- Dec 15, 2013
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Hi all, I’ve just completed a ‘55/‘59 conversion and thought I’d share the results
This is a factory stoptail ‘55 with Burst correct factory neck set, weighs 8.6lbs with a perfect chunky neck, and very agreeable two piece flame top with figure suggesting a centre seam, and was previously poorly converted in the ‘70s with chopped down T Tops, a full pound of brass hardware and a crazy 18V fuzz system jammed into the control cavity.
While I love a greened/faded Burst, it’s the rich cherry sunbursts that currently fascinate me, and I feel I really nailed it on this one, and after fading it has a totally aunthentic glowing ‘50s vibe with very rich, complex colour, and it honestly sounds better than it looks.