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 #158729  by Gypsykid136
 Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:09 am
Hello all,
I am the proud and extremely lucky owner of this beautiful instrument made by augustwest1 here in the forum. Just wanted to put the word out there for anyone looking for a Wolf replica to consider one of these guitars, especially since some of the more well-known builders, like Moriarty, who were making Wolfs no longer do so.
The craftsmanship that has gone into this guitar is second to none. One thing that really stood out to me about this guitar was the “correctness” of the geometry/overall shape of the guitar (at least to my eye). All the proportions and ratios, right down to the thickness of the veneers, look right to me. You can tell a lot of time went into getting the shape just right, and it was an important factor to me and major selling point.
No detail of the build process has been over looked here either. You can tell the amount of love and care that goes into these hand-built instruments, both esthetically and in the way of playability. The wood selection is indescribable….figuring that is full of depth and character with the perfect natural color/tone. The fretboard binding and inlay work really top things off. All of the hardware is of the highest quality that you would expect to be on a guitar like this, and the electronics are just as they should be, right down to the wald-buffer and the bare 10 gauge copper ground wire inside.
The tone is spot on. Period. I just finished building a 2x12 HT-style cab and currently have: this guitar -> fyd pre -> mc250 -> e120’s. Pure. Magic. I can’t put the guitar down. My lawn needs a mow and the house needs paint but I’m just playing guitar all the time!!! The playability is amazing and comfortable. Everything was set-up nice right out of the case with beautifully dressed frets, perfect intonation, the whole nine yards. It’s a dream to play. I hope to make a video in the coming weeks worth posting on the board for you all to hear.
I have been after a guitar like this for 20+ years and it’s is everything I imagined it would be….and so much more. Thank you Bob!!!!
 #158730  by Jon S.
 Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:23 am
Wonderful! Enjoy the guitar!