YES! I finally found a Fender CS Robben Ford Ultra SP

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  1. Berlin Chris

    Berlin Chris Member

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    So, I wanted one for years and years. Found this used beauty yesterday and I am floored - plain and simple. She looks great, has all the right specs (even finished in my favourite colour) and sounds superb - very open, with lots of air and snap, but blessed with authority. Very even sounding across the board, great resonance and sustain and she plays like the proverbial butter. Does it deliver that RF tone? Yup, it´s in there. Well, somewhere, if only I could find the right notes, the right touch and the right timing.

    Fender CS Robben Ford Ultra SP
    masterbuilt by Greg Fessler
    spruce top
    ebony board
    mahogany body and neck
    gold hardware
    Duncan 59 and JB with coilsplit
    light and beautiful

    Guys, I just HAD to share. Thanks for looking. :D

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  2. RedsFan75

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    Color me very jealous!

    Great instrument! Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats
     
  3. JohnK24

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    Good for you...ain't it something when you find "that one", the guitar of your dreams. I like the Robben Ford body style and that red stain finish with gold is stunning !

    Play it in good health
     
  4. Berlin Chris

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    Thanks guys!

    I already own a 1984 MIJ Fender Esprit, which is the first version of what later would become known as the "Ford guitar". I also owned a Baker Bluesman for some time but that guitar wasn´t quite what I wanted. This new one is just right for what it is - a nicely refined, chambered double humbucker Bluesguitar. Between the Ford and my two Strats I think I am gonna be very very happy for the time to come.

    Now, where is the perfect Tele for me? :)
     
  5. pullagnm

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    Very nice. Do you have more pics? Maybe the back, thanks.
     
  6. bilbal

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    That thing is awesome. A buddy of mine has one (actually a few though I'm not sure of the models) that I played a couple of months ago. It took one chord to make me not want to put it down. I actually played it through his Bludo and for the first time, copped "that tone" and was in Heaven. You can play as many [chords] as you want and I'm very jealous...LOL!!!!

    Have fun,
    Bill
     
  7. dspblues

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    Looks like a Baker. :)
     
  8. doobiebrother

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    Well done - that is one special guitar :AOK
     
  9. JUSTJOB

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    Very Very Nice! Congrats to you and hope you enjoy it very much!
    Best Regards!
     
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    Nice find ...enjoy :AOK
     
  11. Sean French

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    Congrats.:AOK
    They are cool guitars.
    I got to play one for a while I was in Germany.
    Neck was a bit too thin for me but,what a wonderful sounding guitar.
     
  12. coolharmony

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    Beautiful guitar! A great combination of classic guitars and wonderful sounds. Enjoy!
     
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    Congrats. that thing is gorgeous.
     
  14. big mike

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    Sweet!! I still kick myself for not buying one back in the day.
     
  15. Berlin Chris

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    You mean like this one here? That is a Gene Baker Bluesman Model I had for two or three years. Nice guitar, but not my thing, too much solidbody sounding despite the heavy chambering. Sold it last year....

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  16. JSeth

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    What a honey of a guitar!!! Only seen one like it - a friend had one bequeathed to him by the widow of the original owner... AMAZING INSTRUMENT!!!
    Great score there! Enjoy!
    John Seth Sherman
     
  17. 5150gtrmonkey

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    Dude, I am soooooo jealous! And it's the perfect color for that guitar, plus the harder to find spruce top! Awesome, awesome, awesome! Tons of congratulations on your purchase!
     
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    I think you'll find it if you plug that thing into a D...... ecent amplifier!

    ...Just joking!!! Cool guitar. What amp you using?
     
  20. Berlin Chris

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    My main amp is a Bogner Caveman. It is not really a "D-Clone" but is in the same vein. What really gives me RF-sounds is my Baldringer Dualdrive pedal.
     

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