- Sep 29, 2010
Hammer and nails... Tool kit guitar. That's what it's all about. Then there is the mint stuff. You are up late Eric.. Hope you are well. :dude:
Myself being a player will absolutely make no apology for wanting to butcher a 52 to give it new life as a 59 replica, and I would do it more than once. :fc
Will this stupidity ever end?
Too true. It seems that an "ISSUE" is dependent upon the desire to mutilate and otherwise destroy an original guitar,(all of which are collectable, even players grade), to bastardize some cobbled together pseudo burst.
The proof of which is 58-60 Burst seem not to have these same issues. Refin, no problem, refret, no problem, headstock break same thing on and on, yet a gold top that maybe has had a string change and no longer has it's original factory strings is an issue. CONVERT IT!!!
A Goldtop with a missing knob, CONVERT IT!!! Changed tuning keys, CONVERT IT!
I don't like the practice and find it repugnent to do on any guitar that could easily be restored to it's original condition. I can understand on guitars with major issues I cannot afford another Burst in my life. So I bought some Historics a better deal all the way around for me. :bigal
How about this as an ideal conversion candidate? :##
Why not just get a "59 replica" from Gibson? This is a perfect example of the insanity created by the Burst mythology. I'm surprised there are still original '52s still around at this point.
This is the cheapest conversion candidate on the web.
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$12,000, from a dealer called South Carolina Guitars. Chrome bridge and tailpiece. All you have to do is to rout for humbuckers, if desired. Is this a deal worth considering?
I was fine with that concept until I played a burst then a 52 conversion with a new maple top(which also bugged me, it's not an old guitar anymore.)
I also believe in the P-90 pickup. I love humbuckers too but not enough to sacrifice one of my babies for the burst mirage. Put the router down and learn to love the guitar the way it was made.
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