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NGD - Burny RLG-50
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:24 am    Post subject: NGD - Burny RLG-50 Reply with quote

It is a 2-month delayed NGD here at the new Wulfman abode in Tokyo and I wanted to share with someone. We just got moved in and I brought back the mystery snakeskin-dressed Burny (before pictures here:http://item.rakuten.co.jp/miyajimusic/ka-g06121011/) home from the in-laws in Yokohama. First impressions unplugged: Perhaps not the highest end Burny to be found however this thing is a solid Les Paul and has great sustain and sound. Pickups look to be gold-backed with no numbers and the contol cavity has green chicklets so I am thinking I have a RLG-50 plain top. It is in really good shape and possibly had a fret dressing since there are no fret dents. In person the snakeskin looks cheap and just wasn't doing it for me so after a trip to Ochanomizu for a few parts the Burny got a bit of a restoration and a photo shoot today. Good thing in Tokyo that Fernandes parts are readily available and a perfect fit. This is my first Burny and I bought it on a whim but I think it may be hard to part with. Nice aged metal parts and a lot of tone mojo. Here are some pics, the sunlight really brings out the reddish/orange tinge:
(Pics down below now...)


Cheers all.

Wulfman


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DaveWW
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Really nice subtle grained plain top on that one - nice colour too. Snakeskin could've been cool if you had the hat and boots to match Would be great to hear some clips.

Dave
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I really like the color!
Is it possible to shoot some pics of the pup cavities too?
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le juge
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really Nice RLG59-50.
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3pupLPC
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh so nice! Glad you chucked the snakeskin!!!

One day I will have to add an RLG-50 to the inventory...
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar
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NWOBHM
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of my best Burny's are RLG-50's.
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple of shots of the front p/u cavity:



Sound of this thing is great straight into the Blues Junior. With the volume at 12 o'clock it is perfect for on the edge OD. The pickups measured 6-6.5 ohms with my crappy meter but are sweet sounding and really responsive.

Now I have some repairs to do, as the nut came loose when I rewound the strings. Looks to be a simple re-glue job. Would there be any luthiers or luthiers-in-training who could let me know what kind of glue to use?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for the pics!!
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btmish
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures no longer available? I want to see!!
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DaveWW
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suggest you pm wulfman then as they seem to be his pics.

Dave
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slapshot
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha hi wulfman!
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll repost shortly, the pictures were updated on flickr....
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Udonitron
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well damn man...make it snappy!! LOL
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, perhaps not the originals, but here she is:





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