I went to GC and I saw they had 4 Wolfgangs! Surprisingly, they were on the middle row so I didn't even have to ask someone to get one down for me.
I grabbed a hardtail because GC guitars are often out of tune, and you can't really tune a floating bridge in the store, so I figured if it was out of tune I could retune it easily.
Then I see that it has locking nuts despite being a hardtail.
I always thought these were odd-looking guitars, although I had never seen one in person. But with EVH's name on it and being $1,000+ guitars, I wanted to see what they were all about. Here is a pros and cons list, starting with the cons:
- the head is too small
- it wasn't really comfortable to play and sat funny on my lap. Not as bad as a Les Paul, but it certainly didn't stay in place like an RG.
- locking nuts and hard tail with fine tuners?
- the switch to change pickups didn't produce a satisfying click when I adjusted it. It was too easy to flip back and forth
- the volume and tone knobs were not aligned (I assume this is easy to fix)
- 22 frets
Now before you think I'm just hating on a $1,000+ guitar, here is the pros list.
- The lowest action I've ever seen. Ever. With one possible exception being a fixed bridge Zoltan that I played at a local music store. The action on this Wolfgang made my RG750 with a Wizard I neck feel like a steel guitar by comparison. It was low as fuck with no buzzing at all. It was so low that it actually took me a few minutes to get use to it, and then it wasn't even like playing a guitar; it was having a touch screen neck.
I seriously could have played it all day (occasionally stopping to readjust it on my lap).
Are they all like that? The employee there said that's how they come from the factory, set up and ready to shred. Fuck. It was like the opposite of every other GC guitar that is set up like crap with high action and out of tune.
On that note, the reason I went to GC was to check out the RG2XXV and RG3XXV. The RG3XXV was unplayable because it was really out of tune and the action was a bit high.
EVH crew, is your action insanely low? Is that just how the guitar is made?
Why are there locking nuts on a hard tail?
Quite a lot of your cons are just personal preference points. For example, I'd look at 22 frets as a positive thing as I prefer 22 to 24 frets.