangs....

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    I have two Wolfgangs and one EBMM and have played the new EVH Charvels. In my opinion, the EBMM is still the best and the Wolfgang is a close second. I didn't buy the Charvel. Maybe I would if it was $1300-$1500...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzefflin
    Man, I knew I shouldn't have bagged on Fender right after I started this.

    Actually I own a music store and have been a Fender dealer from day one.
    My opinion is directly affected by the relationship I have had with the company rep.
    Bolt on mass produced slabs of wood that keep going up in price and down in quality, poorly setup, part Mexican part U.S.A. prostituted force $25,000 dollars worth of product down your throat no retail gettin Guitar Center deep throatin uterus bag licking dog douche ...........................................

    Nothing personal but, it aint your grandads Fender anymore. I know how personal a guitar preference can be and this only reflects my opinion.

    Not counting that "Hello Kitty" Strat. Just kidding, I kid.

    This is actually pretty easy, you buy an EVH Charvel because you like Eddie and you want a quality guitar. The Wolfgang has more options and IMO is more playable than the Charvel in that you've got two pickups, locking tremello, D-tuna (on some models) and great woodwork and hardwear. The wolfgang is a guitar that anyone can play no matter what music. There are as many Country players with them as Rockers, that says it all IMO.

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    Well, Ed did design the Wolfgang (and name it after his kid). Plus he's probably got a thousand of them. So just because Peavey isn't making them anymore doesn't mean he can't use them. Why let such a wonderful guitar sit and collect dust?

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    ok, i'll chime in. I own a B/Y and R/W/B EVH Art. I also wrote a review on the Art series over a year ago on this forum.

    I gig with the RBW one and an amber wolfgang (www.thenailers.com). Other than the obvious differences the feel is different, the neck is wider on the charvel.

    Bottom line is I love both guitars, the charvel gives me more of a strat feel and I use it on 2 of 3 sets we play. We do covers and so I do need the versatility of the wolfgang.

    Forgetting about the price I love the charvel.

 

 

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