So I always read really good things about the EVH Wolfgang models. Everyone seems to have their favorite version of it (MM, Peavey, Fender), but the one thing everyone seems to agree on is that Eddie's obsessive attention to detail and insistence on approving everything with his name on it always results in an excellent product.
So if it's such a great guitar, how come nobody else (who is well known) plays one as their main axe? Sure, a lot of high profile guitarists have their own signature models and don't need to play anyone else's, but there are also a ton of touring hard rock/metal guitarists who are not big enough to get their own signature line and therefore have to play the same gear as the rest of us. But I've never seen anyone else rockin' a Wolfgang. Why is that?
I suppose this question could apply to any signature model out there, but the Wolfgang is a good one to focus on since it has classic aesthetics (no cheesy graphics, for instance) and good versatility. It also happens to be a model on my mind at the moment because a buddy of mine is offering to sell me one at a really good price, and it got me thinking about how I never see one being played by anyone (again, who is well known) other than Eddie.
My guess is most of the guys out there touring have either got their own signature, go for the classics (LP, Strat, Tele, standard Super Strat etc), or don't want to be labelled as an EVH clone. I have seen the odd few use them in the past, so it is definitely out there. Some of the specs also make it slightly specialised (down-only Floyd Rose, D-Tuna etc)
For what it's worth, I played one of the non-USA made ones years ago and absolutely adored it. Brilliant guitar, felt great and definitely worth the price. If I had more free cash at the time I would have bought it in a heartbeat.