The term “burst” has been used to describe a specific Gibson Les Paul guitar manufactured from 1958 to 1960. The impact of this guitar has and continues to shake the music world. For dozens of guitar idols who've played it – and those fortunate enough to have owned one or more – the Gibson Les Paul Sunburst possesses a mystique and magic not found in any other electric guitar. With its unique sound, spectacular beauty and playability, the burst has shaped the landscape of the blues/rock genre as we know it today.
The Burst Believers in this book – Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page, Billy Gibbons, Kirk Hammett, Rick Nielsen, Waddy Wachtel, Slash, Steve Lukather, the Burst Brothers and many more – have been kind enough to share their experiences and stories that you will enjoy reading. These recollections, plus hundreds of fantastic color photographs and a serial number index, make this book a “must” for players and collectors everywhere.
“These guitars are the holy grail.” – Joe Bonamassa
“The burst has helped to create and establish the rock sound loved by generations.” – Jimmy Page
“A modern-day Stradivarius.” – Kirk Hammett
“I cannot imagine a guitar more perfectly suited to my eyes, ears, hands and musical inclinations.” – Billy Squier