Best Guitar I've Ever Played
Getting straight to the point... The neck on this guitar is absolutely phenomenal, asymmetrical contour, it's a fairly thin neck but it has meat to it, super fast fingerboard, the vintage stainless steel frets feel odd at first if you've never played on them before, but feel awesome after you get used to it (in a matter of 10 minutes for me lol), the edge of the frets and fingerboard feel rounded, I personally prefer the rounded feel, and fret access is better than i expected, it's quite good actually.
Other attributes I like... The guitar is very well balanced. I thought I'd have trouble adjusting to the upside down toggle switch wiring, because I've been playing a Les Paul for so long, but I quite like it, and if you can walk and chew gum at the same time you'll have no issue either. Like my Les Paul the Wolfgang Special's low resistance knobs turn so smoothly. I really like the EVH pickups as well, custom shop designed Seymour Duncan's. The finish is quite nice as well.
Considering that the USA Wolfgang is a Fender Custom Shop guitar, and the Japanese Special is a production model, having played the USA Wolfgang I really don't feel that much of a difference, when I played the USA model the fret and fingerboard edges felt more squared off, as stated above I prefer the rounded feel, but I like the way carved tops feel more than flat tops... That said, if I had 3 grand to spend on a USA Wolfgang, I'd buy a black and a vintage white Wolfgang Special, to go with my sunburst quilt topped one instead. I saw a review of this guitar on one of the guitar magazine websites, when I was thinking of buying one, and the reviewer said the guitar is good but not the best in it's class... It blows away my USA Charvel So Cal Pro Mod, I think you get more guitar in the EVH Wolfgang Special than you do in any of the signature series guitars ESP or Ibanez have and for less money... I can't think of a guitar in its class that I've played that's better.
This guitar is a perfect median between my Les Paul and my Charvel, and it doesn't compromise the best attributes of either.