Ultimate 1959 "S" Type Just Bought

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  1. DestroyAllGuitars

    DestroyAllGuitars Member

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    I just bought this incredible guitar from Jonathan at GVCG,
    last night. Here's a link to some photos:

    http://www.songsofjonathanwilson.com/ultimate59.htm

    After looking over those photos I knew I couldn't let this guitar
    go elsewhere. When I received the email saying that I had
    won the bid, I felt like I had won the NY lottery. This is one
    amazing instrument and I'm most fortunate to have it on it's
    way to me.

    Jonathan has struck again. Just when you think it can't get any
    better, he one ups himself. He has just raised the bar again, by
    a significant amount, with this guitar IMO.
     
  2. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow!! Congratulations, that is an awesome looking guitar. The rosewood fb looks sweet!!

    Im not familiar with Johnathon but his description of that guitar makes me drool a bit. LOL

    Richard
     
  3. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009

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    Happy for you but sad for me.

    A work of art.

    I wish *you know who* put that kind of build effort into their $4000 guitars.
     
  4. DestroyAllGuitars

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    sanhozay,

    Be happy, come visit and play when in NY.
     
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    Great work. Those relics are just ridiculously good. I can't wait to hear a tone report.
     
  6. Kappy

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    CliffC, congratulations! Your guitar collection must be astounding.

    Is there a legal reason why in all those dozens of pictures there's not one full shot of the headstock?
     
  7. DestroyAllGuitars

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    Let's not spoil a good thing. You'll have to buy one to find out
    the real suprise. I'll now have 2 "S" type and 3 "T" type
    guitars from Jonathan and so far nothing has come close to
    beating them. Not even the real thing.
     
  8. DestroyAllGuitars

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    Thanks Chipdog. Jonathan is actually finishing a 57 Mary K for
    me but that guitar was started a while ago. He is no longer accepting orders for "S" types and has no plans on building any of his own design. This may very well be the last we will see from him, and it is without a doubt his crowning achievement. I'm so fortunate to have it on it's way to me.
     
  9. Luke Gibson

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    Killer Ax, congratulations!
     
  10. fatback

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    Nice one! I received the email from Johnathan last week and was drooling at those pics. No more "S" guitars from GVCG? Dang! The trend continues...

    His "T"'s are also stellar. I'm very excited about my 53' blackguard on order.
     
  11. cocheese

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    My '53 Blackguard just gets better and better... :D

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  12. fatback

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    You guys are killing me with those blackguard pics. I'll be getting Fred Stuart pu's in mine, but otherwise it should be pretty similar. I can't wait. Mine was started in NY and will be finished in Malibu. Having grown up in CT. and now living in CA., it's pretty cool to be getting a "bi-coastal" guitar made.

    I'm sure it will be one gritty sounding, laid-back playing plank:D
     
  13. Luke Gibson

    Luke Gibson Silver Supporting Member

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    Well, it ain't a blackguard but it's a Killer Ax none the less.....




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    Fatback,

    You're going to LOVE it! They are really such wonderful guitars. The only other guitar that rivals it is another GV Tele. I'm trying to decide on my next one. It will be a rosewood board with probably an ash body and Hamel pickups again.

    I had (actually still have) a GV Strat that I have sold to a fellow Gear Page member. I loved the guitar but I'm just a Strat guy at all. I'm Tele all the way! ;) Here's a pic of "the one that got away".

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  15. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Cliff,

    That Strat is just gorgeous. I love the looks of these guitars--especially that vintage yellow Tele.
     
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    He's finishing up a guitar for me right now. It looks like I may end up with the truly final Strat.
     
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    hey keep it clean!


    I was not aware of GVCG until recently. There was a cool BG up on the emporium that got away form me, but put me intouch with John. One of these days.


    CliffC, that looks pretty sweet!
     
  18. Luke Gibson

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    Thanks, I just got it Friday. It's an incredible guitar, 6.6lbs and resonate as hell. When you play a chord you can feel the whole guitar vibrate. I've actually tuned it using harmonics and feeling the vibrations through the neck...

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  19. Kappy

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    There go my plans to buy a nocaster. Cripes, for the same money you can get one of these. I spoke to Jonathan via email today, he seems like a really nice guy.
     
  20. DestroyAllGuitars

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    Jonathan will simply give you the best in regard to tone and
    cosmetics. He won't settle for anything less. He builds each
    instrument as if it were to be his own. With each guitar he builds,
    he sets up specific goals and parameters for himself to achieve
    in terms of build quality, design etc...and he won't stop working
    and reworking the instrument until he has hit his mark. A true
    artist.
     

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