I’d been going back and forth for a while on whether to get the Ultra Tele. So I was in Guitar Center earlier today and thought, if they’ll knock 15% off, maybe I’ll do it. So I asked. The salesman responded, “I can give you a coupon for 20% off.” I’m telling you, the stars aligned. (Okay, so I might have driven 40 minutes out of my way, past another GC, and went to the one where I bought another guitar not too long ago, and then made a point of talking to the same salesman.) The first time I saw it I couldn’t decide if the plasma burst color (what a weirdly biological name) was cool or just gaudy — but then it occurred to me that I like both. (I think the gold frets really put it over the top.) I love this thing.