I've been following Encrypted's thread "Thinking of aging my R7" found here:http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/showthread.php?t=362104 as I've been working on an R7 refinish. I liked the Perry Burst so much on the R7 that I decided to do the same to one of my Standards, but then deadlyweasel sent me a pic of an awesomely aged '53 Standard. So I decided to cover the Perry Burst Standard in gold. I'm going to wear the hell out of it and I think it will look great with the burst showing as the gold gets chipped away. I don't think there's anything here that's new for the majority of us on the forum, but I thought that this would look really cool. I'm really only posting this because of the discussion in Encrypted's thread about aging process and whether or not it should be done. I'm doing it. And I'm going to do it very slowly and thoughtfully. I'm in no rush on this and there's no telling how long it will take. When the mood hits me, I'll work on it, but otherwise, I'll just play it and not be too protective of the guitar. Here's what inspired this job: My Standard before: Now with the new burst: Getting the gold going: I didn't feel like plugging the pickup cavities and rerouting them fir P90's, so I took the covers of the Burst Buckers and gave them the treatment... now they're cream. The guitar has the clear coats on and I've already reassembled it. I'm going to play it for a bit as the lacquer hardens up, then I'll buff it up and start freezing and chipping away at the gold. Should be fun!