Thought I’d add on to this thread as the most recent recipient of one of Bob’s incredible Wolf guitars. Mine is unique amongst his wolf pack, with no wolf inlay, no inlay on the fretboard, and none of the tri coloured binding under the fretboard along the neck or around the headstock. The only markings are the side dots and the eagle on the headstock, and the result is one sleek, elegant looking wolf tribute! It boils the thing down to its essence, and it really is a beautiful thing. Bob absolutely nails the body shape, woodwork, and most importantly, being a player, the neck profile gave me an immediate feeling of home. And the way Bob did the heel carve, access to the upper frets is fantastic. I love looking down at the back of the neck while playing, especially down low where the flame is strongest. So nice.
I’m getting to know all of the many tonal possibilities. Neck plus middle humbucker with both tone controls rolled all the way off and heavy distortion on is total Blues for Allah Slipknot Am Jam tone!! Awesome! I was surprised how much I like position 2 actually, neck and middle single could with the tone knobs rolled back 3/4 of the way. So studio Mars Hotel and Blues For Allah to my ear. Love it.
Bob even went so far as to have a custom fitted Ameritage case made for it. He really is a detail guy, a skilled woodworker and meticulous luthier; the dude is just kind, trustworthy and an all around great guy to work with. He’s an artist, and most definitely a man of integrity. As others have mentioned in this thread, buying a guitar like this, sight unseen, made by a little known luthier who you met on the internet takes quite a leap of faith, especially when you don’t exactly have ‘extra’ money laying around. Let me tell you, it’s a leap worth taking! If I ever have the means to build another custom guitar I’ll be calling Bob, for sure. One of the things that made me feel confident enough to take the leap of faith was learning that Bob once owned a Moriarty wolf and sold it, because he preferred playing his own. ‘Nough said.
Bob, can’t thank you enough for building me this dream! And if anyone out there has been thinking about a guitar like this, contact the man.