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Happy Belated Burstday

pinefd

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Happy Belated Burstday...UPDATED WITH DETAILED PICS!!!!!

A while back, I was fortunate enough to pick up my very first vintage ‘burst, after having been into Historics for several years. I figured it was just a matter of time before I took the plunge, and when this beat up ole’ thang came along, I just couldn’t resist. This ’59 ‘burst was formerly owned by a couple of fellow forum members, and is an amazing player. And while not up to my typical standards from a flame standpoint, for a plaintop it’s got a lot of cool stuff going on. Besides, I could never afford a vintage ‘burst that meets my flame standards anyway!! LOL

The guitar has definitely seen lots of miles and playing time, and is far from mint. It’s never had any breaks, but did have a very tasteful neck shave done at one time (with some finish touchups), along with a refret. Most of the finish is still original, as is almost all of the hardware and plastic. Anyway, I’ll now let the photos do some of the “talking” for a bit.

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And here's a photo showing how much "love" this thing has received over the years, so you get a more balanced view of the condition of the guitar:

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The guitar came with a nice 4 latch case, but I've since replaced that with a correct 5 latch:

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Frank
 
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keef

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Super - that must be a great thrill to own. Congrats!
 

58burst

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Welcome to the plaintop club! And hey, when you're playin' it, you can't see the figure anyway- it's all about TONE!
 

esmin

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Holy shit Frank! I had no idea you owned one.

It looks fantastic. And that dish? Wowsers
 

mistersnappy

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Great Burst!:wow Honestly, flame would not be high on my list of things to look for in a Burst. I'm a top carve and faded/greening slut.
 

ourmaninthenorth

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Fan - bloody - tastic....

Thanks for giving the green eyed monster in me a nudge..thought I had it under control, then somebody does something like this...:rofl

The second picture from the bottom is sensational.

:salude :salude
 

Ed A

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Absolutely beautiful..... love the complete fade front and back.... congrats!!!.... so after playing historics for so long, care to comment on the tone of this one and if you feel its different than the reissues?
 

stephan_l

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And here's a photo showing how much "love" this thing has received over the years, so you get a more balanced view of the condition of the guitar:

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I think thats a top we dont see here every day. Looks fantastic to me. And this shot is stunning. thx for sharing :salude
 

MikeSlub

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Killer axe, Frank! Congratulations! I knew it was simply a matter of time! :dude: :dude: :dude:
 

MWR

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Very nice.....now you can unload most of the historics. :jim
 

DANELECTRO

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Hoochie Mama!!! Nice addition to the collection! :salude You've got some really nice Historics, but I've got a feeling that they all just shifted down a rung or two on the ladder.
 

DANELECTRO

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I have photos of that guitar sporting a pair of zebras. Have they been swapped out or just covered?
 
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