Last Updated on 8/22/2007 by bidz

This one is a great story about a classic guitar that wasn’t appreciated when legendary Les Paul first introduced it, but is now highly coveted by guitar afficionados. Obviously not your average collectible…

Amped about this ax

Los Angeles Times
By Mike Anton August 21, 2007

“The Burst guitar, with its lush finish and rich sound, has gone from pawnshop castoff to $500,000 collectible. Its devotees are ‘relentless.’

Only about 1,500 Bursts, as they are known, were made between 1958 and 1960. They were a commercial flop. But today the Burst is considered the Stradivarius of solid-body electric guitars. Its distinctive, syrupy sound, mythic back story and cherry-and-gold wood finish have made it the world’s most sought-after ax.”

Read the Full Story >>