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johan
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:00 am    Post subject: Burny Super Grade Reply with quote

Hi

Found two Burny Les Pauls for sale here in Sweden. Both Super Grades.

Seller says Lemon Drop is made in 88. Fret edge bindings,short tenon, Veneer top. VH-1's.

Seller says Cherry Sunburst is made in 83-84. Fret edge bindings.





Is there any difference between them? Can you tell by looking at the pics when they are made? The only difference I see is the Truss rod cover. Lemon drop is later than Cherry sunburst. Are the cheery long tenon?

Which one would you pick up unseen?
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO given a like for like choice I would choose the earlier one, the early VH-1's are better pickups and I've never played a late model Burny that's really great.

Having said that the Lemon Drop looks great and I hate Cherry SB.

Sorry to be no help at all

Ony advice is to try them and see which one sounds/feels best, unless you like CSB in which case go for the older one.
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johan
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's no help at all

I've tried a few and the older has been better but I prefer lemon drop and hate cherry sunburst...that's why I asked. Guess I have to get used to Cherry.
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JohnA
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate CSB so much I would wait until one came along in the colour I liked!
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burny123
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hejsan

Yes it looks like a 1983-87 model. The coulor of the pickupwires can tell You if it is 83-84 model or 84-87 model grey wire 83/84 black wire 84/87.

It is not possible to say if a 82-87 guitar is better than a 1988 model. It depends mostly of the wood used. Ask the seller to weight the guitars, and then go for the most lightweight. Normally the old ones had the best wood !! Many of the guitars from 82-87 have 2 piece backs, and almost all the never ones have 3 piece backs.

All in all - in most cases the "old" Burnys are better than the ones from after 1987, but the best ones are without doubt the ones from 1980-81

If the L8000 pickup (82-84) -VH4 (84-87) sounds better than the VH1 (87-?) is a matter of taste.
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