Match your Historic to Beauty of The Burst

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  1. Kevin James

    Kevin James V.I.P. Member

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    Saw this thread on another forum and thought this was really cool. Since this forum seems to have a lot more traffic I thought we should have one here. I'll start.

    Here's my R9 and B.O.T.B. # 9 0593 (different pics but same guitar)

    My R9:
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    B.O.T.B. 9 0593:
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    Lets see yours!
     
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  2. BigJim

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    Great thread!

    Lemme look tonight, there may be a 58 that has the same serial number as mine.
     
  3. Kevin James

    Kevin James V.I.P. Member

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    Yeah, I found a real burst with my exact serial number here:
    Burst Serial Log

    That one doesn't look anything like my historic does, but 90593 looks pretty damn close except its faded to a little bit lighter color.

    Looking at the thread on LPF I was surprised how many were posted that look REALLY close. There was a 58 Plain top that was so close its scary. Looked so close I almost think it might have been intentional by one of the builders at the custom shop. I mean the color and the grain patern was almost identicle.
     
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    2005 Murphy R9
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    9-1962
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  5. River

    River Senior Member

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    Page #1:

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    '04 R8:

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    ledlover01 Senior Member

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    River yours has a nicer top than the Page #1
     
  7. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    River, nice but i do not see the resemblance
     
  8. River

    River Senior Member

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    You wouldn't. 'Cause you don't like me.

    And I'm all broken up about that.

    I mean, really? You don't see the resemblance?

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    Go smoke some Honduran Mahogany dust, my friend.
     
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    I don't own the book!
     
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    Riv, I can see the resemblance. Have you considered going for the string vest and pink crushed velvet flares as well? It's a look!

    Liam
     
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  11. nicolasrivera

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    In this picture the color matches a lot more, but on the other one not even the flame matches, but its ok River as long as in your eyes they look alike thats all it matters. :thumb:
     
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    Took awhile to get my sh%# together but here are mine, with page scan references.

    My 8 7130 is an official copy of 9 0875 (a run of 50 guitars apparently), not a replica like the ones done later in '03, more an "inspired by" version built in '97. I have a letter from Edwin Wilson explaining Gibson's intention.

    My 8 8451 looks a lot like 8 1689 on the next page. I going out on a limb here saying Gibson copied from the book but I have no letter to prove it on this one. Built in '98.

    And yes, the printing on the US version of the book is WAY TOO YELLOW and it's a hard thing to correct in photoshop.:rolleyes:
     

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    The color/burst is wrong, but I think my 50th 9 0192 Darkburst's figure compares pretty well to Burst 9 0593:

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    What's cool here is that no one these days believes that quartersawn tops with medium fat flame in a mild chevron is vintage-correct. They want flatsawn, flecks, etc. But 90593 and 90592 (with a mild reverse chevron) show that quartersawn tops of this type were indeed used back then.

    And River, yes, I see the resemblance between yours and Page's too. Cool!
     
  14. Kevin James

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    Nice, same one mine looks like. Its funny, after owning this historic for 10 years I really had decided the flamed top looked nothing like any real burst top.... to over the top and to perfect etc. Then I found the pic of 9 0593 and wise like HOLY CRAP... its almost a perfect match LOL. And 9 0597 is really close too as far as the figuring but its closer to a lemon drop top in color.
     
  15. cnote

    cnote Senior Member

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    My Yamano 06 R0 also matches 9 0926 very closely. 9 0926 is only in BOTB, so I don't have digital pictures, but if you check out the picture in BOTB, and check this, it's very close:

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    If you have BOTB, check the detail of the flame between the PUP rings. This R0 is a Yamano Murphy guitar, so I figure Murphy or someone had the same thought, as they went a rare (for an R0) Ice Tea color that matches 9 0926 really really well.
     
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    of course i'm a rock and roll star, can't you see my CHAIR?
     
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    here's mine
    9-0901
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    maicolp Senior Member

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    sorry guys... that pic is huge and blurred.
     
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    But its a nice example.

    I just ordered BOTB!!!!
     
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    Note the rings you can see in the top half of the guitar.
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