Post Your Historic Bourbon Bursts!

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Midnight Blues, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Midnight Blues

    Midnight Blues Premium Member

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    Absolutely beautiful PJ!!!!! You must have been very good last year!!!!!

    Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
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    W:wow:W TG, she is just lovely!!!!! What a beautiful top!!!!!


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    This is just too much porn. Now my jaw is limp and sore...
     
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    This 08 R9 is incoming this week.
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  6. Midnight Blues

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    W:wow:W what an absolutely gorgeous top on her larsjen!!!!!

    Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
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    Thanks MB!
     
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    Wow, larsjen, that guitar is gorgeous! Congrats! And had I known that beauty was just about 15 minutes from me, I definitely would have gone and checked it out. Enjoy!


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    WOW sdl, she is GORGEOUS!!!!!


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
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    I did not know that bourbon burst was a thing! Just found out about this thread when I posted my NGD in the historics forum. I love mine! It's a 2011, which caught my eye when I was browsing a used music store to kill some time (need to stop doing that), and I just bonded with it. Wasn't even looking for a LP, as I am very happy with my '72 BB.

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  12. Midnight Blues

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    HOLY is she lovely srmd!!!!!

    You can't stop going into music stores. Just think if you did, you would have never found her and that would have been a tragedy of epic proportions!

    Congrats, HNGD :jam: and play her in good health!

    Bourbon, the Burst of all Bursts!


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
  13. jwehrman

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    Here she is. I picked her up last week. She's a True Historic '59 Bourbon Burst (2016). She's lightly aged and made to measure. She is one of the most beautiful things I have ever played or seen. I will admit the color in the top left and bottom right were gently enhanced to pop the top, but the other two are pretty much naked lighting. The color is just amazing. It fools me every time I look at it. I could swear it's a vintage cherry burst in certain light, and a dark burst with a slight change in the angle/light. I actually prefer the redder color on this particular top, and as I mentioned I really dig colors that are a little off the spectrum and hard to define. As for the flame, it's a nice thick chevron ribbon (I think, forgive if I'm wrong). It's strong and thick, but subtle. To me less is more, leaves more mystery. The display had the covers off. I thought about putting them back on, but I think the black helps the red/maroon come to life even more.

    As for playing, it's effing amazing. I won't re-fight the benefits (if any) of the true historic line here, but it feels and sounds right to me. I'm not sure who did the aging. It's not Murphy for sure. It may have been someone in the custom shop. But it's just the right amount. I understand some folk like the extra wear and tear, but this is just ever so lightly nicked in all the right places. Again, less is more for me. This is my first "grown up" Gibson. I owned a 60's reissue goldtop (all finished in gold) about 20 years ago. It was nothing fancy, simple classic reissue. I held onto it for about ten years and traded up for a nice black strat. But I became nostalgic for Les Pauls over the summer and decided I needed to go back. Boy am I ever glad I did. I may add to the collection. I've taken a fancy to the aged Lemonbursts I see on here. But for now this is the center of my universe.

    I am curious to know what others think of the top color. Am I crazy for thinking this borders on vintage cherry???
     

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    What a beauty jw!!!!!

    I don't think you're crazy at all. To me there's a definite hint of "Vintage Cherry Burst" to her and as you typed, the angle of the shot really has an impact on the intensity of the color, not to mention the flame (Chevron). Really lovely!!!!!

    Feel free to post more as you take them, which you will, believe me! :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
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    Nice Guitar!

    Sounds like you have been bitten by the allure of these....watch your spending over the next few years....you'll want more of them....:shock:
     
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    2015 "Dressed up Traditional" CS9 BB.

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    The flame on that is perfect!!!!!!!
     
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    Beautiful top on her Thomas!!!!!


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     
  20. Midnight Blues

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    GORGEOUS renderit!!!!!


    Thanks for the post and :cheers2:
     

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