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08-16-2013 11:21 PM
DaylightDies
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

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Originally Posted by Brosa View Post
My old 8 string has a pale moon ebony board. I actually prefer the white streaks in ebony over the jet black gabon ebony.

That's sexy as hell. Very Van Gogh.
08-16-2013 08:01 PM
Brosa
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

My old 8 string has a pale moon ebony board. I actually prefer the white streaks in ebony over the jet black gabon ebony.

08-15-2013 11:43 PM
KoreanZombie
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

the pic isnt working anymore =/
05-25-2013 01:59 AM
atomicvai
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

Fender ended up sending me a brand new guitar. Turns out the one I received was never supposed to be sold. It had been used for demos in Arizona for the new EVH amps, so was well used. It was put back in to stock my mistake. The new one is of the quality I expect from EVH.
05-08-2013 01:11 PM
63Blazer
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

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Originally Posted by Hikey Mikey View Post
Ebony is becoming scarce because of our desire for so-called "flawless" black boards. Have you seen Bob Taylor's video regarding the issue?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anCGvfsBoFY

In the not-so-distant past, loggers would cut down ten or more ebony trees to find one that was all-black. The streaked wood would then be left on the ground. Personally, I'd rather have a "streaked" ebony board on my guitar than to have that wood rot in the rainforest.

Nothing at all wrong with your board . . . I'd say, rather, what's flawed are the deeply ingrained standards of beauty and desirability to which we cling.

Peace

Mike
That's so shocking and deserves it's own thread which I will make from the video. I too am all for streaked ebony!
05-08-2013 12:24 PM
atomicvai
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

As another follow-up to this, and to give props to Fender for their customer service, I wanted to pass along some more info. I heard directly from Fender today, and they are looking at having a brand new neck made and shipped to me to replace the current one... I was pretty blown away at the personal response from them.
05-07-2013 08:45 PM
linuxpenguin
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

Thats pretty good news man. Awesome they are letting you keep your "new" one for the time being. I know that peavey had some "issues" wit hthe wolfgangs (EVH stopped production of some stuff), so some people had to wait a while before they got their orders in. Sucks, but he kind of takes his name on a guitar seriously. Hope it all works out for you man.
05-07-2013 06:54 PM
atomicvai
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

Well they've ordered me another one and let me keep using this one in the meantime, can't argue with that. Hoping that they can actually still get one, and that it's not in the same shape as this.
05-07-2013 05:56 PM
DaylightDies
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

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Originally Posted by atomicvai View Post
I'm definitely within the return period, I only got it on the 3rd. I also have a really good relationship with the place I bought it from. My only issue is, there's no stock left of these guitars... I don't know if they're discontinued or just in production again and there's a supply gap... so if I return this I might not find another.

I actually originally ordered in a Japanese Stealth hardtail, but when it arrived it was in terrible shape. Frets cut my hands up to play they were so sharp (both sides), tone pot was almost seized up, pickup switch was super loose (compared to my others), glue on the fretboard... that's what made me go to the US, I wanted assured quality...
That's crazy (and crappy) that you had such a bad experience with EVH. The fit and finish of my Japanese Stealth HT honestly blew me away, even getting it from guitar center, where it'd been for several months. Fretwork is up there with the best I've ever owned, and from everything I've seen most people say about any of the Japanese Jackson/Charvel/EVH stuff, their QC is supposed to be very tight.
05-07-2013 01:12 PM
linuxpenguin
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

ohhhh thats really weird man. Id definitely take it back for the nut issue, thats ridiculous.
05-07-2013 12:54 PM
atomicvai
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

I'm definitely within the return period, I only got it on the 3rd. I also have a really good relationship with the place I bought it from. My only issue is, there's no stock left of these guitars... I don't know if they're discontinued or just in production again and there's a supply gap... so if I return this I might not find another.

I actually originally ordered in a Japanese Stealth hardtail, but when it arrived it was in terrible shape. Frets cut my hands up to play they were so sharp (both sides), tone pot was almost seized up, pickup switch was super loose (compared to my others), glue on the fretboard... that's what made me go to the US, I wanted assured quality...
05-07-2013 12:31 PM
DaylightDies
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

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Originally Posted by atomicvai View Post
I just expect perfection for $3k. My Jems are perfect, my LP's are perfect... hell, my Japenese EVH's are perfect.
This. For $3K your OCD shouldn't be able to find anything to bother it, because the maker's OCD should've caught it first and never left it out of the factory. My Japanese EVH was dead flawless when I got it, so your US should be even better. If there's anything nagging at you, and you're still in the return period, I'd take it back until you get the one you can't find anything with.
05-07-2013 12:25 PM
atomicvai
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

It's not a height issue, it's a left/right issue, if you look at the nut head on, you can see about 1mm of fretboard on the left side (low E) but it's flush with the right. As I said, OCD, it probably has zero impact on the guitar... it plays great, sounds great.

I need to just enjoy the guitar. May affect resale value, but it's not my intention to ever sell my guitars. I just expect perfection for $3k. My Jems are perfect, my LP's are perfect... hell, my Japenese EVH's are perfect.
05-07-2013 11:33 AM
linuxpenguin
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

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Originally Posted by atomicvai View Post
Now I'm noticing that the locking nut isn't flush... there about a 1mm gap on the low E side of the nut, but it's flush to the high E side... my OCD is killing me.

nut shim. Even the highest end guitars need to be set up right

Can you see any material under it?
05-07-2013 11:28 AM
atomicvai
Re: EVH Wolfgang Stealth Ebony Fretboard

Now I'm noticing that the locking nut isn't flush... there about a 1mm gap on the low E side of the nut, but it's flush to the high E side... my OCD is killing me.
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