Gibson Bursts


Brian Ray (Paul McCartney’s Band) Les Paul

Last November (2012) I had the good fortune to make the acquaintance of Brian Ray from Paul McCartney’s band. Brian sent us his Gibson custom shop Vic DaPra burst for some tweaking. He was happy with the factory finish so we did some light checking and binding wear on the guitar. We also rolled the […]

1956 to 1957 Les Paul Conversion

Here is a 1956 to 1957 conversion we did for all around great guy Roger Bergen. Roger wanted a finish close to George Harrison’s Lucy LP. This is the first time I’ve been asked to do this particular finish and I really like it, it turned out to be a killer guitar. Good call Roger! […]

Faded Honeyburst / Peter Green Style

Here is a Les Paul we just finished for a customer. He asked for a faded honeyburst a la Peter Green with more wear than I would normally do.

2012 Faded Cherryburst

Here a finish example with a slip-matched top of Eastern maple and a one piece Honduras Mahogany body done in a faded cherryburst leaning towards iced tea. All parts are original 50s Gibson with the exception of the M69 rings (Montreux) and the bridge pickup (Sheptone).

Paul Stanley Custom Shop LP Burst

Here is a custom shop Les Paul that we just redid for Paul Stanley of Kiss. Paul is a great guy and I look forward to doing lots of work with him in the future. He specified a light teaburst finish with lots of fading and wear in the forearm area. This guitar features all […]

2011 Honeyburst Finish

This top is finished in aged honeyburst with a touch of green and features all authentic 50s parts including a 5-latch burst case.

Faded Ice-Tea Burst Les Paul

Here is a burst we did for a customer from Japan, similar to the finish on the famous Peter Green guitar. A very faded ice tea with an orangey-red back and moderate checking and wear.

Gibson 1952 Les Paul Conversion

Here is a 52 conversion we did for a customer. This guitar had a new maple top and binding installed and then we did a faded ice tea burst.

Colin Cripps Burst

Here is a burst I painted for my good friend Colin Cripps of  Toronto. Colin wanted a finish that was a strong cherry sunburst turning towards Ice tea…. it is quite a striking looking finish.

Shirakuma-san’s Custom Shop LP

This is a Gibson custom shop LP I repainted for my good buddy Yuichiro Shirakuma from Japan. Yuichiro owns Montreux Guitar parts and plays in a
Led Zep tribute band in Tokyo. He wanted something reminiscent of the Peter Green look with  more color.