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On 7/19/2017 at 11:35 AM, BubbaVO said:

I do.

I got exactly what I wanted - simple straightforward rawk machine.  No crazy inlays.  No binding wizardry.   A full neck.  The wow factor comes from the shape, the top and finish - which blow me away every time I open the case.  Depending on the light you would think they are two different guitars.   And both of them kick ass.

But your ultimate may vary.

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phuckin' photobucket. I clicked the link and got to a page with 6 ads. I guess I had to click one to see the guitar. I didn't and when I didn't something floated down from up top that said click here to see photobucket's new terms. I didn't click that either. 

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On 7/19/2017 at 1:53 PM, veatch said:

Mine.  Besides being awesome and perfect, it has my stank on it.

 

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Beautiful. I like blue. 

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40 minutes ago, Ting Ho Dung said:

phuckin' photobucket. I clicked the link and got to a page with 6 ads. I guess I had to click one to see the guitar. I didn't and when I didn't something floated down from up top that said click here to see photobucket's new terms. I didn't click that either. 

Fookubuckit.

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Not too exotic. Only a couple of custom features (the crowns and the wiring).
Exactly what I wanted.

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35 minutes ago, BubbaVO said:

Fookubuckit.

 

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5 hours ago, kizanski said:

Not too exotic. Only a couple of custom features (the crowns and the wiring).
Exactly what I wanted.

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Like Yogi Berra said, "We're similar, but our similarities are different".  That guitar just makes total sense to me.   My second Shishkov's going to be blonde too. 

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If one's Ultimate is not considered to be the ultimate Ultimate, does that affect its fair market value? 

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49 minutes ago, Steve Haynie said:

If one's Ultimate is not considered to be the ultimate Ultimate, does that affect its fair market value? 

Ultimately, it would.

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Come on, OP.  Show them the Ultimate Ultimate!  :D

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If they are all consistent in quality they are all the ultimate Ultimate.  Differences in tops and hardware become less important.  This thread has focused on looks.  Everyone has reported good things about playing their Ultimates.  That is what counts.  

To determine which Ultimate is the best we would need a group of people to be blindfolded and passing around each of the Ultimates.  That group test playing the guitars would likely never finish the job of picking out the best one.

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2 hours ago, cmatthes said:

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Yeah, I'd pay a lot of dough for that guitar.  I'm just sayin'.  It was always my favorite. It's the "ultimate" Ultimate. 

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45 minutes ago, Steve Haynie said:

If they are all consistent in quality they are all the ultimate Ultimate.  Differences in tops and hardware become less important.  This thread has focused on looks.  Everyone has reported good things about playing their Ultimates.  That is what counts.  

To determine which Ultimate is the best we would need a group of people to be blindfolded and passing around each of the Ultimates.  That group test playing the guitars would likely never finish the job of picking out the best one.

Blindfolded?  Not a chance.  Tone's not the only variable.  Especially after Mike spent so much time making them beautiful.  Nothing about this comparison tells me that "Differences in tops and hardware become less important".  Everything matters, Steve.  I get what you're saying.  But the way an instrument sounds never comes down to it, when the guitars are so exemplary in our view.   

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Mine plays incredibly well. Lol I am dinging  it up though, just like my '76 Explorer, it seems that big, beautiful dorsal fin catches everything in sight....

The Shlabotnik sisters are key.....they sound almost like single coils clean.....like a great PAF, and yet have plenty of girth. Plenty of sparkle and no mud anywhere to be found.

Ultimates are aptly named!

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11 hours ago, cmatthes said:

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The homage to #0004 was always my number 2 ultimate after mine of course. :)

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32 minutes ago, BubbaVO said:

The homage to #0004 was always my number 2 ultimate after mine of course. :)

I do come back to that one as well. I also like #s 20 to 23. Some stellar examples in that group.

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"...this one goes to eleven."

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On 7/27/2017 at 10:18 PM, cynic said:

^^ Far and away my favorite top of the bunch ^^

It's like it refused to choose to be flamed or quilted and insisted on both.  

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Wish TR28 photographed better. It has that same double striping to it. The Cream against the Trans Red and the sweet Brown tone to the back and neck look so nice together. Josh's pickups make it chime and then crush in an flick of a knob or switch. It is not THE Ultimate but it is my ultimate. Ultimate.

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Fucking hell - I'm going to have to speak to Mike aren't I - this is just not cricket, you boys have all the fun!

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I do.  And so does every single Ultimate owner. 

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No way I'm going to let Velvis get passed around by a bunch of blindfolded Hamer nerds.

So, going on looks alone, I'm dropping the mic.

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