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1989 Burny RLC-60 Custom Black Beauty Guitar Ebony Fernandes w/ VH-1 PAFs, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1989 Burny RLC-60 LP Custom Black Beauty electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan under the umbrella of the Fernandez company, Burny has long been celebrated for producing some of the most impressive "lawsuit era" Customs on the market. This particular Burny is a faithful reissue of a '50s Custom, featuring a solid mahogany body, carved mahogany top, dark ebonized rosewood fretboard, black bonnet knobs, and a pair of Burny's lauded VH-1 PAF pickups. The tone is thick and wooly, with plenty of power and sustain from the pair of humbuckers. Known for their nuance, clarity, and dynamic response, the VH-1 design is perfectly suited for bringing out the best in this LP Custom. The guitar is extremely lightweight for an LP-style instrument at 7lbs 15oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, spot-on intonation, and low action.

The mahogany neck has a full 50s-style C profile carve with ideal chunk, measuring .890" deep at the 1st fret and .990" at the 12th. The fretboard is a solid slab of dark, tight-grained ebonized rosewood with pearl block inlays, fret edge binding, and stock slender fretwire. The frets have good height and meat, showing light uniform wear on the crowns of the first two frets, with faint wear extending exclusively beneath the plain strings until fret 10, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The scale length measures 24 3/4", and the carved bone nut is a full 1 11/16" in width. The headstock has a Gibson-esque split diamond pearl inlay, featuring the “S” or “lightning bolt” styling that Burny implemented in 1989. The stock gold Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well with metal tulip buttons.

All of the original electronics are intact, with full-size pots that date to ‘87 and the traditional LP dual Volume/Tone knob configuration. All of the hardware is original, and the gold plating is nice and bright on the Nashville-style bridge and stopbar, with more patina through the plating on the VH-1 humbucker covers. There's some requisite pick scuffing across the guard, and a small sticker outline on the guard as well, presumably from a factory advertisement. Cosmetic wear on the ebony gloss finish includes some light marks and finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss, mostly concentrated to the lower bout and back of the body. The gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.

A gigbag is included.