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05/24/2007 @ 04:28 AM: The Wolfgang Profile Series, Part 13

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 Transparent Blue Flame

Nickname: "The Apollo"
Built: 2000
Acquired: May 2006
Story: The guys at My Music Store set me up for this one--a gorgeous blue flame top Wolfgang. The #12 project was recently completed, and I'd at that point mostly turned my sights to building and acquiring different types of guitars. (I'd bought a Les Paul just a couple weeks earlier and was considering a Tele project--which did eventually reach fruition.) This Wolfgang found its way to the music store on consignment, and the gang opted to accept it with the virtual guarantee that "AT will buy it." They didn't even tag the guitar or put it out for display--just kept it in back until I arrived. Andy greeted me that day with the line: "I've got a surprise for you." He asked me to cover my eyes and then acted impressed when I recognized the sound of the latches opening as being those of a Wolfgang case. The price was right, and the guitar was in nearly mint condition. Like all my Wolfgangs, this one, nicknamed The Apollo, has mildly different qualities in the wood and construction that help distinguish it from the rest; its most noticeable difference is an almost "softness" to the neck wood. Mostly, though, it's just very pretty. And while I genuinely enjoy playing all Wolfgangs, I have come to slightly favor the arch tops.

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Live w/ AT/DT @ The Uptown in Minneapolis - September 2006

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Live w/ AT/DT @ House Party for Al Franken - June 2007

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The Apollo

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Andrew Thomas