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1990 Burny Super Grade RLG-60 '59 Model Standard, Tobacco Sunburst w/ VH-1 Humbuckers, Japan


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Up for sale, a 1990 Burny Super Grade RLG-60 "59 Model" in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Produced under the umbrella of the Fernandes company in Japan, Burny has long been lauded for making some of the finest “lawsuit” LP instruments, with great adherence to vintage Gibson spec and premium fit and finish work.

Tonewoods include a mahogany body and carved two-piece maple top, paired with a one-piece mahogany neck and bound rosewood fretboard. At 10lbs 2oz, this LP dishes out plenty of natural sustain and authority faithfully captured by the stock pair of PAF-style VH-1 humbuckers. Known for their nuance, clarity, and dynamic response, the VH-1 design is perfectly suited for bringing out the best in this RLG-60. This Burny Super Grade has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

The mahogany neck has a chunky '50s-style C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and ideal heft, measuring .880” deep at the 1st fret and .965” at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features a 12” radius, pearloid trapezoid inlays, and fret-edge binding on the medium jumbo fretwire. The frets are in great shape with their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. This guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The stock bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width. The headstock has an “open book” shape with "Super Grade" gold script.. The Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with lightly greened keystone buttons.

All of the electronics work as intended, and the VH-1 pickups are wired to the stock harness and governed by a traditional LP control array with a three-way pickup selector and dedicated Volume and Tone controls for each humbucker. The original full-size Japanese pots date to September, 1990, and the VH-1 humbuckers retain their small foil stickers on the edges of the pickup rings, mimicking the "PAF" stickers Gibson used on their Tim Shaw humbuckers in the '80s. The ABR-1-style bridge and corresponding stopbar have notably clean nickel plating, as do the pickup covers. Plastics comprise the original quartet of amber bonnet knobs and the one-ply pickguard, which displays some light scuffing along the strum path.

The gloss Tobacco Sunburst finish is dark and vibrant, and this is a notably well-kept instrument, with cosmetic wear limited to a few minor finish scratches adjacent to the input jack, and just a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is clean and smooth.

A brown faux leather gigbag is included.