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Old 04-01-12, 03:25 PM   #1
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"The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Yesterday Bernie Marsden was kind enough to bring his legendary 59 Burst aka "The Beast" to visit at the Birmingham UK JB gig. Bernie is a great player, a great guy and this is a great Burst! Here's a few pictures of it for you all.











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Old 04-01-12, 04:04 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, Mike!
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Old 04-01-12, 04:28 PM   #3
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Old 04-01-12, 04:31 PM   #4
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A well loved burst..................love it

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Old 04-01-12, 05:14 PM   #5
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Old 04-01-12, 06:45 PM   #6
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

for someone to play it that much!!!! it must have tone for days. i would rather see/play a burst like this, over a closet classic any day!
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Old 04-01-12, 11:05 PM   #7
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F'in awesome!
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Old 04-02-12, 12:14 AM   #8
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That's just terrible. He needs to get it repainted. A number of coats of marine pant would be a lot more durable.
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Old 04-02-12, 12:21 AM   #9
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Old 04-02-12, 12:48 AM   #10
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

I was at the show and it truly did sound amazing. Great tone!

Bernie played well too, was playing a PRS singlecut of some kind through a Marshall Vintage Modern combo from what I could see.

Joe really hit it out the park though, superb performance as usual, it was great to see him.
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Old 04-02-12, 07:35 AM   #11
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Very cool! One of my faves with that lovely figuring!
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Old 04-02-12, 08:24 AM   #12
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Thanks for sharing... ...great looking LP...

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Old 04-02-12, 08:46 AM   #13
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Killer thread...thanks as always Mike!
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Old 04-03-12, 07:33 PM   #14
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Awesome!! Thanks for posting Mike!!
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Thanks Mike. That looks like it has done some duty. Beautiful.
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Old 04-07-12, 03:12 PM   #16
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Here's a couple nice clips of the Beast in action....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7msSA__xtBw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=842i14jQxjc
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Thanks for those pics, Mike!
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Old 04-07-12, 04:27 PM   #18
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Does Bernie still own The Beast? I saw the guitar a few years ago at a Dallas show.

And btw - I saw Bernie jam with Paul Reed Smith and some others at the recent Frankfurt Musikmesse. He sounded great - even without the Beast!
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Old 04-07-12, 07:46 PM   #19
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Beautifully beat! Absolutely love it!
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Old 04-08-12, 12:15 AM   #20
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Beautiful pictures !!! Thanks for posting !!
For those of you who want to know more The Beast and Bernie are the coverstory on Guitarist Magazine april 2012 issue.
they have an interesting soundclip comparison between the Beast, Bernies signature PRS SE and Gibson LP Classic Custom.

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Beautiful pictures !!! Thanks for posting !!
For those of you who want to know more The Beast and Bernie are the coverstory on Guitarist Magazine april 2012 issue.
they have an interesting soundclip comparison between the Beast, Bernies signature PRS SE and Gibson LP Classic Custom.

I just went to the shop and got it, thanks for the heads-up!
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Missed this first time around.Thanks Mike,way cool Burst.Mike B.
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Much awesomeness
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Cool! Thanks for the link! Bernie seems like a cool dude. That tone!
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Re: "The Beast" Bernie Marsden's 59

Always been my favorite 'Burst. Just the right amount of flame and grain. And that beautiful fade...just doesn't get any better than that.

So glad to hear he still has it. I didn't think that was the case. Always makes me sad to hear of players who sold their 'Bursts and now likely don't have the money to buy them back (or another). I'm sure we've all got guitars in our past that we had to sell to make ends meet at the time (or for whatever reason)...only to regret it later.

Cheers, Bernie.
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Love that Dynaflow cut.
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WOW!!! Too cool... thanks for posting the pix. ;-)
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Old 04-16-12, 11:48 AM   #29
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Now THAT is great looking burst, Must be a real player to have such beautiful scars.
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Love the looks AND the tone.
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Cool! Thanks for the link! Bernie seems like a cool dude. That tone!
Every time I see a video with Bernie, he just comes across as such a nice fellow and a content soul. Really does. That burst kills, and quite frankly so does Bernie.
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The 3 videos I have found, compiled here...
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The 3 videos I have found, compiled here...
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Was that once cherry sunburst? If so, it's pretty wild how much it's faded into almost a butterscotch by now.
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Was that once cherry sunburst? If so, it's pretty wild how much it's faded into almost a butterscotch by now.
Yeah, I don't think it was ever the brown/tobacco color. Frankly, I'm glad Gibson used the "wrong" dye at first. I love seeing the potential variations before they changed to the more colorfast dye in mid-'60.
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The videos seem to show more of a honeyburst. Very cool.
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