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.
Assembly of The Frankengang (first neck, sans tone knob) - June 2005
Live w/ AT/DT @ The Uptown in Minneapolis - February 2007