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12/26/2006 @ 07:42 AM: The Wolfgang Profile Series, Part 3

For a full explanation of and introduction to The Wolfgang Profile Series, please visit my post from December 12, 2006: The Wolfgang Profile Series, Part 1. Each previous profile can be found in the News Archive section.

Peavey Wolfgang TR Gloss Black

Nickname: "The Maverick"
Built: 1998
Acquired: September 2004
Story: While seeking out a deal for a standard flame top model, I purchased this new-old-stock gloss black Wolfgang off eBay from a music store in New York. It is also a Patent Pending model (there were many black Wolfgangs produced early on). For no obvious reason this Wolfgang is heavier than most of the others, and its solid basswood body produces a slightly darker tone than Wolfgangs with a maple cap. Though I am a big fan of the look and sound of the figured maple tops, this guitar has a cool, bold "motorcycle" shine to it, and that darker tone suits me well some days. Only the standard gloss black and gloss ivory Wolfgangs came with ivory colored tuning buttons on the Schaller machine heads; all other arch top models came with pearloid buttons. The ivory buttons were prone to cracking, though, and it was impossible to find exact replacements. Eventually I found a company in Germany that manufactured something similar and fit the Schallers. The guitar is otherwise stock. For a good few years now this Wolfgang has been a go-to guitar--always reliable. It is named after my former black and white cat, Maverick, who passed away in 2003.

The_Maverick_01 (56k image)
Recording the School Rox EP @ Soliton - December 2004

The_Maverick_02 (62k image)
Live w/ AT/DT @ Club Underground in Minneapolis - October 2006

Maverick (32k image)
Maverick (1987-2003)

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Andrew Thomas