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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby cockroach » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:42 pm

RayL wrote:
cockroach wrote:Surely any 60th Anniversary Burns would logically have to be Vibra Artist or Sonic reissue or tribute etc ?

A straight re-issue of the Vibra Artist could only be a niche product, but suppose it was a 'Super Artist' with a 25 1/2" scale and larger body size?
As the owner of an Artist (see my avatar) I can tell you that it feels, well, 'miniature' and the 23 3/8 scale takes some getting used to.
A 'Super Artist' could have a lot more appeal.
Ray


I had a Vibra Artist in the '60's- I'm a little feller, with shortish fingers, so it was OK for me to play- but the body was very crowded with all them knobs, switches etc! :D
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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby Billyboygretsch » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:38 am

The problem is the Shadows never played a Vibra Artiste. I feel it would therefore have to be a model they played in 1958 time. Unfortunately Burns weren't in existence in 1958.
Regarding a more up to date Artist Alan Entwistle did a prototype for BG which was never pursued. I'll try to going some pics. Perhaps Fender will pick up the reins.
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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby Billyboygretsch » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:53 am

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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby cockroach » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Billyboygretsch wrote:
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Alan's prototype


That's an interesting concept...if Burns GB had proceeded to produce it, it might have been more appealing to players and possibly more commercially successful than some of the other odd stuff they offered a few years back, like that Jet-Sonic.
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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby Billyboygretsch » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:48 pm

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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby Billyboygretsch » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:33 am

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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby Gatwick1946 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 pm

I wonder why the Eastwood LG 50 headstock differs from the Guyatone/Antoria headstock. Perhaps Guyatone still have a copyright for the design.If I was to pay over £600 for a reissue/tribute instrument, I would expect it to be a close copy of the original.

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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby HAIRY » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:12 pm

Ray, The Burns Guru told me that he understands that Jim Burns initial market was that of Ike Issacs and other jazzers hence the 23 3/8 inch scale which is the same as a Gibson Birdland and great for whizzy chords. I have a lot of time for this short scale because allows heavy gauge strings such as 14 - 56 to be played with ease, and with great tone. I now find my Bison a stretch and my Marvin quite cumbersome!
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Re: LG50 DRIFTER.

Postby cockroach » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:17 pm

HAIRY wrote:Ray, The Burns Guru told me that he understands that Jim Burns initial market was that of Ike Issacs and other jazzers hence the 23 3/8 inch scale which is the same as a Gibson Birdland and great for whizzy chords. I have a lot of time for this short scale because allows heavy gauge strings such as 14 - 56 to be played with ease, and with great tone. I now find my Bison a stretch and my Marvin quite cumbersome!


You could put heavy gauge strings on a normal scale guitar, tune down to D and put a capo on the 2nd fret...and save a lot of money buying a short scale guitar... :roll: :D
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