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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Or the "Fuck you!" burst. That could be a middle finger...
    thats what i thought! the guitar is a rebel!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    Look at the clip on the pickguard and then shoot yourself the bird in a mirror. I think youíll figure it out then.

    Or alternatively the Birdburst........there's a nice bit of alliteration with that.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    With respect, Having never been in the same room as a burst I wonder, the more bursts you play, do you discover how similar they all are or how different they all are to each other? Visual differences aside, talking sound and feel. Just saw the video of Joe on facebook playing Bosco for the first time prompted me to ask.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Another nice find. Congrats Joe!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Wow, love that colour!!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonkoi View Post
    With respect, Having never been in the same room as a burst I wonder, the more bursts you play, do you discover how similar they all are or how different they all are to each other? Visual differences aside, talking sound and feel. Just saw the video of Joe on facebook playing Bosco for the first time prompted me to ask.

    Different in feel, operation(when you're trying to find the 'sweet spot' in each one) and sound in some or most cases.
    Pretty much the same as playing a number of acoustic guitars of the same make and model from different years.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Super nice color on that one! It will only sound better after some stage time.

    I don't see the tailpiece ground wire or the hole from the cavity. Did somebody remove the ground and the hole is not visible in the photo?

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by sws1 View Post
    What amp is he playing? Nice sound.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by CDaughtry View Post
    I'm waiting to give Joe that pleasure. Hell...the hunt is half the fun!
    It's been a while since I've visited here... However I am quite familiar with this story, as part of the "safari" , is a connection here on Long Island, NY. ......And out of an incredible abundance of respect for Mr. B. I also, will wait for him to tell the story.
    Just an amazing instrument.. Congrat's Mr. Bonamassa!
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by lare65 View Post
    What amp is he playing? Nice sound.
    It looks like the old Deluxe he uses a lot in his demos at home. It's been painted black.

    He did say somewhere what year it was, I think he said 1955 and that it has a 70's blackback Celestion G12M fitted.

    Then again, I could be wrong!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    13 gauge strings on an old Guitar..... wow.

    Too heavy for me.!
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by rob livesey View Post
    It looks like the old Deluxe he uses a lot in his demos at home. It's been painted black.

    He did say somewhere what year it was, I think he said 1955 and that it has a 70's blackback Celestion G12M fitted.

    Then again, I could be wrong!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    How many Bursts does Joe have now? I know he moved a couple along when he got Amos and another early V (I think...)
    so I lost count.
    How many guitars total (roughly) and how many amps?
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

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    Damn that sounds good!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by agogetr View Post
    flatwounds.. this guy was old school. prolly more into chet than bloomfield. seems like a lot of 58's look really cool! to me anyway. is it a 58?
    They all came stock with Flatwounds in the Fifties!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    They all came stock with Flatwounds in the Fifties!

    As I remember reading many years ago George and John would put flatwounds on their guitars when recording........don't know if their was any truth to that or not but their recorded sound was good and clean for sure.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Wow, Sweet Burst, those PAFs sound really full throated. Itís so good seeing these great instruments go to someone who will play them and in JBsís case play them very very well.

    ďI just happened to have some spare tuners in my spare tire kit.Ē Lol The vintage guitar McGuyver.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Man, such a cool guitar. I canít even imagine. I wonder how much time passed between Joe getting word on this guitar and pulling into the guys driveway? Congrats on another insanely awesome guitar.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldtop0 View Post
    As I remember reading many years ago George and John would put flatwounds on their guitars when recording........don't know if their was any truth to that or not but their recorded sound was good and clean for sure.
    Yes they did! They used strings provided by Selmer's which were actually Pyramid's. Pyramid's are made in Germany. Some of the Gibson Strings were made by Pyramid as well. there's documentation at the Pyramid Factory from Gibson, Gretsch & Guild Guitars that show order's for 1,000's of sets during the `50's & `60's into the mid- `70's. any string labeled "Selmer" sold in the U.K. was made by Pyramid!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    Yes they did! They used strings provided by Selmer's which were actually Pyramid's. Pyramid's are made in Germany. Some of the Gibson Strings were made by Pyramid as well. there's documentation at the Pyramid Factory from Gibson, Gretsch & Guild Guitars that show order's for 1,000's of sets during the `50's & `60's into the mid- `70's. any string labeled "Selmer" sold in the U.K. was made by Pyramid!
    I have sets of Gibson strings [from the 60's, maybe 50's] marked made in Germany.
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrgtr42 View Post
    How many Bursts does Joe have now? I know he moved a couple along when he got Amos and another early V (I think...)
    so I lost count.
    How many guitars total (roughly) and how many amps?
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Al’s suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Norman’s Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. It’s 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didn’t need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Cool story , Glad to see JB owning this guitar . The guitar Ambassador Joe is the guy !!!
    Ive never confused owning a bunch of high end gear with being some kind of a guitar player I'm a hack and I love guitars !

