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Burst Number 0 0252 ' Dirty Burst'

ourmaninthenorth

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For anyone interested in hearing the full story as to how we came upon this Burst, we have just edited a brief video detailing its acquisition:

What a fabulous experience for all concerned, thanks for sharing Mike.

I believe there are enough skilled and sympathetic hands out there, wherever it ends up, to bring this beautiful guitar to life again.

Imagine how thrilling it's going to be to hear it in all it's glory when it's match fit.

As the young 'uns say...subscribed.

Thanks again Mike.

Wot Larks.
 

bern1

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Not played in over 25 years, stored in a dusty, dry cupboard and no idea of value.
They also had a 1967 JTM 45 plexi and 4x12 but threw it away as the mice got to it when it was stored in a garage.
That is just the cat’s meow story man!
 

corpse

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Walking into a room with a known burst- watching the case open- laying eyes on it- touching it- being told "go ahead"- it still gives me a bit of a piss shiver.
Having one walk in "back from the dead"- it something from the beyond. And it is a looker.
But the switch on the PG without any mods raises my eyebrows... Not questioning anything more than "why?"
 

Reddart

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Walking into a room with a known burst- watching the case open- laying eyes on it- touching it- being told "go ahead"- it still gives me a bit of a piss shiver.
Having one walk in "back from the dead"- it something from the beyond. And it is a looker.
But the switch on the PG without any mods raises my eyebrows... Not questioning anything more than "why?"
Probably coil tap or some other kind of pickup wiring mod, I believe they said the pickups wiring/winding was suspect.
 

DrRobert

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This is definitely in far worse shape than my 59 was (bigsby removed, one solder joint touched up, really faded). That took a while to sell. It was definitely over $200k, but add up refret, replaced bridge, heavily rewired, needs new pickguard, Bigsby scars, little figure, bad fade... I don't think it will make $200k restored. Maybe next year?

Still, a very cool story and great to see a wonderful guitar in good hands for a restoration!
 

ATB Guitars

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This is definitely in far worse shape than my 59 was (bigsby removed, one solder joint touched up, really faded). That took a while to sell. It was definitely over $200k, but add up refret, replaced bridge, heavily rewired, needs new pickguard, Bigsby scars, little figure, bad fade... I don't think it will make $200k restored. Maybe next year?

Still, a very cool story and great to see a wonderful guitar in good hands for a restoration!
Already sold!
 

Hayduke

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I've really enjoyed watching this unfold. Thanks for sharing the story and especially documenting the transaction with JB. I can't wait to see him re-introduce it to the world.
 
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