Other Guitars

Suns bursting everywhere!!!

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You knew it was coming. Was thrilled to see the responses to my Wine Thread, celebrating other beloved finishes. Proteus' Candy Apple Red thread collected some really stunning and unique guitars. Suprdave's Darkness in the Abyss thread provided a platform for the particular elegance of black guitars. Bob Howard's thread produced a pageant of lovely natural blondes. I've loved all of them.

So, now onto sunbursts! Lots of variation here. I know that some have been called 'tobacco sunbursts". But I've never been a nicotine man. So, I like to call my 1940 Epiphone Triumph a "whiskey sunburst".

Anyone know how sunburst finishes first came about? Was it an aristotelean happy accident?

Here's my Triumph. My most regularly played guitar these days. Both acoustic and plugged in.

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My first Country Club (2004, maple top).

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2003 6192/BS. I don’t know why the label says BS instead of SB, but it does. With a few Falcon appointments added to it, I call it the Country Falcon.

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I kinda feel like Proteus here. I see a dot but no pic. I initially could see it. Can anyone still see it? Same story with 2 black guitar pics.

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1955 Les Paul Junior:

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±1964 Harmony Bass model H-27

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Early 70's Super 400 Golden Teardrop Burst...P94s, ResoMax Bridge w/GraphTech saddles.

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I didn’t realized I had so many sunbursts. They tend to sneak up on ya.

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A little cherry burst, aka Fireglo:

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I've never been a fan of bursts myself. I've heard it called "clownburst". Variety is the spice of life. If you like it, that's great.

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I've never been a fan of bursts myself. I've heard it called "clownburst". Variety is the spice of life. If you like it, that's great.

– wabash slim

Clownburst is a particularly ugly and unsubtle subset of cherry sunburst...

Or when applied to a Rickenbacker, it's called Clownglo...

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I've got two Bright Cherry Sunbursts ...

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So, Bob Howard, I am confused after reading various threads. Are you a drummer who also plays guitar or a guitar player who also plays drums? Impressive collection!

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One three-tone black -to-amber:

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and one Brownburst:

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Plus, of course, my D'Angelico Blueburst, which is more of an Oceanburst than a Sunburst --- unless there are planets somewhere with a blue sun:

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Not quite a fan of sunburst, but...

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So, Bob Howard, I am confused after reading various threads. Are you a drummer who also plays guitar or a guitar player who also plays drums? Impressive collection!

– Baba Joe

Joe, I’m a drummer mostly since 1965 but I always dabbled on the guitar. At age 50, in 2004, I started getting almost serious about the playing the guitar. Now, I gig on the drums (in two bands) and play guitar as often as I can, both alone and in a fun, non-gigging band.

It’s not so much a collection but the current state of my obsession with finding the right few guitars for me. It’s clearly time for a purge.

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X-175 Guild Manhattan

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One of my favorite “couch guitars” ever, 1947 LG, light as a feather with a big bite

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Ooh Norm, that one would suit me too. (Not the burstiness itself, but everything else!)

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This is a 2011 50th Anniversary Casino. I got to compare this recently to an original 1961 Casino and I'm surprised and happy to say I like my reissue better overall.

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This is a 2001 Yamaha FG-413S-SDB. My wife bought it for me before we got married for Christmas in 2001. I strummed every guitar in the price range in the store and this one won by a huge margin. It's still my only acoustic. The picture is dark. I need to take a better one.

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An accidental collection.


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