Snapped this lil number up last night.A Guyatone LG-127T Mosrite copy.
I see the future … it involves some white duct tape & a stop tailpiece ….
Can’t be any worse than a Univox Hi Flier with it’s 1/2″ plywood body right?
Out of all my guitars my white Burny RLC-60 is my favourite.Nothing special just an ’89 with Burny L-102 pickups.Incredibly faded to a nice cream it’s the one with stickers below.I still have a gas for a maple topped white RLC with a nice big neck so I saw this little number up for auction (an ’83) and figured I’d give it a go.
Different headstock inlays & tuner buttons
Ye olde fret edge binding and frets in not as bad a shape as one would expect
That last smaller inlay …?
Nice tarnished gold worn hardware and that delightful piss yellow colour though not as bad as some I’ve had
Originally they came with gold speed knobs but due to this one not having any I replaced them with whatever I had on hand.I happen to have quite a few gold bells and I don’t like speed knobs.
Non original bridge but still MIJ
RR models had a gold poker chip.This one was rusted to hell and since the switch was broken I just replaced him with a standard black ring
Late 1980s Burny SG Made In Japan
Not a bad player,nice feel,good sound rather light compared to a Gibson SG but by no means feels like a toy.
As usual the made in japan attention to detail was in full swing with this build
*Sold to a nice guy on the Central Coast who’s very happy with it
1977 Burny FLG-90 VOBS
Yep that’s the original finish.I believe it means something like Vintage Orange Burnt Sunburst …. or something along those lines.
These were some damn fine Mosrite copies made in Japan by the Zen On company sometime in the late 60s by reportedly what evolved into the Firstman company.
Let’s run it down here:
1) german carve / ufo body shape
Sometimes you get one or the other but rarely both & rarely both so historically correct.An absolute dream to play
2) zero fret & aluminium string guide
more often than not you’ll see a fender or Gibson style nut
3)slaneted neck pickup
one of the distinct Mosrite features I thought
4) semi vintage correct Mosrite style pickups.
Wide P90 style wire coil around a plastic bobbin with alnico mags and screw polepieces.Quite different to the “reissues” which are more like a strat pickup under a p90 cover.
5)Distinctive tremelo setup
Close enough it should be illegal (haha yes I know)
6.Offset shape headstock
Anyone considering buying a Burny les Paul Junior …. do it.
This is the first one I got some sort of late 80s/early 90s thing.Very light though but great neck.
I’m forever in this balancing act with Japanese made guitars.Fit,finish & necks are just fantastic but the tradeoff seems to be they’re generally light … unless yer rockin a Burny custom in the double digit LBS’
Eventually let this one go when I encountered upon a 75 Burny FTV.Much much much more solid feeling, nicer neck and nitro finish.
I do one day think I may try out the Greco junior but between you and me I’m not so much a fan of the finish they had in the 80s.