How do you know when it's a Real Burst

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  1. ddh101

    ddh101 Senior Member

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    From a man that has never touched, and will never own, a Burst ..... actually Greg Martin's (Kentucky Headhunters) 58 is not too far down the road. I guess there's always a chance I could touch one some day.

    I'm not sure if this is a simple or complicated question. What unique features, when present in combination, would be enough to declare an alleged burst a Real Burst - to include the variations of the 58's, 59's and 60's?? What are the telltale features? How do you know when it's the real thing? Wood, body, top, neck, pickups, finish, headstock, fingerboard, inlays, pots, tone ??

    Or is it like the Supreme Court's definition of pornography "I can't tell you what it is, but I know it when I see it." ?
     
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    Just look for the widow's peak.



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    the tell's !n the smell :naughty:
     
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    Provenance...
     
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    When you start playing and you play 48% better.
     
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    They feel different.
     
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    All kidding aside....:wave:
    There are sooooo many really good forgeries out there.....some are really close to all but the super trained eye (even having burst parts,like pafs)If you are thinking about purchasing a burst,I would secure the services of someone like Charles Daughtry to verify.There are others,but he KNOWS bursts.Before you drop the coin,make sure.
     
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    When somebody else tells you so:thumb:

    In this day and age if I was to consider buying a burst I'd only buy from a handful of guys in the States.....TW, Vic etc as it's a real minefield full of fakes now compared to 10-20 years ago.
     
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    srsly... :thumb:

    I'll add four letters here as well...

    e.e.

    mb
     
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  10. AxeBuilder

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    Kinda like telling silicone implants from the real thing - play with it!
     
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    Greco Senior Member

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    The price tag?
     
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    Ring Ganzler?














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    This has the potential to an enormously hilarious Thread. :laugh2: :naughty:

    Are you buying or selling......................:laugh2:

    I have been told that Paul Stanley really knows his stuff...................

    :cheers:
     
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    "How do you know when it's a Real Burst?"

    You just do.
     
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    Rich H Banned

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    Experience and discernment.
     
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    Ask Nico :D
     
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    Mark Pelkey can be relied upon to differentiate the good from the bad.

    If he's not available, then check whether it's ever been on Maverick's website. If not, it may well be good.
     
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    [​IMG]

    (Screen capture from the original Mission Impossible series. Yes I know it's a different Paul Stanley, still funny IMO.)

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    Awesome!
     
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    When not a single soul here is rude about it....... :laugh2:
     
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