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Bursts Across America 2011

MHGOLDTOP

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Back in October a friend called and asked me if I wanted to tech for Joe Bonamassa. Let's see... Bursts, Marshalls, great playing... okay I am in!
Once we hit the road Joe and I made a little mission to search out the mighty Sunburst everywhere we went. The idea was to find an outside Burst every week, this didn't actually happen every week, but a couple of our stops yielded multiple Bursts.

Our first Burst we met was the recently sold 58 at Rumbleseat...
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Next up we met up with this cool 60 in Boston....
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then the Burst well dried up for a few days... and we roll into Texas and Charlie Daughtry picks us up to rekindle the flame so to speak..
we walk into this severe Lifton situation.
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Yes indeed 7 Bursts waiting! add in Joe's 2 for a total of a 9 Burst day. As you know Charlie loaned us his 59 named Nikki and arranged for some Korina to show up too.
Nikki spent the night in my room...
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This beautiful 58 was visiting at soundcheck...
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and of course the Explorer, without a doubt THE coolest guitar on the planet!
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As we are just barely landing back on planet earth after the Texas hang... Gladys makes her appearance in Phoenix...
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Here is Gladys from my perspective...
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To wrap up our mission, we stopped off in Seattle to see a mint 59 and the old Flamin Harry 60...
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We ended up seeing 12 Bursts and having some great guitar hangs. Joe actually saw one more Burst in Chicago while I was setting up his gear... but I don't feel so bad since it was a 60 Clownburst...

Cheers, Mike
 

mingus

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:4zone

Yeah Baby! And here's to the BAA(and the world) 2012 Tour! :salude

:2zone

Thanks for the pix, Mike!
 

Chef Greg

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:headbange Some great 'bursts... I gotta say I love that Flamin' Harry burst alot though... --you have a GREAT new job! :applaude
 

CDaughtry

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Mike...we had a blast! That was two of the funnest days I've had in a long, long time. The steaks weren't bad either huh?:headbange

Here's a shot from the Houston soundcheck showing most of the guilty parties holding some nice vintage wood....:jim



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CDaughtry

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Here's another shot of the 58 that "visited" soundcheck......:jim



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CDaughtry

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Mike...while not a burst, I know this one was near and dear to your heart.....:jim



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kthesheep

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Wow!
Doesn't get any better than that :3zone
Thanks for sharing Mike.
---- Happy New Year ----
 

Kevin James

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Wow. Burst over load!

Whats the deal with that SG thats peaking out the side in one of the pics? :couch
 

MHGOLDTOP

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Yeah that Gold SG is fantastic:dude:

Nikki liked the beater Ebony Block too:applaude

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the Ebony Block is on loan to me from another generous LP Forum member, I borrowed it about 5 years ago.
 

Breakfastime

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Wowza! Super-freaking-cool-wowza! Zoinks, even!!
:wow :applaude :3zone :salude

PS: woah! :nut
 

TM1

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BTW Mike, how many Historic Makeovers did you have out with Joe?
 

andreja marovic

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THIS are THE BEST GUITARS Gibson ever made...just missing a Flying 58-59 V
I wish I was there also, Charlie has a wonderful selection of guitars in his collection....and Joe B. is playing better every day.:applaude
Many thanks for sharing this moments with us.
HAPPY 2012 to all of you guys!!!!!!
 

Kevin James

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Yeah that Gold SG is fantastic:dude:

Nikki liked the beater Ebony Block too:applaude

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the Ebony Block is on loan to me from another generous LP Forum member, I borrowed it about 5 years ago.

Oh.... an Ebony Block SG :applaude Love it, but I'm a little biased for obvious reasons :peace2
 
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