The Wolf Tribute model has a neck-through the body configuration. The body wings are an 11-layer “hippie sandwich” with a purpleheart core and alternating purpleheart and tiger maple accenting veneers. Its top and back are cut from AAAAA popcorn quilted maple, with the top features the iconic Wolf inlay, which originated as a sticker Jerry added to the original Guitar. Later, during a refinishing, the sticker could not be salvaged, so Doug Irwin replicated it in wood, brass and ivory. On the Scarlet Fire model, his snout and eyebrows are brass, his face ebony, his eyes South American yellowheart, his teeth are a synthetic ivory substitute which is compliant with the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA; 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.), and his extended tongue is holly dyed a deep red. The bridge we currently use is an improved reproduction of the original Schaller harmonica bridge, made by Kluson, with a body is milled from one solid piece of steel and saddles milled from brass. The tail-piece is laser cut stainless steel and the coi fish designs are inlaid w/ blue abalone.
The neck on any instrument ordered is custom-made to the customer’s specifications – any profile, thickness or nut width. All Wolf models come standard with a 16 in. radius Gabon ebony fretboard, with special synthetic ivory inlays and sterling silver fret markers. All necks are bound with alternating strips of ebony, holly and purpleheart. The headstock face plate is Gabon ebony and bound w/ the same binding as the fretboard. On the reverse of the headstock there are 6 alternating veneers of curly maple and purpleheart . The rear overlay extends a tongue to the 1st fret for extra reinforcement in what is a traditionally weak area.
All the pots are J style mil. spec. and the caps are 2% tolerance poly yellow jackets. All Wolf guitars come standard with an internal F/X loop, and depending on the model, will have a vintage stratoblaster circuit or the later Waldo buffer. The finish is a slightly tinted, high gloss nitro lacquer made by Cardinal.
I offer the Wolf Tribute in 2 pick-up configurations:
•The ’73- early ’77 model w/3 single coils (D. Allen Voodoo ’69) and a Stratoblaster.
•The ’78 model w/ brass triple ring w/ 2 Dimarzio super II humbuckers and a Dimarzio Dp111, single coil w/ OBEL (on board effects loop) and Waldo unity gain buffer.
I can install an optional din plug for those who want to swap triple rings for different configurations. I will also add Schaller M6 locking tuners and your brand of strap locs.
MIDI and Piezo pickups are also available.
Due to demand and availability of materials (principally cocobolo and Gabon ebony), please call for current pricing. Supplies of mammoth ivory are in question due to recent updates to the provisions outlined in The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
I require 1/3 of the price down to start, another $1000 when hardware and electronics are ready for installation, and the rest upon completion.
The electronics cost will be greater if MIDI is added.
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