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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by randygt, Nov 29, 2008.
i'm not a noob but what exactly sets the brock/dapra burst from others?
The Brock/DaPra Burst (9 0913)
The way the colors were shot, some call this the "Technique”
was unusual. It gives the guitar a special beauty. It is not typical
of burst paint jobs.
I've never cared much for the color and flame on the Brock Burst !!! Color is too brown and flame is too fat !!! Now this is the ultimate Burst !!!
How about these as examples of great flame tops?
Definitley some alternatives available to those that have got the money!
Got to love that first one, Rich. Between the pickups where the flame goes wide on one half and not the other... Does things to me... My kind of 'burst...
How are you mate? Not been on the forum much lately, I hope it's because business is good.
I personally really like the Brockburst
My Brockburst 03R9
I like it MUCH better than my washed cherry burst R8.
I like both the darker and the brighter top finish on this guitar. Depending on what lighting you're looking at it with it can look almost like two different guitars.
Here's the same guitar under indoor lighting:
heres some burstness
9_0913 is a VERY significant guitar. Not only from it's colour which seems to be very deep cherry with a lot of blue in it making it quite burgundy. Not darkburst like it looks in BOTB and certainly not brown but just a very vivid cherry that's dark enough not to look garish. The figure is extremely unusual in a bunch of areas on the top, the lozengey thing between the pickups, the diagonal secondary flame sweeping behind the tailpiece, not a dead spot but another wave of flame that cuts through the first, but also it's truly bookmatched and quartersawn a very rare quality in a burst. Because it's quartersawn AND has strong flame I don't think it has any bad angles, the flame is strong from EVERY angle. It obviously isn't to everyone's taste, if your the sort of person who gets off on bursts with cheap, un-matched, mineral streaky wood then your not going to get it, it's just TOO pretty. Personally I don't really like bursts with any red in them but I'll make an exception for this one.
Could be me!
Is it just me or does the pic of that guy kissing that Brock/Dapra burst look like he couldn't afford a historic much less a burst? I mean he's in a very small room with a single bed, small amp, funky wall art. I dunno I hate to judge anyone but that just doesn't seem right to me.
I don’t know.
Bed, Amps, Half Million Dollar Burst.
What else do you Really need?
Probably taken a while back. Is that Brian Brock by any chance?
What's wrong with it? The small amp on the right is an original tweed Fender. Nice interesting looking 1 pickup semi. Gibson or Epi at a guess.
Looks like a man who knows what his priorities are, in a photo taken when Vintage Les Pauls were perhaps a little more affordable than they are now.
edit: It took a moment to realize where I had seen this pic credited as a young Vic Dapra. It's actually Nick Carras at Gil Southworth's residence. Talk about conflict in lifestyle! This pic was taken in 1986.
That's a young Vic Da Pra? Picture must have been a while back as he had filled out quite a bit in the face even when his "'Burst" book came out. (1994). But then so have I, so can't point the finger...
Seeing as it's him I'll reiterate what I said before: a man who knows what his priorities are.
My bad. That's Nick Carras. Someone posted that pic elsewhere and I was surprised it was credited as Dapra as well. Even more surprising is that it was said to taken at Gil Southworth's residence!
Brian is a very good friend of mine. He likes his privacy but still wheels and deals. He has had many more bursts than that one. Very interesting story behind the Brock burst - most is hogwash. We bought this together: