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Old 03-29-2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

I've got an enjoyable week to look forward to. The Black Burst is visiting with me this week until I hook up next weekend with my good buddy Joe B. who's going to tour the crap out of this wonderful instrument.
It's a ugly overcast day today, but here's a few inside "artsy" shots. Hope you enjoy them!























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Old 03-29-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Excellent! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
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Whoa Lordy... that's awesome.







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Old 03-29-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

The back story on this guitar, for those of you who don't know it, is back in 1959 a guy contacted Gibson. He wanted a Custom but couldn't afford one. Gibson offered to paint one of their "Standard" models black for him.
When they finished it, it was 1960. Thus, this guitar has a 1960 serial number. However, under the paint you can make out its original 1959 number. You can also see the flame underneath the black paint.
It's just an unbelievably cool, one of a kind, guitar.

And oh yeah....it sounds spectacular!
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:44 AM   #5
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Superb (say NM?) condition too! wow
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:50 AM   #6
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

Here's a pic I took of Joe B. playing it last time he was in Houston.



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Old 03-29-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
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a most awesomest LP.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #8
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I love that guitar. Damn.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:27 PM   #9
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Nice! Was the back refinished, too? Black?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:29 PM   #10
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

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...Thus, this guitar has a 1960 serial number. However, under the paint you can make out its original 1959 number...
So this isn't 8 3688 from BOTB?
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So this isn't 8 3688 from BOTB?

No.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:32 PM   #12
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Wow... THANKS so much for sharing.... remarkable beauty!!
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I love that guitar!
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Wow! Great Post. Thanks.




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No.
This is not the one that was owned by Jeff Lynne, right?
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:00 PM   #16
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

Here's a quick(and sloppy!) video I just did with my iphone, just to give you a slight idea of what it sounds like:




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Neat guitar let's refinish it
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:25 PM   #18
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Words would be a waste of time!

AWESOME!

Thanks for sharing!
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Here's a quick(and sloppy!) video I just did with my iphone, just to give you a slight idea of what it sounds like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yY8...ature=youtu.be
AWESOME, thank you. You got finger's tone, CD!
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

thanks for posting, that was way too awesome
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:33 PM   #22
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

Is this the one that came in the alligator case?



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Is this the one that came in the alligator case?



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Yes...he couldn't afford the "fancy" one.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:02 PM   #24
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

Wow!! Amazing guitar! Has more of a "Tuxedo" look than any Custom! Sound's great too!! Would love to hear that howl through an original SolaSound ToneBender Professional MKII into a '66 Marshall JTM-45...would really scream out some amazing harmonics!

It look's great as-is, but does it have any white bobbins in the pickups? A pair of reverse zebra PAFs would seem about right...
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:03 PM   #25
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Re: The Black Burst has stopped by for a visit!!!

I've read about this guitar... so you are the owner? I can't believe the people you can find in this forum. Awesome.
It is a great guitar with a great story.

One question in the first photos, isn't the action very high? I like it low but this looks like out of the planet

Great guitar, lucky you
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:23 PM   #26
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Whoa...............many thanks for posting this stuff on the Black Burst Charlie.

Are you going to do some more photos when you get the chance?

Cheers, Rudi
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:25 PM   #27
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A GREAT contr!bution to the Board...


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Old 03-29-2014, 08:25 PM   #28
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Charlie, thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:29 PM   #29
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That's awesome Charlie, just a beautiful speciman!! Thanks for letting us have a look
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