Les Paul Custom review by Burny

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 9
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 9 (12 votes)
Burny: Les Paul Custom
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Price paid: £ 700

Purchased from: Redfish music

Sound — 10
This guitar is very versatile, I play all genres with Hard Rock my favourite, I use the guitar with a Mesa Boogie EXPRESS 5/50, using an MXR MICROAMP for boost, For more progressive vibes I periodically use a Zoom G9.2TT Guitar processing console. The guitar sound punches well above its weight, The sustain systen opens up a plethora of expressive breath catching aural ecstasies, While, as earlier mentioned, in the inactive mode, it bodes Very well.

Overall Impression — 10
This guitar can handle any genre from Jazz to Thrash metal. I have been playing for 30 years, and I bought this guitar by accident. I ordered and paid for a Fernandes Ravelle Elite from Redfish, with a promise of recieving the guitar within a month~After 6 months of waiting, we came to an arrangement of This Burny and a Fernandes Ravelle X. Being Chinese made I was sceptical about The Burny, but I am well impressed with this instrument, A Floyd Rosed Les Paul with a sustainer system, with hard case for 700 is a bargain.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I have had this guitar a year, and it is played constantly, Live and in the studio, The hardware has not tarnished at all, although I always clean the guitar after playing. At Gigs I use My Fernades Prototype as back up, although I only use this for sweep picking songs, Also ensure you have a new 9 volt battery on hand for the active sustainer, The Body finish is far too good for the price, flawless.

Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The Guitar factory set up was excellent, the Bridge pickup needed to be raised a fraction to accentuate the clean, Rhythm sound. The only Flaw was the neck position guitar strap holder was loose and needed a longer screw to anchor it properly. The workmanship specifications are very high and have exceeded all expectations, The Volume & tone pots are not as responsive as a High end Gibson but are suitable effective.

Features — 9
This is my Burny RLC 80s Les Paul,Manufactured in China in 2009 It has a 22 fret Set in mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard,delicious pearl inlays, The body is of solid Mahogany[45mm]with a beautifully crafted curved maple top[15mm]mine has a Blach high gloss finish, This high gloss finish compliments the Gold Floyd Rose bridge,and gold plated hardware This guitar incorporates a Fernandes sustainer system pickup in the neck[HDP 200]which actively sustains,or gives a haunting harmonized feedback,at any volume level,with the active circuit off,this pick up has the Slashesque "Sweet child of mine"Chiming,full bodied resonance the Bridge pick up is a Fernandes FVH 2002s,which is ideal for clean,lucid rhythm playing My guitar came with a Fernandes hard case.

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    I have a Burny Les Paul with the Gibson Split parallelogram headstock inlay. How can I ID what model I have?