My friend Paul Smith (Mr. PRS) told me about 30 years ago that the great Les Pauls' were that way on Day One! They came from the Kalamazoo factory as a great guitar.Historics vs Burst....
Well here is my 2 bits....
Back in the time when Bursts where first being discovered. Lest say for arguments sake earlier 60s.
Rolling Stones up to Zeppelin.
They were under 10 years old.
I say this because, age has a factor that can be herd very clearly.
Today there 60 years old.
So in comparing them to a Historic its not going to be a fare comparison.
If you where to go back to 1969 and take a 10 year old burst and a 10 years old "stock" Historic.
I say stock because 90% of us here don't have stock Historics..
Now you have a even playing fileld.
Non of my Historics are stock, i fixed the inaccuracies Gibson didn't get right. Even todays there not playing fare. Regardless.
I would put my #1 Historics up against a burst. And it would easily hold its own.
Whould they be the same?
First there two different guitars
Two Historics would sound different.
Two Bursts would sound different.
But the main difference that would stand out would be the age.
Historics have become and are the modern burst.
In 60 years well see how they stand up.
Remember the price of a burst is not because of the tone.
Its because of the rarity of the instrument.
Not to be a "Debbie Downer", but not every single vintage Burst sounded great.. Some, even back then were duds.. I've played a few mediocre ones and some that were just so-so.. If you have a Historic or even a regular production model and you love it, then enjoy it and play the shit outta it!!
Ya i know paul. And i disagree with his statement. Not every Burst is a good guitar. Not every Historic is a good guitarMy friend Paul Smith (Mr. PRS) told me about 30 years ago that the great Les Pauls' were that way on Day One! They came from the Kalamazoo factory as a great guitar.
The reason a Burst is so expensive is because there where ruffly only 1700 built.philosophy question ..... what if an all original 59 vintage burst in mint condition with case and all paperwork is "mediocre" as you say .... would it still be worth a fortune ?