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goldtop0

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And Bill Gates about............1 minute...............well maybeo_O
 

agogetr

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And Bill Gates about............1 minute...............well maybeo_O
except bill gates stoled that first operating system that apple had payed him for and made his money, and billy...? he earned his money dishing out some of the most bad to the bone blusey rock riffs in americana history. you go billy! and he is getting older, i bet if you were a cool dude he would sell you a burst.
i,l take a 60 with double whites please...
 

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That's a gathering of bursts from a BOTB photoshoot. I don't recall the source of the photo but it might have been a VIntage Guitar magazine. Years ago I added the serial numbers to the photo and posted it here on the forum and its been circulating around the internet ever since.

I identified the guitars by studying the backdrops used in the BOTB photos. The photos were shot at different times by different photographers against similar but different backdrops. One thing I noticed was that one of the backdrops has a splotch on it, so from that I was able to group the guitars that were photographed in the same shoot.. I then compared those guitars to the group photos in the back of BOTB and they all matched up to those in RP's collection.

When I saw the photo of Billy surrounded by the bursts, I put two and two together and figured out that they were RP's bursts. From there it was just a matter of matching up finishes and pickup configurations to determine the serial numbers. 9-0669 may be in error, but I'm pretty certain that the others are all correct.

Here's a larger image where you can see more detail:
 

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agogetr

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That's a gathering of bursts from a BOTB photoshoot. I don't recall the source of the photo but it might have been a VIntage Guitar magazine. Years ago I added the serial numbers to the photo and posted it here on the forum and its been circulating around the internet ever since.

I identified the guitars by studying the backdrops used in the BOTB photos. The photos were shot at different times by different photographers against similar but different backdrops. One thing I noticed was that one of the backdrops has a splotch on it, so from that I was able to group the guitars that were photographed in the same shoot.. I then compared those guitars to the group photos in the back of BOTB and they all matched up to those in RP's collection.

When I saw the photo of Billy surrounded by the bursts, I put two and two together and figured out that they were RP's bursts. From there it was just a matter of matching up finishes and pickup configurations to determine the serial numbers. 9-0669 may be in error, but I'm pretty certain that the others are all correct.

Here's a larger image where you can see more detail:
BOTB ? is that.. bring-out-the-bottle ? seems apropriate
 

Ed Driscoll

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BOTB ? is that.. bring-out-the-bottle ? seems apropriate
Beauty of the 'Burst, aka the bible for many early forum members.

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agogetr

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Beauty of the 'Burst, aka the bible for many early forum members.

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of course! thats one i should get, theres been so many great instrument related books written i have kind of mentally 'thrown in the towel' on ever having the time to truly soak it all in. last one i got was wheelers book!
 
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