'59 Burst. Is this for real?

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  1. Uncle Vinnie

    Uncle Vinnie Junior Member

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    ... Or a clever copy? Pic of the head stock isn't too clear, can't see if the tuners are correct.
    Serial #9 2408 looks correct.

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  2. Fez Bear

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    I'm no expert (like seriously no expert at all) ...but the generally excellent condition of the guitar is potentially a flag, and the flame on the maple top looks a lot better than the '59's I've looked at on burstserial.com

    I guess there are some mint condition ones, and some with amazing flame tops too, perhaps this is one of them. The colour does look very good.

    Also that case looks in pristine condition too. I wouldn't expect that condition of a case that old. Could be just because of the photos that everything looks in really good condition. The close up of the headstock shows a little wear after all.

    I would say its a one of the historic reissues, simply because it looks a little too perfect. I'm told the pickup rings are a give away a lot of the time. Showing up in UV light, markings on the underside etc are very difficult to fake.

    Hopefully someone who knows a lot more than me could say for sure. As I say, I'm really not an expert at all.
     
  3. GuitarMechanic

    GuitarMechanic Senior Member

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    Like Fez said I am no expert either but there is something that doesn't look original. Maybe it's just because it's in such clean condition
     
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    asapmaz Senior Member

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    Yeah, it just so happens to be a near-mint, big-top 'burst that's never been circulated and is not on burst-serial.com.
    Very convenient.
     
  5. Uncle Vinnie

    Uncle Vinnie Junior Member

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    I think I got everyone steamed up over nothing. I did some more checking, and this is a Gibson reissue. Sorry guys.

    I'm not a newbie for nothing.
     
  6. ajory72

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    Grovers would look so much better on this one
     
  7. bbaug14

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    I'm the original owner of this guitar. It's a replica. Not a Reissue. I obviously did not pass it off as the real deal when I sold it some time ago. You can find more photos of it in the replica thread here.
     
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  8. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    The op should remove the 1st and 3rd images from the thread.
     
  9. Uncle Vinnie

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    Real or not, it is gorgeous though.
     
  10. T00DEEPBLUE

    T00DEEPBLUE Senior Member

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    Don't really care that it's not an actual '59, it's an amazing replica of one.
     
  11. Xrun Morzov

    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    Canadian?
     
  12. bbaug14

    bbaug14 Senior Member

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    No.
     
  13. fleahead

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    Italian job maybe....
     
  14. bbaug14

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    Also no. :)
     
  15. rclausen

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    Steve @ BaB?
     
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  16. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    Would it be.......Satan?????
     
  17. Xrun Morzov

    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    never mind)
     
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    ^ This
     
  19. BA-CHEE

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    HuH ?
     
  20. ajory72

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    All the pics are gone - soooo frustrating as it's essential to have guitar porn during work hours [it's the only reason i come to work dammit!!!]
     

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