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    Today's Wacky Procurement

    This vintage piece of 80's craziness is a Burnside Lance. It came NIB from some store that found it that way in their store room.

    This guitar is a great reminder that not all guitars can be catalog-cover custom shop Bluesbirds.

    It plays well and actually sounds pretty good plugged in, but everything about it is cheap. The pots, the bridge, the build quality - they all scream "cheap import guitar". Actually the knobs are nice. The switch is not. The output jack was loose in the control cavity and was never screwed to the guitar. The way that is accomplished is dreadful.

    Still, it's cool to handle a time capsule like this. Maybe someone should start a museum. The Burnsides of Bob? Any Bob's here?

    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | BB ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
    [ NS BB ]
    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

    My Blogs: GADsGuilds.com | Blog | Cozy Tales

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    The Madeira hang tag is curious. There was a guy who popped up here years ago with a dozen or two NOS Burnsides -- not sure why they seem to have fallen through the cracks like this.

    '66 Starfire XII (sunburst) SOLD
    '71 S-100 (natural) SOLD
    '74 Starfire VI (walnut/mahogany body) TRADED
    '94 X-700 (natural)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kakerlak View Post
    The Madeira hang tag is curious. There was a guy who popped up here years ago with a dozen or two NOS Burnsides -- not sure why they seem to have fallen through the cracks like this.
    I remember that. Here's the thread: http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...d-body-guitars
    1970s: [ S70 ]
    1980s: [ BB | X79-3 | 2x X80 | X100 | S270 | S281 | 2x S284 | S300AD ]
    1980s: [ Detonator | Liberator Elite | 2x Nightbirds ]
    1990s: [ 2x S100 | X170 | X170T | SB602F | SF IV | BB ]
    2000s: [ SF IV | BB-90 ]
    2010s:
    [ NS BB ]
    Amps: [ G300 | G500 | G600 ]

    My Blogs: GADsGuilds.com | Blog | Cozy Tales

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    Senior Member adorshki's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    I remember that. Here's the thread: http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...d-body-guitars
    And coincidentally enough he IS named Bob.....
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
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    All bought new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    I remember that. Here's the thread: http://www.letstalkguild.com/ltg/sho...d-body-guitars
    Amazing... "There are 16 in total and none of them have ever been touched in 30 year's. They are all "new old stock" guitars in their original cases or bags and still have plastic on the pick guards." Too bad he never posted a link to the pictures. I'm not sure if I would be able to name all 16...
    Ralf

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    The guitar is pretty cool... but, I really like the "gig bag"! Perfect for carrying the axe on the subway in NYC to an 80's Hair Band reunion.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFIV1967 View Post
    Too bad he never posted a link to the pictures. I'm not sure if I would be able to name all 16...
    Ralf
    I'm giving 2-to-1 odds you can name at least 14 of 'em.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Bob is my name and I wouldn't touch that thing with a ten foot pole!
    Former Guild employee and proud owner of an '82 F-30 acoustic, a '17 S-200, a '17 Bluesbird and a '15 Starfire IV.

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