I've always thought of bursts as old-man guitars, but hey- I'm not as young anymore and and have slowly come around to the notion. So, what makes for a good sunburst? Wide, red, deep yellow, grain; the variations seem endless.
To me it’s the soft tones of an early 58 strat with some faded red - not like the “clown bursts” of later years.
But what I find more infesting even how strats became “old-man” guitars when I see stages and studios filled with them and people from all age brackets still playing them.