(SOLD) Burny RLC-55P Black 2009
Burny RLC-55P LP Custom style, gloss black, made in Taiwan 2009. Slick, right? For several decades, Burny has offered Gibson-style models built to a great standard, as part of the Fernandes family of instrument brands. This one is a more recent example, although the model is long discontinued now. It's inspired by the 50s style LP Customs, dressed in slick black with a pair of P90-style soapbar pickups. The neck is a slim 60s type shape and the body is reasonably lightweight; it feels tidy resonant in the hands. The pickups are great: the neck is dark and gooey with a lovely percussive plonk, while the bridge is open and bright with plenty of definition and growl. We don't get many Custom style LPS through with soapbars, so if that's been on your wishlist for a while, don't let your dreams sail past nonchalantly.
Model: Burny RLC-55P
Made: Taiwan, 2009 (serial FG09110453)
Finish: black, gloss poly
Body: mahogany, chambered
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 15.75" radius, slim 60s shape
Mods: guard removed and not included
Pickups: Fernandes soapbar single coil x2
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a scuff near the serial number on the back and a sticker mark behind the nut, no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a few light scuffs near the neck joint, on the bottom horn, up from the cavity and along the back edge, no major marks. The sides have minor scuffs on the top horn, a black mark on the binding near the rear strap pin, holes from where the guard was attached and light scuffs on the bottom horn. The front has some light scuffs near the knobs and some minor play wear on both horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, both truss rods work. The frets have minor wear only, 9/10 for fret life left. Electronics all tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.