Originally Posted by Sct13
Historic Makeovers, I am having one done by Kim right now and thus far the results are not in because its not finished yet. However Kim is dedicated to your satisfaction and his knowledge base of vintage guitars (especially LP's from 52-60) is very in-depth. Highly recommended. Their attention to small details and his attentiveness to what you want out of your refin/makeover is the attraction for me.
He also provides a photographic record of their progress step by step. You can almost watch the transformation. Updates are regular.
I can tell you I did it because I will probably never be able to afford the perfect vintage burst. This is the next closest thing. Shoot him an email and communicate with him
I think the next closest thing to a burst would be a replica made by Tom Bartlett (or possibly another good luthier)
using old growth woods.......... it doesn't get better than this IMO.
It's pricy, but A LOT cheaper than an old burst.
I would prefer this to any "makeover" job, if I wanted the "real deal".
And BTW, the color on a guitar has never really been a deal breaker for me (unless it's a sparkle finish or black on an non custom LP which I don't like )