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." ?