(SOLD) Burny RSA-60 Semi-Hollow Sunburst 2006
Burny RSA-60 335-style, made in Taiwan 2006, tobacco sunburst. Burny is a division of Fernandes guitars, mostly doing Gibson style stuff sold domestically within Japan. This is a mid-00s example, when they had moved production offshore, but as is often the case with Japan-based brands, the execution is still very good indeed. The neck is straight and stable and carved to a 1960-style moderately chunky rounded profile, which feels awesome. The previous owner does a lot of electrical repairs for our store, so he did a once-over on all the pots, switch, jack and wires, so it's got crispy clean new guts to bring out the best in teh pickups. The neck pickup is clear and glassy with a solid and percussive low-end, while the bridge pickup is creamy and honky and loves a dose of gain. This is a really convincing, lively feeling 335-style... there's a lot to enjoy.
Model: Burny RSA-60
Made: Taiwan, 2006 (serial FGA06120031)
Finish: sunburst, gloss poly, 4-ply black guard
Body: laminate maple, semi-hollow w/ centre block
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 15.75" radius
Mods: re-wired with new pots, switch jack and wire
Pickups: Fernandes passive humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has widespread very light scuffs and minor dimples, no major marks though. The sides have a handful of very light dimples in the elbow area and near the knobs. The front has some minor dimples behind the tailpiece, light scuffs around the back edge and near the knobs, a minor scratch on the edge in the elbow area and some standard light play scuffs on the 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 are freshly dressed and polished and in great shape, 9/10 for fret life left. Electronics all tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.