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    Kosta Kovachev

    Does anyone know what has become of burst collector Kosta Kovachev? He found and bought many bursts years ago but I never seem to hear of him in today's vintage market. Did he take those bursts to another planet or what? Where has he gone? Does anyone know Kosta personally?

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    He used to call me weekly looking for V's and Burst in the mid 90s. He got out of the Burst market in late 90s when Wall Street called in their markers. Haven't heard a peep from him since.

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    He called a few times, and even dropped by last year. I think he is working out of Dallas, although I didn't understand his business. Something to do with resort properties, I think.
    He enjoyed looking at a Burst again ;)
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    Most of his Bursts went to Bethseda MD.. & he is in Florida now ..

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    His job brought him to Branson a few times, a resort area near me.
    He might have flown to Dallas on business, and drove up here.
    Or, I could just be
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    Originally posted by TW59
    His job brought him to Branson a few times, a resort area near me.
    He might have flown to Dallas on business, and drove up here.
    Or, I could just be
    Tom i guess your right. But a good friend of mine is Costas Rabbi'
    so thats how i heard hes in Florida"

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    Ah, Florida - a "Homesteading State" with no state income tax. . .;)
    "If you're lucky enough to live at the beach, then you're lucky enough..."

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    Originally posted by Joe Ganzler
    Ah, Florida - a "Homesteading State" with no state income tax. . .;)
    Like Texas!

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by Xpensive Wino View Post
    The 2nd most interesting man in the world??? "Stay thirsty my friends"...
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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by KennyF View Post
    The 2nd most interesting man in the world??? "Stay thirsty my friends"...

    He's saying: "Stay Bursty, my friends"....

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by Xpensive Wino View Post
    He's saying: "Stay Bursty, my friends"....
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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Or on the other hand......... bursty the bubble

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    Florida, a sunny place.........

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    I recall seeing Kosta's "Ultraburst" at the Prune Music Guitar Show circa 1971in Mill Valley, CA...it remains to this day the finest looking Burst I've ever seen...I say "seen" because Kosta wasn't letting anyone touch it...infact he didn't want anyone to even look at it (ha, ha...recalling the Spinal Tap remark)...super, evenly distributed "ribbon" flame, gorgeous fairly dark Burst and near mint condition. Oh yeah, the Burst carried the outrageous asking price of $3500, this when your average Burst was going for around $2500...Now where is that missing nebulizer tube for my time machine? Hmmm...setting dial for 1963 when this Burst could likely be had for $150!

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by RAB View Post
    Now where is that missing nebulizer tube for my time machine? Hmmm...setting dial for 1963 when this Burst could likely be had for $150!
    Not a good idea.
    You might get Pearly or Jimmy Page's Number 1 and upset the whole Burst world.
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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    Not a good idea.
    You might get Pearly or Jimmy Page's Number 1 and upset the whole Burst world.
    Or he might get Sandy....

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Just whatever you do don't let DZ get a hold of the machine.....none of you guys would have any

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    Not a good idea.
    You might get Pearly or Jimmy Page's Number 1 and upset the whole Burst world.
    Good point Tom...don't want to unintentionally change Rock N' Roll history!

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by Xpensive Wino View Post
    OPULENCE
    I has it.
    ...and then the old bull said "No son, let's walk down the hill and fuck all of 'em."

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    Re: Kosta Kovachev

    Quote Originally Posted by Mainah View Post
    OPULENCE
    I has it.

    Epic win.

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