Beauty of the Burst

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

  1. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    I guess I have four bursts. By age....

    #1 My Dad's, now mine, late 50's Silvertone Jimmy Reed 'Thin Twin'


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    #2 Early 60's EKO (Italian)

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    #3 My recently acquired '15 Les Paul Classic ABR, iced tea burst


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    #4 import, non-reverse Firebird by Cozart, 2020 (cheap but a player :))

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  2. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Senior Stratmaster

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    that double bound Telecaster is gorgeous...
     
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    My bursts are: sienna sb, Lp cherry sb and 3ts

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  4. StratUp

    StratUp Senior Stratmaster

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    Unpopular opinion, but I've never been a burst fan.

    About the only one I find attractive is the LP "Tea burst" as it is subtle and natural looking.
     
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  5. marksound

    marksound Strat-O-Master

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    Nothing wrong with a little burst now and then. :thumb:

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    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    dante1963 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I used to have a beautiful 2t Classic 50’s Player Strat, but I eventually sold it. It was incredibly pretty, but for some reason, I never could quite bond with it.

    The FB is the only burst in my collection right now. But it is my favorite guitar.
     
  9. Mikeylefty

    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    Shades of johnny Winter!
     
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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    I'm liking burst where the black is faded in further naturally, and not a "rim outline" of black. Some of the ones that have been posted are like that, with the black encroaching more gradually.
     
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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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  16. Antstrat

    Antstrat Dr. Stratster

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    Looks even cooler in person. No veneer either, it's a CS I bought 15-16 years ago. Under $1600 brand new.
     
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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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    and a flaming neck as well. That may be too much guitar for you Antstrat.
     
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    Mikeylefty Be Kind Silver Member

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