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Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:07 pm
by Mithrandir
Hey guys,

I'm in the market for a wolf replica. I just wanted to know which luthier you guys would suggest. I've heard super great things about moriarty (just looked at his website and it looks like he may be taking orders again). I've also heard great things about scarlet fire. I have two Jerry Replica's at the moment. One built from Resurrection Guitars, and one from Waldschmidt. I love them both, but for the money, they have too many errors and oddities (I know this is part of dealing with wood guitars). Point being, I want input on a quality builder who will produce an instrument made of the highest quality wood, with good intonation, and stable tuning ( I guess that goes without saying).

Mithrandir

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:45 pm
by tcsned
I've never played a Moriarity but I own a Scarlet Fire Wolf and I can say enough good things about it. Definitely no errors.
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Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 pm
by tcsned
Here's a clip of it in action

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:31 pm
by Mithrandir
sounds damn good. I'm going with singles in mine.

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:10 am
by waldo041
Both are Top Shelf Luthiers. IMHO.

~waldo

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:16 am
by playingdead
i have not seen one of Leo's instruments but have had a couple lefty Moriarty Wolfs (wolves) come through my shop, speaking as a dealer for high-end guitars (PRS Private Stock, Gibson Historic, Fender Custom Shop), I would not hesitate if you get the opportunity to buy one.

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:12 am
by NSP
My Wolf was built by Andrew Olson (AO Guitars). Took a while, but it was well worth the wait.

https://youtu.be/I4BTKNJWo4Q

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:22 pm
by tapestry
I have seen and played both and I don't think you could go wrong with either, but I know leo from Scarlet and I have a Scarlet Tiger, and it is just simply amazing. And leo was great to work with. Im hoping to get a Scarlet wolf someday.

http://www.thegarciaproject.com/mik-bon ... irst-look/

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 pm
by MattMan
I've received some work from Leo at Scarlet Fire Guitars and he's reliable. Another reliable replica builder is Anthony Coscia from Coscia guitars (ac4468 here). I am fortunate to have his "Bella" Tiger clone. Plays great.

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Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:24 pm
by Gypsykid136
I love my wolf Replica built by augustwest1 right here on RUkind.

Here’s a whole thread about his builds. There is a google link with tons of photos of the build process and finished guitars in the OP worth looking at.

http://www.rukind.com/viewtopic.php?f=4 ... 06acc7f224

Jay

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:11 am
by Chutley
Hi there,

Here's another vote for Bob (augustwest1). As an owner of one of his Wolfs, I am still blown away by its tone, quality and beauty.

http://www.rukind.com/viewtopic.php?f=426&t=18655

Re: Best wolf replica builder? Moriarty versus ScarletFire?

PostPosted:Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:37 pm
by Ross66
Bob is an incredible builder of these guitars I happen to own one myself it is unbelievable. I think you really should consider one of Bob’s Wolf guitars. In my opinion he is building the best Wolf out there. His attention to detail is impeccable. As for Jerry tone it is spot on! I’m running a FYD Waldo modded amp into a MC 2105 through two JBL D120’s and it’s insane I don’t think I can get much closer to the tone. Check out his work before you buy, you won’t be disappointed! You would be doing yourself an injustice if you don’t check out his work.

Best Regards,
Ross