Dating burny guitars
Features – Solid mahogany back A one piece mahogany neck Two piece solid centred maple top Triple binding to top and back Quality Gotoh tulip tuners Rosewood fingerboard Rectangular pearloid markers Thin poly finish Gold plated hardware Fret edge binding High quality L8000 pickups Correct headstock and neck angle Weight is 8.4 lbs The higher end Burny guitars have fret edge binding and most models were finished with a thin polyurethane finish, which is also the case with this particular guitar.
This Burny LP weighs in at 8.4 lbs, which is relatively light for an all solid, non chambered guitar of this design.
The higher priced Burny electric guitars from this era featured the well regarded L8000 humbucking pickups, and again, that is the case here.
These pickups clock in at 7.8 and 7.9 K Other nice inclusions are the large, full size potentiometers, green caps and high quality wirng not often found on some Japanese clone guitars.
Their logos and production styles were similar enough to where American guitar companies felt that the consumer was being confused into buying guitars which they believed were from them.
A lawsuit between the parent corporation behind Gibson Guitars and Ibanez Japan/Elger Guitars lead to a precedent that stunted the production of these low-cost, high-quality guitars.
We have sold quite a few Les Paul Customs here at PREMIER GUITARS, and we think you could put this guitar up on a blind test against many of those and it would do more than hold its own.
Comes with its original hard case in good condition.
A Burny from this era can be loosely dated by looking at the truss rod cover.Household names, such as Fender and Gibson Guitars, were not cranking out the quality workmanship which they were known for in the past.This lead to the emergence of copy guitars from Asia which used arguably better parts and craftsmanship.SOLD Burny is a sub-brand of the Fernandes Guitars company which was established in Japan in 1969.
Its Burny brand was used for the Gibson replica guitars while the Fernandes brand was used for their Fender style guitars.
Fernandes started making electric guitars around 1971 or 1972.