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Help With The Burst Serial

DocJ

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I think we can all agree that there are some pretty amazing tops on many of the 2013 reissues people here on the forum have been buying. These tops are more intense than almost any reissue I have ever seen. The “Super Burst” is a great (but certainly not the only!) example.

I’ve been trying to find pictures on the Burst Serial of the flame patterns on original ‘bursts that tops like these are recreating, to no avail. I’ve made it through much of the '58 page but no luck so far, and the '59 page is huge. I probably should have started on the '59 page first, to be honest - even the '60 page.

Does anyone know of some examples (or serial numbers) off the top of their heads that could help me out in my search? I'd love to find some pics to save.

Again – amazing tops. Thanks!

:jim
 

mbowen

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TW's 9-1923-Donna and a 2013 reissue,Thanks Mike B
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DocJ

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Thanks! I should have said that that was the one that I DID know about. Anyone have any other serial numbers I can see?
 

DocJ

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I see that several which follow 9 1923 on the Serial also have tops that have something of this pattern. Any more? Thanks!
 

vintage58

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Although color (and sunburst width) is somewhat different between the below two guitars, there are IMO a handful of flame-pattern
similarities between them — especially, for example, in the area between the pickups and also around the upper bass-side bout. The
guitar on the right is a 2013 VOS R-9, and the guitar on the left is the legendary Brock./.Da Pra 'Burst (s/n 9 0913):


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