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03/01/2007 @ 01:43 AM: The Wolfgang Profile Series, Part 8

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 Special TR Gloss Purple Custom

Nickname: "The Frankengang"
Built: N/A (Neck: 1998)
Acquired: November 2004 – June 2005
Story: In presentation this guitar looks basically like a production model Wolfgang Special. In actuality, however, it is a "Frankenstein" of six different Wolfgangs. I acquired the parts from eBay and Peavey over the course of about eight months and assembled the guitar in June and July of 2005. The body is gloss purple; I'd planned to have it repainted in gloss sparkling silver by a local auto body shop, but I was much too ambitious about getting the guitar together, and to paint it after its assembled fruition would have been more trouble than it was worth. Eventually it will be a unique new color. The first neck I had for this project came from a Patent Pending Wolfgang Special and showed up extremely dirty and in not-so-great condition. I've since replaced it with another Patent Pending neck that is, in contrast, virtually new. I did two modifications to this Wolfgang: a tone knob (not an option for Wolfgang Specials) and a coil tap (a push-pull switch on the tone knob). Those simple additions significantly increase the tonal options from this Wolfgang. Credit for the nickname "Frankengang" goes to Nick from My Music Store.

Frankengang_01 (45k image)
Assembly of The Frankengang (first neck, sans tone knob) - June 2005

Frankengang_02 (57k image)
Live w/ AT/DT @ The Uptown in Minneapolis - February 2007

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Andrew Thomas