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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by rmeil, Jun 4, 2011.
To echo what others have said, I would LOVE to see pics of the control cavities, under pickguard, etc. Unlikely that the OP will feed the sharks though...can't say I blame him.
I for one hope that he does but with a new thread entitled, SUCK IT!
nom, nom fellas
sorry to intrude
regarding my question pertaining to the various ways in which finishes fade over time,
has it been answered thoroughly (thank you again Liam, fletch and Nico)?
i am actually trying to learn something for a change
Sorry. I too would like to know. Heck, I want to know how to put a fade on mine.
Man, you're becoming hysterical! Relax, baby! Burst owners are, in the main, ordinary guys. They are not Gods or higher beings like those geezers in "Cocoon". When they post on here, or anywhere else for that matter, our collective tongues don't head straight for their arseholes and why should they? A forum is a place of debate where opinions are voiced. Whether they are right or wrong is irrelevant. In my opinion (as I've stated all along) rmeil knew what he had from the get-go. That's fine, he had a little fun at our expense. No harm done. It's been entertaining . No lives were lost or childhoods ruined. Very few people here doubted that it was a Burst out of the dozens and dozens that posted in the thread. It was intriguing, for sure, but some people take things WAY too seriously.
Thanks Cookie, I needed a slap.
Consider it done!
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Hungover Dad says "You just wait 'til your Mom gets home! You boys are gonna get it! What AM I gonna do with you kids???"
And now back to my Coffee & Ibuprofen...
rmeil congrats on possibly having an authentic Burst, I can imagine it is a very exciting time for you right now. I have no idea what your intentions are in regards to the guitar, but if you still own an amp or can borrow one I would at least plug that sucker in and rock it for a few hours. I know for myself as much as I would love to own a 59' burst ( my birth year) I know I would probably have to sell it, the money it would garner would be a big help to my family at this time.
Again congrats on the Burst and good luck in what ever you decide to do!
Holy Pooh Bear!
Did I miss the memo, again, that rmeil's guitar has been authenticated as a '59 Burst?
I seem to miss all the important memos...
We be mushrooms.
Yes you did, but the post get deleted every time, this thread will never die.
Wjy would a post that states that it has been authenticated be deleted? Isn't this the whole reason for this thread in the first place? I don't get it.
It would be cool to be the owner of a $200,000 Les Paul.
Dear friend, either you are color blind or you do not know that the magenta color means its a joke....
Oh, yeah, I forgot the sarcasm color, sorry.
authenticated by Google
who do i have to talk to around this joint to learn more about
the varied processes of fading the finish on a Les Paul –
given the atypical circumstances of this Les Paul?
X-Ray, yes, it was very easy to fade an original burst. As Fletch (and others) said, it can happen in just a matter of hours, by hanging in a shop window, especially if it's exposed to direct sunlight. Here is a photo of Ed King's burst. Notice the pronounced redish area right near the toggle switch. This was no doubt caused by the guitar hanging in a shop window for probably just days or weeks. The light faded the whole guitar, except the area where the switch tag was. And this would have happened so quickly that the shop owner wouldn't have noticed it. This was a very common occurrence back then.
This rapid fading would have been caused by the aniline dyes used back then. Gibson no longer uses that type of dye, but many replica makers and refinishers now do, so as to try and replicate the fade of an original burst.
Frank.....what a beautiful Burst!!
Thanks for posting!