Papazian for a Wolverton

bobbyboy
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Papazian for a Wolverton

Post by bobbyboy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:27 pm

Any advice on trading a 1967 Papazian for a 2014 Wolverton, maple, 640 scale
and a raised fingerboard.
How are Wolverton guitars.
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Re: Papazian for a Wolverton

Post by bobbyboy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:30 pm

The Papazian is Spruce with Brazilian Rosewood, no cracks or damage. 650 scale
Rogers Tuners.
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Re: Papazian for a Wolverton

Post by SeanWinkler » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:11 pm

Tough to say, as it really depends on what you're looking for, and why you're thinking of parting with the Papazian. I haven't ever played one of Jason's guitars, so I can't say anything meaningful there. I do, however, own a 1972 Papazian spruce/BRW. I've owned it for about 10 years now, and in the interim I've bought and sold many other guitars, vintage to modern. Highlights include a lovely 1968 Ramirez 1A, 1968 Kohno, recent Johnny Walker and Keith Adams. Those are all gone, but the Papazian is still with me. I took possession of my 2016 Aaron Green last year, and I now play it more than the Papazian. The Green is clearly head and shoulders above the Papazian. I'm still not planning to part with the Papazian, though.
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Re: Papazian for a Wolverton

Post by souldier » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:46 pm

Wolverton is well regarded on this forum and as far as I can tell he makes great guitars. From a purely financial perspective, they both seem to generally command similar prices so it would be a fair trade in terms of monetary value.

In regards to sound and playability (which is what really matters if you ask me), the only judge can really be you as it is such a personal thing, plus no guitar is the same. You can have 10 Wolvertons and 10 Papazians and they would all sound quite different from each other. If you have a chance to play them in person side by side, then I'd simply go for the one I like more. If you have to make the trade blindly, then I really wouldn't risk it.
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