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    So I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting my first WG. I have an opportunity to pick up a 2015 Special with the TOM bridge. Near mint condition, just gorgeous. But the guy wants considerably more than a new Special and I'm not sure why. For you WG pros, any huge differences in the 15 vs the new ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird View Post
    So I'm thinking of taking the plunge and getting my first WG. I have an opportunity to pick up a 2015 Special with the TOM bridge. Near mint condition, just gorgeous. But the guy wants considerably more than a new Special and I'm not sure why. For you WG pros, any huge differences in the 15 vs the new ones?
    If the guy wants more for it than a brand new one, don't take the bait. Or haggle hXc. No matter what - EVH's aren't "out of print" like Peaveys & EBMMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joezlo View Post
    If the guy wants more for it than a brand new one, don't take the bait. Or haggle hXc. No matter what - EVH's aren't "out of print" like Peaveys & EBMMs.
    That's what I was thinking. Just making sure there wasn't a major upgrade in the last 5-6 years. He's asking $1299.

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    No, 2015 was after making the switch to the MIM factory. So unless you’re after a hard tail (they don’t make any currently) I would not take that bait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    No, 2015 was after making the switch to the MIM factory. So unless you’re after a hard tail (they don’t make any currently) I would not take that bait.
    That's what intrigued me the most at first, Jedi--the hard tail. That being said, do you find the WGs with trems harder to stay in tune?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird View Post
    That's what intrigued me the most at first, Jedi--the hard tail. That being said, do you find the WGs with trems harder to stay in tune?
    I find Floyd guitars easier to keep in tune, likely because you eliminate any string movement beyond the nut or saddle.

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    Although I’ve had my criticisms of my Wolfgang Special, the stability of the Floyd Rose trem has never been one of them. Pretty sure a nuclear bomb could go off next to the guitar, and that thing would stay in tune.

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    Prices for Wolfgangs are inflated due to Ed’s death. If the guy is asking more for a used guitar than a new one costs, that tells you everything you need to know.

    People are trying to cash in on any guitar with his name on it regardless of the fact that they’re mass produced guitars. The fact they have the company name on em’ (EVH) adds nothing to the value in conjunction with Ed’s death.

    The Ernie Balls and the Peavey’s are the guitars that now hold a higher values since they’re not being made anymore and are close to entering vintage-age territory.

    At least the EBMMs are, anyways.


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    Honestly ALL guitars prices online are inflated right now. Have been since the pandemic started.
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    Quick update: Pulled the trigger on this little beauty this morning. Can't wait!

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    Love the finish! Congratulations!


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    Congrats bro.... any EVH style guitar, Kramer, EBMM, PV Wolf and certainly EVH is gonna come in high now. Right or wrong it comes down to how bad you want it.... if your happy with it and think its fair...get it... if not don't....

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    That's a great colour, I have just purchased the Stealth Special. Amazing guitars. Congrats again.
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    Thanks. Really loving this thing so far. Neck, trem, pickups all amazing. First time with vintage frets so it's an adjustment but I'm actually liking them better than I thought I would. More "feel" from the fretboard if that makes sense. Also trying to get used to the backwards pickup switch. But so far, so good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybird View Post
    Thanks. Really loving this thing so far. Neck, trem, pickups all amazing. First time with vintage frets so it's an adjustment but I'm actually liking them better than I thought I would. More "feel" from the fretboard if that makes sense. Also trying to get used to the backwards pickup switch. But so far, so good...
    I hear you on the frets. My special came with the pup switch as normal, I know it says its backwards on the specs but it seems hit and miss, I know people with the Specials and its totally random on the switch, odd.
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