Beauty of the Burst

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Mikeylefty, Oct 8, 2021.

  1. Mikeylefty

    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    I avoided sunburst for the longest time because they were the most common. But I've come around and think the black pickguard/knobs/covers treatment makes the burst stand out.
    MIJ tele & Warmoth strat.

    Interested in seeing variations in bursts. I use to have a MIJ 57 reissue strat that was the 2 color burst with tinted maple neck and still kicking myself for selling it.

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  2. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    CalicoSkies Most Honored Senior Member Gold Supporting Member

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    G&L's blue burst and green burst:
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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    I prefer black or white, but bought my Elite sunburst because of the low price. It plays well but I'm still not sold on the look. I can live with it.
     
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    Cali Dude Senior Stratmaster

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  11. CigBurn

    CigBurn Total Hack

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    First electric was a Teisco Del Ray Tulip with a burst, it felt so old fashioned at the time. Now though it's one of my favorite finishes, never would have guessed it.

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    Love mine as well….both of my Classic Series 60’s Strat’s


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    I didn't like them much either, then I got that fat strat and they kinda grew on me from there.....

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    That red one is actually a burst but it just doesn't show well in photos.
     
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    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    I have an acoustic with a more rare 'burst finish too. It's called Mahogany Burst.

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    I’m personally torn between keeping the original parchment pieces or not.
    I bought a black 3-ply PG and black knobs to change my 3TSB’s look - 2 years ago.
    Can’t pull the trigger.

    And Yeah, I know the answer is to get ANOTHER 3TSB.
     
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    Violin Burst: upload_2021-10-8_21-31-56.jpeg
    “Pg 85 Burst”:
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    Willmunny Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Left to right, 2011 strat deluxe, 1983 Electra Phoenix, 2013 mij classic series 20211008_195157.jpg close ups
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