Help me Identify my Burny SG's please

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Puck Luck
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Help me Identify my Burny SG's please

Post by Puck Luck » Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:59 pm

Hey all, new here. Bought a Burny guitar and I've learned a lot researching but still not sure as far as pinning the year and model down. These no serial guitars annoy me. lol I think this sg might be an 89/90 judging by the winged truss rod cover but I'm not sure of the exact model either. Any experts know from the pickup routing and tenon? It has silver caps as well which i haven't really seen anyone talk about in my searches, usually green or yellow. I started a site to document the restoration with pics. I've got a bunch of guitars recently I plan on restoring and selling just trying to get as much info as possible so thanks for any help!

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Re: Help me Identify my Burny SG please

Post by Puck Luck » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:55 am

This is what it has to make it easier...

thin poly finish
no serial on headstock or pickup cavities
winged bell truss rod cover
neck joins body at 22nd fret
neck tenon makes it to the bottom of the pickup cavity
vh-1 stickers on pickup rings
nickel baseplate pickups with grey wire
8.2k neck and 8.08k bridge resistance
(Took the covers off and it has alnico magnets! now I'm confused, everyone says ceramics)
silver capacitors in control cavity, no date codes on pots

My best guess from what i've read is it's a 1990 rsg-60-63. What do you guys think?
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Re: Help me Identify my Burny SG please

Post by Puck Luck » Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:50 pm

Here is the other Burny I purchased which is a white one. It's a little older, I'm thinking 87 maybe?
The control cavity is the same shape as the red one but the pickup cavities and neck joint is not.

Stats on this guy...
thin poly finish
no serial on headstock or pickup cavities
bell shaped truss rod cover
neck joins body at 22nd fret
neck tenon makes it to the bottom of the pickup cavity but is fitted and radiused unlike the newer one
brass baseplate pickups with grey wire
7.99k neck and 7.908k bridge resistance
(took the covers off, ceramic magnets so must be VH3 as expected!)
red capacitors in control cavity, no date codes on pots

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Re: Help me Identify my Burny SG's please

Post by PermissionToLand » Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:22 pm

I think you're right about the red one; it's a 1990 RSG-60. The alnico mags are interesting, indeed. Maybe they went ceramic later on?

I also agree the white one is earlier. I've seen a few '87s with a serial in the neck pickup cavity, but that may have only been done by one manufacturer. It's bad enough they didn't serialize these things, but the multiple manufacturers makes them an enigma. I have a theory that Fujigen made the RSGs with deeper beveling and the 22nd fret neck joint from 1982-1988, while the shallow beveling and 19th fret joint were Matsumoku.

Can I see a pic of the white one's heel?

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