Burny LG-75 GR

PrinceTonNR

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Just received this guitar and wanted to share some pictures. After 2.5 decades there are some battle scars but those might disappear if I choose to replace the poly with nitro.
It has a offset 3 piece back, a veneer top and an extra heel piece.
I haven't found any serial so pot codes might be the only clue.
My immediate thoughts are to replace the tuners, 3-way and potentially the pickups. I refinish might come too.
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Fujigen made. Those look like maybe CTS pots. What are the lower numbers?
 

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2001 seems late for CTS pots. Maybe they had a stash that sat around until Fuji started making Burnys.
 

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Nice! I have one too. My main gigging guitar for the past 8 to 10 years.

This would be from 1991 not 2001.

The LG-75 GR was released in the Use Your Illusion era.

Mine's also a Fuji from '91.
 

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I wouldn't change any of the hardware. MIJ guitars usually have high quality Gotoh hardware. I have a 1984 Fernandes Revival RST-50 with the original Gotoh tuners that are still in excellent condition.

My 1999 MIJ Epiphone SG (also Fujigen made) has the same tuners as this Burny and they are excellent.

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Same goes with the bridges and tailpieces.

Gotoh is far better than anything stamped with PW ;)
 

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My immediate thoughts are to replace the tuners, 3-way and potentially the pickups. I refinish might come too.

These guitars originally came with good hardware so there's no need to replace anything unless it's actually worn out, or if swapping pickups as a matter of taste.

Bear in mind also if you refinish this you'll likely lose the veneer as it is too thin to survive the stripping and sanding process, you might reveal something underneath you wont like such as a plain or multi piece top.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys.
The tuners; they are worn to the stage where there is a LOT of wobble when turning the keys w/o string tension. I might take them apart and see if I can tighten them up.
The switch; has a different feel compared to my Traditional. I like the Trad’s better.
Refinish; I am aware of the thin veneer but I am confident I will manage a refin without damaging the veneer (I rebuild cameras so I am used to tight tolerances). Comparing the Burny to the Gibson I notice the Burny is closer to the late 50’s original design (binding thickness and slightly shallower heel. The 12th fret side dots are way off though.
The pickups (VH-4?) are overly hot and I am not a fan so a pair of new ones will likely replace them.
The guitar has a nice acoustic ring to it and plays beautifully.
Here are some specs compared to my 2013 Traditional:

Les Paul Traditional
1st fret:
Thickness 22.7 mm = 0.894 inches
Width 44.6 mm = 1.76 inches
12th fret:
Thickness 25.7 mm = 1.01 inches
Width 53.5 mm = 2.11 inches
Neck: 7.77 kOhms
Middle: 3.937 kOhms
Bridge 7.97 kOhms

Burny LG-75 GR
1st fret:
Thickness 21.2 mm = 0.835 inches
Width 44.6 mm = 1.76 inches
12th fret:
Thickness 25.4 mm = 1.0 inches
Width 53.2 mm = 2.09 inches
Neck: 15.12 kOhms
Middle: 7.52 kOhms
Bridge 14.94 kOhms
 

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On my Fernandes Revival RST-50 from early 1984, one of the tuners feels loose when no string tension is applied or when tuning down, but when coming back up to pitch the tension is there and the tune holds well.
 

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