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jb_abides

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1960 'Barn Burst' at Carter's Vintage - Mythos Pedals tours the 'new' Carter's Vintage shop:


More 'Barn Burst' by Marcus King:



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S. Weiger

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^^ A very nice example featuring the "speed neck"... :) -thx for sharing.

But the statement
"There are around 1,800+ sunburst Les Paul Standards made from mid 1958 until mid 1960"

does not hold water, and Carter's should know that, -unless they have found 300+ bursts not accouned for yet?! 😎

The exact shipping totals for the Burst period are known and has been public knowledge for the last 40+ years.
From these figures we can conclude that Gibson made at the very most 1500 Bursts from 1958-60. And that's an optimistic
view IMO. Don't want to be more pedantic than necessary, but I hate it when these Burst numbers are grossly incorrectly stated by dealers as prestigious as Carter's.

Yeah and as a witty guy (not me) once said, approx. 1500 Bursts were made, but only 2000 has been accounted for... 🙃✌️
 

S. Weiger

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"A little later in 1960, Les Paul production at Gibson changed their red color supply to a more stable, and fade resistant, color that some people find rather unattractive. Yes, it didn’t fade like the earlier ones, but it did give rise to a not so very complimentary term, “Clown burst.”

Wrong again, mr. Bohannon. The moniker "clown burst" came because of the 1970's Norlin era sunburst Les Pauls.
 

S. Weiger

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Impossible I tell you, simply impossible.
I don't want to take focus off the guitar, which looks absolutely gorgeous. I'm just an elderly Burst lover, and that includes free grumbling rights ✌️😀
 

fernieite

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Beautiful guitar! Too bad about the neck. I wonder if "Butt Crack burst" would be more apropos? :(
 
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