Slash has bought the Robert Johnson ‘burst

Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by asapmaz, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. DarthPaul

    DarthPaul Senior Member

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    Is this the Burst that started the "Grill Mark" matched-top craze? Doesn't do much for me, especially knowing that it was encased in plastic at one point.
    Good for Slash though - at least it will get played.
     
  2. strat1701

    strat1701 El Diablo Cazador De Hombres Premium Member

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    calling it now...next years new 'artist' model....MAP price 29999...but they'll throw in some more sunglasses and a sleeveless garage shirt
     
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    filtersweep Senior Member

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    I’m not buying any of this. How can ‘the bursts’ collectively be all similar?

    And how does a makeover affect tone?

    Or vintage caps? I doubt anyone can hear a real difference there.
     
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    21stcsm Senior Member

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    Totally off topic (but not in regards to Slash)... He definitely looks like he's been lifting heavier/more etc. His shoulder girdle, arms and especially his forearms look better developed than in recent memory. As a competitive weightlifter in my 50's, it's cool to see older dudes staying in shape. Maybe he did it in part as a $(#$( you to Axl, who looks like the Stay Puft Marshmallow man these days :)
     
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    kaputme Senior Member

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    Typo on the article--> and and
     
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  6. kaputme

    kaputme Senior Member

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    I second that. that's why i Like Joe bonamasa more. He brings out his big guns to his concerts.
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    And it’s incorrectly referred to as a ‘58.
     
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  8. Herbie74

    Herbie74 Senior Member

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    I have always felt the magic is in the old growth wood and not even in the aging as these guitars were awesome and sought after in the 70s. More specifically how that wood vibrates.
     
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    Namelyguitar Senior Member

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    Thought this thread was about the blues legend that died in 1938 before the first Les Paul was built? ;)
     
  10. Paul in a box

    Paul in a box Junior Member

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    After 40 years as a fender guy I just bought a Gary Moore Burst Les Paul that lQQks like that guitar! I can't put it down .... rings like a bell!
     
  11. kaputme

    kaputme Senior Member

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    Pics:photos::photos::photos:
     
  12. jlb32

    jlb32 Senior Member

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    Why did Gibson not release this as the next "Slash" model over the lame excuse they previously did?

    IMO if they are going to release a "new" "Slash" model, at least make it interesting. The latest one seemed pretty lame, other than they wanted to hype the Brazilian rosewood.
     
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    Because he didn't own it when the process started for the recent Slash model (6-12 months earlier).
     
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    Joejitsumd Junior Member

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    I wonder if slash leaves these guitars stock or if he swaps the pickups for A2P trying to get more of his signature sound.
     
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    I had the privilege of playing two real 1959 Les Paul bursts. Not an R9, real 59’s. It was surreal
     

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