Up for sale, a 1989 Burny LC-100YS Yasu signature model LP Custom in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A signature artist model for speed metal guitarist Yasuyuki of the band Reaction, this guitar was crafted in Japan under the umbrella of the Fernandez company. Burny has long been lauded for producing some of the most impressive "lawsuit era" Customs on the market, and this particular Burny was outfitted from the factory with an FRT-4 double locking tremolo system and is loaded with the original pair of Burny’s oft-praised VH-1 humbuckers.
True to Gibson Les Paul construction, this Burny features a solid mahogany body and carved maple cap, paired with a mahogany neck and ebonized rosewood fretboard. Known for their nuance, clarity, and dynamic response, the VH-1 design delivers a bevy of classic LP tonalities. They also take gain notably well, remaining articulate and clear when driven, with a slightly scooped midrange. At 9lbs 15oz, this Burny dishes out plenty of natural sustain, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a chunky C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders in every register, measuring .865” deep at the 1st fret and .975” at the 12th. The bound ebonized rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and pristine slender fretwire with fret edge binding, playing cleanly up the 24 3/4“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The locking nut measures a full 1 11/16” in width, and the headstock has a Gibson-esque split diamond pearloid inlay along with the Burny logo (often mistaken for "Bunny") and gold Gotoh tuning machines that turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.
The original electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The full-size pots date to 1989, the solder joints are untouched, and the two tiny "VH-1" stickers are still intact on the humbucker mounting rings (mimicking the "PAF" stickers Gibson used on their humbucker rings advertising their Tim Shaw pickups a few years earlier). The hardware includes a clean quartet of replacement dome-topped knurled knobs and the original FRT-4 tremolo, which exhibits surface patina through the gold plating. The tremolo actuates smoothly and snaps quickly back to pitch, perfect for sharp trills and deep dives alike. Original plastics comprise the pickup surrounds, black switch tip, and four-ply pickguard.
The gloss Snow White finish (a very close approximation of Gibson’s Arctic White) is framed by multi-ply cream body binding and exhibits gentle yellowing of the clear coat, with additional darkening of the finish on the bass-side body edge and along the neck profile. Cosmetic wear is limited to a few small marks on the top behind the bridge, a handful of dings on the treble-side lower bout perimeter, and a few nicks on the back. The neck retains its smooth gloss finish on the profile length.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included.