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Burny DOB

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:43 pm
by ajaxajax2000
Hi. New here & just got myself a Burny Les Paul wannabe. It's lovely, beautiful sound and a beautiful top. Very close to mint cond'.

The shop that sold me the axe thought it was from late 70's/early 80's, but some other people over at the MyLesPaul forum think's it's newer.

Anyone around here who can give me a best guess on when this beauty was born? Serial no in neck cavity is: 20811.

TIA

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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:50 am
by DaveWW
Hi Peter,

Looks very nice. Some detail pic's of the cavities etc might help.

There is some very good info here which will give you clues about where to look and how to tell.

http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/burny%20info.html

The top is very nice is it laminate or solid?

Dave

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:48 pm
by ajaxajax2000
Hi Dave.

Thx for your answer. Nice MIJ site you found. From what I can see there my Burny might well be from late 70's or early 80's.

Laminate or solid? What do you think?

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Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:20 pm
by DaveWW
Hi Peter,

It's difficult to tell for sure if it's solid. If you line up the joint on the top you should be able to follow it down through the pick up cavity. You may have to scrape a little bit of varnish away from inside the pickup cavity to see the join and grain of the maple top.

Dave

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:39 pm
by ajaxajax2000
Yeah, I'll have a look next time I'll remove my p/u:s. Thx for the look, anyway.

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:11 pm
by barburny
Burny started put serial numbers in the pup cavities in the 90s with the first number being the year so yours should be 92 but the TRC is incorrect for that time so it may have been changed

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:56 pm
by juan4784
hello, very nice LP!!!!! i think its early 90?s
Can anyone tell me were can i find one of this??
in europe if its posible. i hope you can help me please.
thanks to all!!!

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:34 pm
by ajaxajax2000
juan4784 wrote:hello, very nice LP!!!!! i think its early 90?s
Can anyone tell me were can i find one of this??
in europe if its posible. i hope you can help me please.
thanks to all!!!
Hi Juan.

I know a shop in Stockholm Sweden that's got two right now.

Look here: http://www.nysse.com/lager.html Scroll down the page and look for: "Japanska Elgitarrer"

Good luck!

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:56 pm
by juan4784
Thanks a lot!!!!! i just send them an email, they have to burny?s in excelent condition. i leve here a picture of my fernandes
www.meryrob.com/PICT3332.JPG i love the tone of my fernandes...

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:25 am
by togps
ajaxajax2000 wrote: I know a shop in Stockholm Sweden that's got two right now.

Look here: http://www.nysse.com/lager.html Scroll down the page and look for: "Japanska Elgitarrer"

Good luck!
Be careful! All Burnys there are Made in China and not MIJ.

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:19 am
by juan4784
are you shure???

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:39 am
by togps
Yep!

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:47 am
by juan4784
ups!!! and what about this page http://www.japanguitars.co.uk
are they MIJ??

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:59 am
by AlanN
Yep, they're MIJ. Mark's a member here :)

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:05 am
by juan4784
Geat!! i ?ve just send him an email