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Valuable information to consider when evaluating the authenticity of a vintage burst

Zapper

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The pickups AND tuners have both been changed since I had it.... Defo a Burst now then LOL..! :LOL:
 

ADP

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The 'Burst game is a wild one! I can't even imagine it overseas.
 

Spartacus Slim

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I might be wrong, but it looks to me like the headstock ‘moustache’ might have been subtly reshaped since Zapper owned the guitar. What do you all think? Here’s some pics for comparison.

Then:

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Now:

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ckouba

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I might be wrong, but it looks to me like the headstock ‘moustache’ might have been subtly reshaped since Zapper owned the guitar. What do you all think? Here’s some pics for comparison.


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It's entertaining that the tail of the "P" in Paul has also disappeared as that was one of the specific things which made it questionable. Quite convenient that it's gone now, eh?
 

Spartacus Slim

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It's entertaining that the tail of the "P" in Paul has also disappeared as that was one of the specific things which made it questionable. Quite convenient that it's gone now, eh?
Very convenient indeed. Certainly the headstock face now shows substantially more wear and tear than might reasonably be expected to have occurred naturally in the brief time since Zapper owned the guitar.

One would have thought that better care might be taken of an £8k+ guitar that - according to the Reverb description - some experts still believe could be a genuine 1960 Gibson Les Paul standard. :unsure: :ROFLMAO:
 
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G650

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Re: Restoring my 1960 'Burst... need HELP..!! :)



Man on a mission. By this time next week, we should expect to learn of multiple lawsuits filed against all of the British detractors.....?:dang

How much are you (they) seeking in monetary damages? Who will be your expert witness testifying in court?:ganz:ganz

I am just chiming in to say somehow I got sucked down the rabbit hole of this thread, and some how came across a picture of my hometown in the process. Lol. What are the odds.
 

Stiggs

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First time in the Forum for a good while, seeking info about LPRI DaPra pauls and stumbled into this wonderland
 
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