teardrop or rimburst?

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  1. bubba steen

    bubba steen Senior Member

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    This summer I will buy a gibson les paul trad. plus honeyburst. Every honeyburst has this teardrop pattern. I looooooveeeeeee it!!! :wow:

    What do you guys like? rim or teardrop :hmm: ?

    I would like to see some photos.
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  2. Adrian86

    Adrian86 Senior Member

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    I tend to like teardrop burst finishes a tad more. That was also a factor besides the colour itself why I went with Light Burst when I got my Traditional.
    Here is mine:

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    I´m sure you will love your Traditional when you get it, Honeyburst is a beautiful finish! It will be worth the time you wait!
     
  3. bobarino

    bobarino Senior Member

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    rimjob. i mean, rimburst.
     
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  4. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Teardrop looks 1000% better in my opinion.
     
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  5. dcooper830

    dcooper830 Senior Member

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    I like teardrop much much better. In fact.... I dislike rimbursts.

    However..... I have a rimburst Ice Tea LP and i'm not bothered by the rim-ness. The guitar is awesome in every way!

    Although I still think it would look better if it were teardrop.

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  6. Backstage

    Backstage Senior Member

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    Tiger stripes FTW! :)
     
  7. JSJ-LP

    JSJ-LP Senior Member

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    Beat me to it. :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:
     
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  8. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    I like rimburst on Iced Tea and darker, tear drop for anything lighter.
    Mine's Iced Tea.
     
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  9. cooljuk

    cooljuk Transducer Producer Premium Member MLP Vendor

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    I can appreciate a rimburst in the fact that it shows more flame. I like the teardrops for a vintage vibe though, of course.
     
  10. Zenzeypher

    Zenzeypher Senior Member

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    I wish we had burst that look like how the original wear invented the finish.

    that being said, teardrop.
     
  11. joedonner2001

    joedonner2001 Senior Member

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    I'll be the dumbass in this thread and ask - what is the difference between teardrop or rimburst?
     
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  12. Zenzeypher

    Zenzeypher Senior Member

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    Rim burst follows the edges of the body then a uniform burst.

    teardrop just follows the belly of the guitar then tapers off towards the neck.
     
  13. jfwund

    jfwund Senior Member

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    Rimburst sticks to the edges of the guitar, fading more or less evenly to the middle. Teardrop is heavier near the neck, leading to a teardrop shape. I prefer the teardrop, as it looks more like a LP is "supposed" to look to me.

    Rimburst:
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    Teardrop:
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  14. joedonner2001

    joedonner2001 Senior Member

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    Ah - ok! I with you now.

    Thanks.
     
  15. ACELUEK

    ACELUEK ACE FREHLEY'S BASTARD SON Premium Member

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    I like both, but prefer the "Rim Job".

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  16. Thunder Dump

    Thunder Dump Senior Member

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    So do I, but it's hard to find the gals that will go for it.
     
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    Mike-t Senior Member

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    Does it seem like almost all Tobacco Bursts are teardrop or is that just me?
     
  18. bubba steen

    bubba steen Senior Member

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    I am going to ask a guitar shop if I can play and see five or six trads, all honeyburst, and pick the one that looks best. Hope I will get a nice one.:D
     
  19. AndersonStudios

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    Good luck finding a guitar shops that have that many Trad plus's
     
  20. EasyAce

    EasyAce Senior Member

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    Looks like I'm a teardropper . . .

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