    He thinks the mirror is a photo of a clown ?

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Alís suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Normanís Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. Itís 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didnít need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.
    Congratulation to a spectacular find!! Great story and I agree on the colour, magical! And the sound in your hands too..

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Alís suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Normanís Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. Itís 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didnít need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.
    It reminds me of the dark burst Koss played on Mr. Big video. Enjoy in good health. Bout to go up to Adirondacks to Snowmobile/Ski. N.Y. pride.
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Alís suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Normanís Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. Itís 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didnít need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.
    Thanks Joe!
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    12 bursts! id be guilty as charged too if i had the scratchorama. i saw joe do a rig rundown and he banged some chords out with a burst through his dumbles and !!!!! man even through my 16 dollar headphones.. thick lush awesome crunchy goodness. just flat killer tone. when he combines those with his signature twins i think he has about the best tone goin. imao (in my arrogant opinion)

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now.
    Maybe this is a rude and out of order, please tell me in that case, but is the 12:

    9-0378, 9-0829, 9-0917, 9-1948, 9-1951, 0-0162, 0-1491, 0-7171, 0-7452, 0-7453, 0-8089 and 0-8145?
    Last edited by viper007; 02-20-19 at 02:03 PM.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Alís suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Normanís Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. Itís 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didnít need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.
    Honestly, just from that small clip on instagram I get the feeling that this burst sounds really really darn good. Congrats!
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Al’s suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Norman’s Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. It’s 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didn’t need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.
    Thank you JBLPlayer for filling in the details.
    My dear friend Ed Clark had sent me the pic of the guitar prior to sale .
    Absolutely blown away by the color.. (And of course the sound when you posted playing in Al's kitchen!)
    When Ed told me who he suggested to Al, for a potential buyer, of course, I couldn't have agreed more wholeheartedly.
    Al had graciously offered Ed, 2 of the VIP passes if he could make it to FLA.
    We both stayed at Al's house, who is an absolute "old school" gentleman, while we were down in Florida.
    Thank you again, for the tickets ,and the opportunity to shake your hand after the show.
    As tired as you probably were, it was obvious you would talk guitars all night! lol.
    So once again, congratulations MR B.
    The Bosco Burst couldn't be in better custodial hands..
    Being a small part of this has been an amazing experience.
    P.S., In one of the B & W photos I noticed the metal pick guard thingy was not there.. Have a look again.
    Bless you all, and keep on rockin'. IMG_1916.jpg
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Congrats Joe! Sheís a beauty!
    Quote Originally Posted by JBLPplayer View Post
    I own 12 of them now. The Bosco Burst is a great guitar that I purchased from the original owner in Melbourne Florida. Al and his brother Frank bought the guitar in 1959 from their guitar teacher in New York. After Frank passed Al held the guitar until this year and finally decided to sell it. A friend of Alís suggested that he contact me about possibly purchasing it. He reached out to Norm at Normanís Rare Guitars and Norm called me. I spoke to Al via telephone for a few weeks and agreed on a price and arranged to drive down from Nashville to Melbourne Florida a few weeks ago. Three things that I love about this guitar. The Color, The Sound and most importantly I made a new friend in Al Bosco. I had to pay a lot of money for this guitar. There are no deals on this kind of stuff especially uncirculated and an original owner. The deciding factor for me was that I really liked Al as person and knew how hard a process this was for him to finally let it go. Itís 8.4 pounds of Les Paul goodness that I am blessed to own. Didnít need a screw driver to tell this guitar was right. It revealed itself when the case opened. Joe B
    PS: The original photos in black and white helped too.

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Beautiful guitar in great condition. Love the color!

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    cool story

    Thanks for taking us along for the ride!

    I can imagine these Guitar Safaris can be super addicting. the whole process... the hunt... the deal.... the anticipation on the ride... that moment just before opening the case...

    just knowing how excited I get when I get a new guitar-- something like this I'm sure takes it to a whole new level

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wittrock View Post
    Ground wire from the bridge pickup cavity?
    If you look closely you can see the ground wire. It breaks thru the maple right on the 90 degree edge of the 1" Fostner bore.

    Joe B Bosco Burst.jpg

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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogieongtr View Post
    If you look closely you can see the ground wire. It breaks thru the maple right on the 90 degree edge of the 1" Fostner bore.

    Joe B Bosco Burst.jpg
    I have no idea what a "Foster bore" is or what you are talking about.
    It would be better to use the full size photo rather than the tiny version.
    I still don't see the ground wire going to the tailpiece or the bridge.
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    Re: Joe B.ís ultimate guitar safari...introducing The Bosco Burst!

    I think this is the ground wire to the tailpiece.


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