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1958, 59, 60 Bursts

S. Weiger

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The Beauties are back! Love 'em! ❤️

Mike, the 1960 looks like a fairly early '60. Does it have the "shorter long tenon" like the ones later in that year?
 

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The Beauties are back! Love 'em! ❤️

Mike, the 1960 looks like a fairly early '60. Does it have the "shorter long tenon" like the ones later in that year?
Yes, it's an early '60 with all '59 features, and in mint condition. Was in the Mac Yasuda collection at one time. I've never pulled the pickups to look at the tenon.
 

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Yes, it's an early '60 with all '59 features, and in mint condition. Was in the Mac Yasuda collection at one time. I've never pulled the pickups to look at the tenon.
If it's a 'double zero Burst' (0 0xxx serial) I bet it has the long '59 tenon.
Please go look the next time you change strings? 🙏:)

Otherwise I'll have to buy it from you✌️:love:
 

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Yes, it's an early '60 with all '59 features, and in mint condition. Was in the Mac Yasuda collection at one time. I've never pulled the pickups to look at the tenon.

59 neck profile as well?

All beauties.... I never tire of seeing your collection, Mike!
 

Phil 52

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Thank you so much Mike for posting these beauties again.
I'm no newer member, but every time I see these fantastic pics
it makes my day!
 

Doc Sausage

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So, honestly, Mike, which one rings in yer loins? Seriously, the honk, the sustain, the 'acoustic' (unplugged) sound, etc? Or, do each only possess one or two of those qualities? Does one possess all three?

Does the '60 have a sweet, thin neck, as I've been told?

And finally, given all the guitars you own, or have owned, does anything newer capture the essence of the any of these 'real deals?' Thx.
 

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The early ‘60 has all ‘59 features, including neck size. Hard for me to call one out over another - they all have their “thing.”
There are a lot of great guitars, new and old. At high volume or with too many effects, it would be hard to distinguish some vintage from new guitars. I really notice the difference when playing at lower volume, clean tones through a great tube amp. It is then that you realize the nuances of vintage guitars, including (but not limited to) Bursts. :cool:
 
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corpse

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I agree Mike. I notice better PAF tone at lower volumes. Cranked levels the playing field more in my limited burst experience.
 
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