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Vintage burst vs. Sunset burst ???

Poll: Vintage burst vs. Sunset burst ??? (24 member(s) have cast votes)

Which burst do you like?

  1. Vintage burst (12 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Sunset burst (12 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

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#1 User is offline   SkyRider 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

Which do you prefer on J-45/SJ?

Vintage burst sort of looks like a two tone burst and sunset burst 3 tone burst...I think.
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#2 User is offline   Buc McMaster 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:56 AM

Always been a fan of a two-tone burst on any guitar so painted. Even a Stratocaster looks it's best sporting a 50's two-tone.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:24 AM

If you are referring to the Montana Sunsetburst.
I have to say that's my favorite ...But the classic sunburst is nice too.




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#4 User is offline   MissouriPicker 

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:28 AM

I kind of like all the different bursts, providing it's still got what I see as a traditional tone to it. If it looks cheesy or is too bright, I don't want it. Don't know that I'm a fan of the Cobra burst, but it's all personal taste. I think on guitars like the J45 and AJ, the long-lived two tone burst looks great.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:39 AM

I like most bursts both 2 and 3 tone. The only bursts I dislike are the ones that look like over spray,
the way Martin does their bursts. It look OK on electric guitars but just looks awful on acoustic guitars.
Nobody does a burst like Gibson.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:15 AM

I voted for the the sunset but i really do like both.
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

I have both but prefer the vintage
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Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:35 PM

Isn't the difference a splash of red on the sunsets?
In between the dark and the light?
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:59 AM

Vintage

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Sunset

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Real vintage (1942 guitar)

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So as you can see, the sunset burst is much closer to the real vintage burst, in this case at least.
Note that the sunlight, makes the red in the burst stand out a little extra. I like that!

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

Yes, Lars. And for anyone (me) concerned that a certain quilt maple Hummingbird that they might be looking for is too red, it is good to keep in mind that for those whose natural haunt for guitar playing is more likely to be at nighttime, the guitar with the burst that appears to be too red in daylight, might be just right at night. Ah, the Purkinje effect.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

View Post62burst, on 13 May 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Yes, Lars. And for anyone (me) concerned that a certain quilt maple Hummingbird that they might be looking for is too red, it is good to keep in mind that for those whose natural haunt for guitar playing is more likely to be at nighttime, the guitar with the burst that appears to be too red in daylight, might be just right at night. Ah, the Purkinje effect.


That effect was interesting. Thanks for posting the link. With young kids around I rarely play before the sun is down, so I don't see these bursts at their most glorious a lot. I love the touch of red in these. However, I don't care much for some of the purple/pink Hummingbirds I have seen. My all time favorite Humminbird color is the beautiful soft honey color of the current Standard. Just right!

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 09:32 AM

View Postkelly campbell, on 12 May 2017 - 11:15 AM, said:

I voted for the the sunset but i really do like both.

Would do the same, but can't vote as it depends on the guitar.

View Postfortyearspickn, on 12 May 2017 - 05:35 PM, said:

Isn't the difference a splash of red on the sunsets?
In between the dark and the light?

Those that has the red touch and go all the way to black are also known as tri-bursts.

Really dig the sunsets - yet couldn't live without the straight old sunburst seen on my avatar.

Here's a pretty good ex of the first - click on the pic and it'll grow huge.

http://c1.zzounds.co...b8a37e27fd7.jpg


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:26 AM

I have both but I prefer the tri-burst or sunset.
My J45 Custom is a traditional burst my Fullers Vintage J45 is a tri-burst and my J 45 purevoice is Montana Sunset.

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It seems to me the red in a burst adds a little at least to my eyes. Really it's all about "bursts" and Gibson offers one for every one. That's a good thing imo.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:42 AM



Early morning double sunburst



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:08 PM

Remember this...........The best sunburst is the one you have.....
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:59 AM

View Postsjl200, on 17 May 2017 - 07:08 PM, said:

Remember this...........The best sunburst is the one you have.....


You're so right! Thank you for noticing!
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:02 AM

Essentially, if you're a burst lover, there's not a "bad" one to be had. I prefer cherrybursts be limited to appropriate years/models - once saw a really sweet L-00 that had been redone in cherry (WRONG!) - but otherwise it's all good☺
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:23 AM

I do prefer to leave the red out but no big deal. I've heard "tobacco burst" used to describe the one on the '46.

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