01/16/2008 @ 02:15 PM: After a short hiatus The Wolfgang Profile Series is back! At the present there are just two Wolfgang guitars left to profile. And in a few weeks I will begin The Guitar Profile Series, which will showcase my various other non-Wolfgang guitars.
The Wolfgang Profile Series, Part 18
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 ST Transparent Green Flame
Acquired: August 2007
Story: For almost two years I had a brand new vintage nut birdseye Peavey Wolfgang replacement neck sitting idle. It was something I picked up off eBay on a whim, just because such a part was so rare and, who knew when it might be useful? (See: Wolfgang #16.) I was looking into having a replica body built for the neck when the auction for this guitar came up. Located in Canada, a transparent green (my favorite color) Wolfgang arch top stop tail--with a broken neck--hit the auction block. The guitar was otherwise in prime shape (sans a small chip on the neck pickup suffered during the same accident that broke the neck), and it of course sold for a fraction of its original value because of the irreversible neck damage. Outside of Custom Shop and rare Wolfies, I felt I was essentially done buying them; the only production model I was semi-actively looking for was another standard model stop tail to serve as backup to the one other I had, #7. Upon arrival, with relative swift motion I removed the broken neck and attached the new one. And the guitar got--as they all did--a thorough rite-of-passage cleaning and adjustment. Though I didn't expect it to, this Wolfgang's tonal characteristics surprised me in that they varied noticeably from its #7 counterpart; I guess different trees and different build days are indeed more significant factors than identical construction specifications when it comes to the final feel and aural qualities of an instrument.