What are considered Clownbursts?

gmann1956

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Looking at buying a Gibson LP Standard, in Heritage Cherry Burst. It's the right weight for me, so I'm thinking about it. Would this be considered considered a Clownburst finish? thumbnail.jpg
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TheWelder

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To me, clown bursts are like the ones posted in the photo above. Little to no real transition between the cherry and yellow.

Be advised that some people will refer to any HCB as 'clownburst' but they are fools IMO. It's the OG bust finish for Les Pauls. The HCB from Sweetwater that you are considering is fantastic. If you end up pulling the trigger, rock it with pride.
 

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having bought 2 guitars, new, from sweetwater - I venture to say the pics don't do justice to the guitar. That girl will be true eye porn when you unwrap her !! :cheers:


(if you pull the trigger)
 

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Clown bursts are a thing of the 70s and 80s, aren't they? Maybe into the early '90s? None of the stuff in the last 25 years is a true clown burst like in that Zappa pic I don't think ... (could be wrong, though)
 

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I really wanted that heritage cherry until I learned that people call it Clownburst. Ended up getting bourbon burst. Peer pressure is a powerful thing.
 

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I love the Bourbon Burst myself. I've got Iced Tea but it's a dark one as you can see.
 

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