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Old 09-20-2013, 04:16 AM   #1
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1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

Excerpt of description for the video;

"This is a fine example of a lightly played and properly cared for 1959 Les Paul Standard. The overall condition of the finish, plating, and parts indicates that a high and consistent degree of care has been demonstrated by the previous owner(s). All of the parts on this instrument are in very good to excellent condition and all are totally consistent with the condition of the guitar and the finish. The top color is still rich and vibrant allowing the complex character of the maple top to show through from all angles. The instrument has a nice weight and balance; this along with an iconic 1959 neck shape and shallow neck angle, encourages playing. These traits, coupled with NO Bigsby or Grover installation and a 1959 year of manufacture make this one of the more desirable electric guitars in existence today." (Joe Ganzler, June 20th, 2013).

The previous owner is a professional guitar player with a small collection of 'Bursts'...
During our negotiations he would refer to this guitar as 'Minty' - so that will be her name from now on.
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X



Iced-tea

PNP

What's not to like.....

.....apart from the price

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:09 AM   #3
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

It's a looker and sounds great too, just need to speak to the Devil about my soul.
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WOW! Nice..
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

I can't believe he played with the toggle switch like that, as if it was some cheap epiphone that he can abuse. It's going to a Ferrari dealership and taking the car on the race of its life and pushing its limits with no intention of buying the car lol
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I can't believe he played with the toggle switch like that, as if it was some cheap epiphone that he can abuse. It's going to a Ferrari dealership and taking the car on the race of its life and pushing its limits with no intention of buying the car lol
He's just showing everyone these mother effers are meant to be played!
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

the price tag must be incredible
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

WOW, what happened to Phil??? he seems like being forced to be funny....

This guitar is not doing anything for me, sounds nothing like the other magical bursts he has demoed.
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This guitar is not doing anything for me, sounds nothing like the other magical bursts he has demoed.
+1

About Phil: he was on tour with a band
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About Phil: he was on tour with a band
The cheap band that only pays him 10K for his soul?
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the price tag must be incredible



I thought I heard 375,ooo

** on second listening ... make that a fast 385,ooo
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

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WOW, what happened to Phil??? he seems like being forced to be funny....

This guitar is not doing anything for me, sounds nothing like the other magical bursts he has demoed.

Agreed. Looks fantastic but definitely not the sound of some of the others. It'd be nice to see him use the same amp with all the demos to get a better comparison.
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

we need a "TWIN" or a "Plexi" sample
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

I liked it. Phil was his usual entertaining self.
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I liked it. Phil was his usual entertaining self.

true ... a tad lighter and slower on the delivery , but his usual self .
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

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Agreed. Looks fantastic but definitely not the sound of some of the others. It'd be nice to see him use the same amp with all the demos to get a better comparison.
Yeah..the new FrettedAmericana is no fun to watch any more, at least to me.... they messed with what was a great honest demo space.
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true ... a tad lighter and slower on the delivery , but his usual self .
Maybe he's having a pissy day
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Maybe he's having a pissy day





nah , 'tis a Fr!day after all

and .... he just finished a tour .
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

Some more description & info here from FA;

This magnificent fifty-four year old Les Paul Standard 'Burst' weighs just 8.90 lbs. and has nice, fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body, the back of which exhibits an interesting close-grain pattern. Cherryburst solid carved 'flat sawn' maple top with numerous 'flashes' of flame which exhibit both subtle and complex cross-grain patterning. The top has uniformly faded to a wonderful shade of "Ice Tea". One-piece mahogany neck with that oh so perfect full '59 profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 original medium jumbo frets. Inlaid pearl trapezoid (crown) position markers. Serial number ("9 0879") inked-on in black on the back of the headstock. The top of the guitar has a single cream binding and the fretboard has single white binding. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and with "Les Paul Model" silk-screened in gold. Two-layer (black on white) plastic truss-rod cover.The top of the guitar has single-ply cream binding and the fretboard has single-ply cream binding. Individual single-line Kluson Deluxe tuners with single-ring tulip-shaped Keystone plastic buttons (stamped on the inside "D-169400 PATENT NO."). Two PAF humbucker pickups (double-black) with outputs of 7.12k and 7.50k. The cream neck pickup mounting ring is stamped on the inside "MR491" and "M-69 7" and the cream bridge pickup mounting ring is stamped on the inside "MR490" and "M-69 8." Single-layer cream plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout plus three-way pickup selector switch on upper bass bout. Gold plastic bell-shaped "Bell" knobs. The potentiometers are stamped "134 839" (Centralab, September 1958). Two original "Bumble-Bee" capacitors. ABR-1 non-retainer Tune-O-Matic bridge with metal saddles and separate stud tailpiece. This guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with just some light fading to the top and one minute 'ding' (smaller than a match-head) on the edge of the top just above the jack input. The original tuner tips demonstrate the customary degree of shrinkage and 'caramelizing' but are still perfectly stable. Housed in the original Gibson 'Stone' brown five-latch hardshell case with pink plush lining (8.75).



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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

MAybe a pickup change will make that guitar sound like a burst.... has to be those dam PAF's...
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

Sweet Zep medley at the end.
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

The magic is lost of the Phil X videos. The dry mic'ing doesn't help. The Tonemaster sounded nothing like before.
Either this setup isn't ideal or this burst doesn't sound special. It looks a bit like a Tokai actually. And I wish he'd learn another GNR riff...
Man, I wanna say something positive. Errrr, cool t-shirt!
Oh and great Zep medley at the end. Maybe that's the way forward for demoing guitars.
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

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WOW, what happened to Phil??? he seems like being forced to be funny....

This guitar is not doing anything for me, sounds nothing like the other magical bursts he has demoed.
I have to agree, that video was unwatchable. the same Schtick is the same old same old.
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

so who is the pro player who owned it before?
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"I'd rather own 120 really good guitars" LOLZ
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I dig that Friedman tone a lot.
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I dig that Friedman tone a lot.
Damn straight! That first chord he struck really caught my attention.
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This guitar is not doing anything for me, sounds nothing like the other magical bursts he has demoed.
I commented the same over at the Burst group on facebook. While its an amazing looking guitar and a very good example of a clean, taken care of top, the sound just doesn't make me say "wow thats a burst right there".
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Re: 1959 burst "Minty" demoed by Phil X

This guitar is going to be a private museum piece in Fretted Americana's collection.
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I believe it hoss,

'till the market, if ever, picks up again.
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