Beautiful Lefty Burst in Spain. Lots of Pics.

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  1. DDF

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    Stunning...
     
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    Thanks for posting David!

    I love the side dots on the underside of the board, among other nuances. So much cool history in that burst!
     
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    It’s not easy to find so many detailed quality photos of such a rare guitar.
     
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    Ouch!
    What a beauty!

    How about that booklet stamped "Les Paul Special"!
    Someone fucked up!
    :D
     
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    That is so killer!
     
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    Baffling condition too!
     
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    What a beauty, and in fantastic condition.
     
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    On the other forum, Lefty Elmo mentioned:

    Fantastic! I have been waiting for this thread, since I heard of the sale and it's re-location to Spain. I wish the "Stroup Burst" name had been retained, since that's how it's always been known. Also wish the verbage was in English.

    Since I don't ever use that, my response "requires validation", so I prefer to just write him back through here. :)


    Hey Steve, what’s up man! Glad you liked the pics! I’m very sorry about the text, it was just too long to translate to English. I’ll try to send you guys a full translation of this soon, at least of the image descriptions.

    As for the name, it will of course always be AKA “The Stroup Burst”, by all means. BUT, the current owner chose to name it AKA “The Spanish Burst”, and I believe it’s for a good reason. It’s -allegedly- the first and only burst permanently located in Spain. So it’s technically not “The Spanish Burst” but THE Spanish Burst. LOL.

    If you ever come to Spain ring me up and I’ll help out arranging for you to try it. ;)
     
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    It's the perfect sound
     
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    Yuuki, what do you think the story is with the perfectly round hole in the Bridge PU route?

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    Early attempt at weight relief?:naughty:
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    Same with the Neck Pocket............the Tenon is a little on the short side. :)

    :cheers2:
     
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    That’s exactly the same as the middle pickup on a three PAF Custom- the wiring channel would not be easily accessible as a lefty, ao they’ve broadly drilled to the switch through the output jack, then ‘tapped’ it to feed the pickup wires to the controls.
    The whole routing scheme is clearly improvised imho, and they even dispensed with grounding the stoptail bushing- pretty slapdash, but a stunning guitar regardless.
     
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    Thanks Yuuki. :thumbs:

    Agree, really like the Maple on this one.

    Cheers, Rudi.
     
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    Nippon You looking at me? Premium Member

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    So clean.
     
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    Love this guitar, Steve (Lefty Elmo) and I have discussed it many times!

    What a bunch of beautiful detailed pictures!
     
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    Quite remarkable. Fantastic post ... thanks:)
     
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    Is this wire soldered to the pickup braid and run to the bushing perhaps, Or directly to the control cavity?


    story-burst-59.jpg
     

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