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Anybody else not a fan of burst finishes?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by CleverNameHere, Jun 13, 2011.

Burst finishes: Your opinion

  1. I'm Pro-Burst

    151 vote(s)
  2. I'm Anti-Burst

    42 vote(s)
  3. I'm Burst Neutral

    106 vote(s)
  1. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Orleans, LA + in the

    I like the traditional bursts.

    Now, as a kid player, I avoided all bursts because I wanted to look "modern" and not old fashioned and I think a brash young guy who is gonna make some mistakes is taking on too much "expectational baggage" when he shows up on stage with a traditional burst guitar.

    Now that all pretense is gone, I play anything I like the sound of. I am no longer worried even in the slightest what color looks right or wrong "on me" as I play.


    Although this tiny off white Gibson reissue Melody Maker makes me look like a damned fool, I would say. :rolleyes:
  2. Dwills94

    Dwills94 Tele-Meister

    Jun 10, 2011
    Troy, Ohio
    i will gladly take that MM reissue off your hands. but i must say i was actually looking for a sunburst model :lol:
  3. acousticman1

    acousticman1 Tele-Meister

    May 24, 2011
    I really dislike bursts on flat top guitars (teles, LP specials). I think it makes the guitar look kinda cheap.

    However, there is just something about how the color seems to flow on an carved or arch top guitar which looks so right with the shape of the wood.
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