Anybody like sunburst? I seem to.

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Anybody like sunburst? I seem to.

Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:36 pm

Because apparently I do, if the price is right:

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Post by stilwel » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:46 pm

You definitely have a "type". :D

Is that gibson an ES-330L ?

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Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:49 pm

It is an ES-330L, from around 2010 or so. They later made an ES-330L which had hum buckers and looked just like an ES-335, but it was fully hollow underneath.

The only one of them that I picked for being sunburst was the Firebird, and I wish I would have picked black or something. The rest of them I just got because the price was right, or it was a trade, or whatever. I never really want sunburst for the sake of sunburst. Weird that I ended up with so much of it.
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Post by Maggieo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:00 pm

Those are all gorgeous. :-*
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Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:02 pm

Thanks, Maggie!
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Post by somanytoys » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:14 pm

They are all very nice. I like sunbursts, my first bass was a Sears sunburst jazz bass ripoff.

I don’t have any actual sunbursts, but my oldest bass and a guitar are marine sunburst (Ibanez).

The rest of my guitars & basses are either (somewhat age-yellowed) polar white, honey yellow bird’s eye or natural. Not sure why natural, maybe something subconscious because my 2nd bass was a natural Peavey T-40? Who knows.

Is that 335 an actual sunburst? It almost looks like a cross between a tobacco burst and a lemon burst in those pics - it seems a bit lighter than the others.
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Post by O Drones » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:01 pm

Love a bit of sunburst. *chef kiss*
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Post by mbene085 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:06 pm

Those are all great-looking guitars. I'm down to just a single sunburst, don't particularly know why. I don't actually have anything against them, I just seem to gravitate toward other colours I guess.

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Post by wproffitt » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:56 pm

I didn’t, until I saw my Yamaha SA-30T in the store!
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Post by burpgun » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:01 pm

Am I wrong to think Gibson does sunburst better than Fender? Fender sunbursts are all over the place, Gibson's always seem to have that nice yellow in the middle. I think I've had three sunburst Fenders over the years, and each looked very different, with my current Classic Player Jazzmaster on the very dark end of the scale.

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Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:19 pm

somanytoys wrote:
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Is that 335 an actual sunburst? It almost looks like a cross between a tobacco burst and a lemon burst in those pics - it seems a bit lighter than the others.
You may be right- you could also say that the G&L Legacy there is more of a "clown burst", also. Maybe I should have called this just about bursts.
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Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:20 pm

I love a good sunburst, and always will.
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Post by wproffitt » Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:29 pm

Larry,
Love that 330!

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Post by Larry Mal » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:24 pm

Thanks, it just got a lot of upgrades, new low wind P90s courtesy of Mike's recommended pickup winder Pete Biloft. Also an Ilitch noise cancelling system and the Duesenberg tailpiece there.

Still giving it a workout and setup and all.
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