#1
So I saw an ad in Guitar Aficionado for a limited release 24k gold wah that will be a limited release for 2010. I looked on the dunlop site and didn't see any information it it. Does anyone know anything about this? Release date? Estimated Price?

I know this will be expensive for what it is, but given the history of a this wah I'd love to get my hands on it.
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I can pretty much guarantee you that they're already sold-out.


Also, you know the old saying regarding price "if you have to ask..."? Yeah...
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Question is. What on earth would you do with a 24K gold wah pedal? It would be one heavy little bastard.
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Quote by colin617
I can pretty much guarantee you that they're already sold-out.


Also, you know the old saying regarding price "if you have to ask..."? Yeah...


Why would you say this? How low do you think the production is?
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Why would you say this? How low do you think the production is?

Usually companies don't produce many of items like this because if there's so many of them, they won't all sell. As you can imagine, it'd cost quite a bit to make them. If they don't sell some of them, they won't make any profit.
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#6
I'm sure it's not solid gold, but rather gold-plated or some such.

Especially since it's 24k. 24k would literally melt under the weight of your foot.


Was there actually a picture? Because in theory it could just refer to the input/output jacks.
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#7
There was a picture, I will scan a picture of it when i get home.

24k gold plated would melt under your foot? I was hoping it would be usable...

Yes I am the kind of guy who would buy a 24k gold plated wah and use it. No piece of guitar equipment is worth the price if you won't use it. I own a 7000 dollar PRS, and play it nearly everyday. Because it sounds that good.
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I'm pretty sure all of us would play 7000 dollar PRS guitars everyday if we had them...
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It won't be solid gold. 24k would break after a while just like plastic.

Expect it to be gold plated and expect that gold plating to wear off over time.
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I'm pretty sure all of us would play 7000 dollar PRS guitars everyday if we had them...

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It won't be solid gold. 24k would break after a while just like plastic.

Expect it to be gold plated and expect that gold plating to wear off over time.


This. The things gonna be pure eyecandy because I'm sure it won't sound much better than their standard fare, if any at all.
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#12
What would anyone do with a gold (plated) wah?

It's something YOU STEP ON. Not exactly a good place for fine jewelry.
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Why would you say this? How low do you think the production is?


First and foremost, I sincerely hope you did not pay $7000 for a PRS Hollowbody I (and then brag about it on the internet). That guitar retails for $3600-$4200.

Secondly, Guitar Aficionado is a magazine for collectors, not players. It is basically the Robb Report for guitarists. Therefore, I am lead to believe that this 24k wah is either: a) a one-off piece or b) a limited run (certainly less than 500, possibly closer to 100) intended for collectors. You're not going to walk into GC/Sam Ash and find one. If you're seriously interested, you can probably email Dunlop and ask them about ordering one; if they're anything like Gibson, they'll do a limited production run and keep going until all the custom orders are met. I would expect to pay no less than $600 (the price of the custom shop rackmount crybaby), but the price is likely higher.


Also, even if the thing is gold plated, it is still a stock Dunlop Crybaby and will invariably sound mediocre at best.
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First and foremost, I sincerely hope you did not pay $7000 for a PRS Hollowbody I (and then brag about it on the internet). That guitar retails for $3600-$4200.


Sorry, I was referring to the list price. My Singlecut HB I has the artist package and other options that are not normally offered on the guitar. I paid less than 3500 for the guitar. So please accept my apologies, and I am also sorry if I came off as I was bragging about the guitar.
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#18
You would think they would make every single wire and connection INSIDE the wah gold, long before plating the outside. But whatever, I don't care. Sounds like a damn-nice paperweight to me.

Of course you can't gig with most paperweights
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