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innerman
Posted 2018-01-26 11:34 AM (#540944)
Subject: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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I posted this in General Posting a few minutes ago before realizing there was a specific forum for electrics. I'm a little rusty, sorry...

Hello all. Long time member but haven't been here in a while.
I have a brown/tobacco sunburst Ultra GS-3 solidbody ("Hard Body" at the time they were marketed in 84, unfortunately). I also have a teal one, which seems to be the most common color in this S/S/H config. Does anyone know approx. how many of these sunbursts were produced? I've only seen one other, ever...on Miles' page. Just curious if it was a low number like a couple dozen, or if it was really several hundred but I just haven't run across them much.

Thanks.
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innerman
Posted 2018-01-27 4:04 AM (#540943 - in reply to #540944)
Subject: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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Hello all. Long time member but haven't been here in a while.
I have a brown/tobacco sunburst Ultra GS-3 solidbody ("Hard Body" at the time they were marketed in 84, unfortunately). I also have a teal one, which seems to be the most common color in this S/S/H config. Does anyone know approx. how many of these sunbursts were produced? I've only seen one other, ever...on Miles' page. Just curious if it was a low number like a couple dozen, or if it was really several hundred but I just haven't run across them much.

Thanks.
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Beal
Posted 2018-01-27 4:04 AM (#540946 - in reply to #540943)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody



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a hundred or so. If I recall correctly those has solid wood bodies rather than the multi layer plywood, solid colors. it was available in all the GS and Basses

Edited by Beal 2018-01-26 2:29 PM
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2018-01-27 4:04 AM (#540947 - in reply to #540943)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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Interesting. I never thought about the sunburst ones being solid. I have a red one and I know there were plenty of those. I haven't looked at Miles' site in quite a while. Does your GS3 have the Kahler Flyer bridge?
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Beal
Posted 2018-01-27 4:04 AM (#540949 - in reply to #540943)
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don't remember
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2018-01-27 4:04 AM (#540950 - in reply to #540943)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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Innerman, your's is only the 3rd one I have heard of. Actually, one of the 3 I have heard of, wasn't actually finished. I saw it at the factory in the early 2000's so that was a lifetime ago. Black, White, and Red seem to be the most popular and then Teal. Could just be my perspective, but I have seen very few teal ones. I would love to have a whole set (gs1, gs2 and gs3) along with a Bass in the sunburst. Mine has a fulcrum bridge, which it was a Kahler, but it's still a nice guitar.
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innerman
Posted 2018-01-27 9:03 AM (#540955 - in reply to #540944)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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It is in the guest room which, at the moment, is occupied by a sleeping guest. I will take and post pics later. I think it has same Kahler flyer tremelo as my teal one.
~Scott

Edited by innerman 2018-01-27 9:06 AM
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innerman
Posted 2018-01-28 3:20 PM (#540970 - in reply to #540944)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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The sunburst does have the Kahler Flyer, and it is a one piece body. Nice memory Beal. Pics to follow...
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2018-01-28 3:25 PM (#540971 - in reply to #540970)
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innerman - 2018-01-28 1:20 PM

The sunburst does have the Kahler Flyer, and it is a one piece body. Nice memory Beal. Pics to follow...


Oh great... just when I thought I've owned them all... there's another one to hunt down..
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innerman
Posted 2018-01-28 3:38 PM (#540972 - in reply to #540971)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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innerman
Posted 2018-01-28 3:39 PM (#540973 - in reply to #540944)
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Miles...maybe we should trade so I can get back the Preacher with Viper pickups!
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2018-01-29 11:43 PM (#540991 - in reply to #540973)
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innerman - 2018-01-28 1:39 PM

Miles...maybe we should trade so I can get back the Preacher with Viper pickups!


The only Preacher with Viper pickups I have is one I got from Beal, and it can be seen on the Going To The Dogs album cover. I didn't know there was another, but it really doesn't surprise me. That is a great combination.
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innerman
Posted 2018-01-30 4:19 AM (#540992 - in reply to #540944)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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Actually I got it from Beal, kept it for awhile, then you bought it from me. Maybe 10-12 years ago? Anyway, I was only joking. Would never expect you to part with it.
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2018-01-31 3:05 AM (#541013 - in reply to #540992)
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innerman - 2018-01-30 2:19 AM

Actually I got it from Beal, kept it for awhile, then you bought it from me. Maybe 10-12 years ago? Anyway, I was only joking. Would never expect you to part with it.


LOL... yeah... that's the way it went.. Memory isn't what it used to be.
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innerman
Posted 2018-10-31 9:41 AM (#545696 - in reply to #540944)
Subject: Re: Question regarding Ultra GS-3 solidbody


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So, did you put the GS-3 through its paces? Post a clip!
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