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My '58 Burst in the hands of Steve Mesple

MikeSlub

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I was at Wildwood Guitars this weekend. It was the second time that Steve Mesple, the owner of Wildwood, has played my '58 Burst. For those of you who know Steve, he's got a lot of vintage guitars and amps in his personal collection and is a mondo geetar player. His quote was,

"This is THE FINEST guitar I have ever played. Incredible 3D tone, bloom that sustains for days, the most inspiring and inspired guitar I have ever had the pleasure of playing. -Steve"

I was honored to have Steve play this guitar. High praise from a guy who knows tone! Thought I'd share with you. :hank

P.S. In the second photo, my '55 Goldtop is on the stand next to Steve. He liked that one also. :)

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mbowen

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Mike really good looking guitar and it appears it plays and sounds as good as it looks.Thanks for the story and photo's.Mike B.:lol
 

TM1

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Very cool Mike! Steve is such a great guy too! A friend of mine who's a Fender/Gretsch rep, Jeff Bowen introduced me to Steve a number of years back at NAMM.
 

goldtop0

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Hey Mike great looking burst.........send her down here to NZ and I'll give her a try also if you like........a second opinion's always good I reckon:hmm
 

Kevin L.

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Mike, that is a beauty. Any chance for another picture of just the guitar?
 

dretot

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I concur, Beautiful color and fade! Just perfect.

Are there any sound clips of this beauty?

dre
 

garywright

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His quote was,

"This is THE FINEST guitar I have ever played. Incredible 3D tone, bloom that sustains for days, the most inspiring and inspired guitar I have ever had the pleasure of playing. -Steve"

Mike ...do you feel this is THE FINEST guitar that you've owned/played ?
 

CDaughtry

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There's just something about the color on 58s that I just absolutely love!:applaude
 

MikeSlub

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Mike ...do you feel this is THE FINEST guitar that you've owned/played ?

Gary, it's pretty special. I am also enamored with my '59 Burst. It has a bit brighter sound. The '58 is more "in your face" when you want it to be, but also cleans up well. :hank
 

SoK66

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Beautiful guitar!

How can you take that out of the vault without having a heart attack? ;-)
 

francè

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I'm never tired to see this beauty, you can post also your '59 indeed :3zone
 

Dire Wolf

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And Steve has played a few good guitars in his time; way to go Mike! :salude
 
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