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Burst' by Roger Giffin

blewsbreaker

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Roger made this for me in 93', in the long gone Gibson Custom Shop West and shot by Tom Murphy. I told Tom to shoot it like the Brock Burst, but it's fading a bit now and I kinda like it. :salude

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DucRyder

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the proportions look "right" better than a Historic... Nice job!
 

blewsbreaker

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the proportions look "right" better than a Historic... Nice job!
Thanks! Funny you say that about the proportions of my guitar. Once Gibson got wind of Roger's replica's smoking Gibson's historics at the time, they told him to stop making them! Roger only made 3 of these and mine was the last one completed before they shut down the shop. I was lucky to get Roger's last set of 50's inlays , Brazilian board and a 57' PAF in the neck position. There's another PAF in the bridge position. I changed out the ABR 1 for a Tone Pro's one and I'm using the 50's tailpiece with the locking studs. It was pretty fun being able to pick out my own maple top,(it was perfectly book-matched before sanding) and having the neck sanded and shaped exactly how I wanted it. It's like a late 59' early 60' profile. It's my main gigging guitar and still feels the most comfortable in my hands. 8.5lbs
Tom Murphy was just starting to relic when he got my guitar and he talked me out of it. In hindsight for me, I'm glad he did. It's taking a while on it's own, but it's starting to settle in nicely I think.
 
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