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PosterBoy
12-21-2010, 08:46 AM
Ok so I teased you guys a week or so ago.

My new guitar is here, It took a fair bit of research but I decided on a japanese LP clone from the early 80's.

I got a Burny RLG 90 all original from about 1982. I really wanted a nitro finish but this is thin poly. It's ageing nicely which is what I want.

http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/Resized%20DSCF7999.jpg

Hutch82
12-21-2010, 08:53 AM
Ooooh that's v.Nice...go on then PB how did you find that l'il beaut there must be a story

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wvgman
12-21-2010, 08:58 AM
Please do tell us how you found it. That is a classy looking sweetheart!
:clapping: Congratulations! :clapping:

PosterBoy
12-21-2010, 09:03 AM
Just a good look around the internet learning a bit about the MIJ clones and how they (especially early 80's) are better quality and much better value than current Gibson output.

I found this one at Japanguitars.co.uk, it's a hobbiest/Collector who sells as well, but is really knowledgeable and only gets good examples in.

Cost me 800 plus case, weighs 9Lb 4, non of this chambered malarky!!!!

Hutch82
12-21-2010, 09:11 AM
Is this the one PB

http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/

might spend a bit of time at lunch time in there

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PosterBoy
12-21-2010, 09:20 AM
That's the place, he's sold a good few Burny's in the last 3 weeks it seems.

Now I've got to wait another 5 hours to plug in and play this beauty

Hutch82
12-21-2010, 09:28 AM
Now I've got to wait another 5 hours to plug in and play this beauty

Kerrrrrang http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae316/guzzthecat/IA-anm-p.gif

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rjbasque
12-21-2010, 09:38 AM
OK I was all nice and content with the flock at home, and now I'm nostalgic and jonesing for a knock off from my yoot! Dang it!

Congrats she looks like a beauty. I've not heard of that brand before, but if it's in the same class as the Tokais, it should be great. So is this considered your wedding gift?

crazymike
12-21-2010, 09:49 AM
:wow:Nice top!! Pretty lemonburst color too. I hear the Burny's are about the BEST Japanese made LP style guitar you can get. Congrats!!

Wolfboy1
12-21-2010, 10:08 AM
I bet it sounds awesome!

That is one heck of a brick by the end of a three set gig :bigsmile:

Leedelta
12-21-2010, 04:15 PM
Nice find, how does it sound?

Jestme
12-21-2010, 09:27 PM
Sah-weet looking git-tar PB. Looks to be in great shape finish wise and all.

Congratulations!!!

flathead
12-22-2010, 12:24 AM
Sweet looking guitar!! :Totally_j:Totally_j

Johnny
12-22-2010, 01:44 AM
Beautiful guitar.
Congratulations.

Are you familiar with the My Les Paul website?
http://www.mylespaul.com/
There is a great forum there about everything Les Paul.

PosterBoy
12-22-2010, 04:19 AM
Thanks Guys

I've had a play and she sound good, quite bright which surprised me. Need to get some new strings on her and something bigger than the 9s that I think are on there.

I think my Tele is only a little bit lighter so I shouldn't notice too much difference.

As for the Mylespaul forum, I'm resisting joining another guitar forum, as it could make for a quick divorce! She's already sick of me spending so much time here and on TGP!

But she is keen on me spending time practicing and recording

Johnny
12-22-2010, 12:38 PM
Nickel strings like Pyramids are a popular choice among cork sniffers for Les Pauls.
Pure nickel strings are not as bright as nickel plated steels. They last longer, make less wear on the frets, and are easier to bend. They should for some reason not be used on guitars with locking nuts.
Haven't tried them yet - but I read it on the Internet so it must be true :chatter: