In Burst We Trust

The latest edition of Burst Believers is out, and we're very proud to see the famous Spot in it.

Vic DaPra has always been obsessed with Bursts, those legendary Gibson Les Pauls from the late 1950s. His interest in vintage Gibsons began in the 1970s, when the term didn't even exist. He has become the world's specialist in the Les Paul Standard sunburst made between 1958 and 1960, to the extent that Gibson calls on his expertise when they are in doubt about their own history or to oversee a particularly cutting-edge reissue project.

DaPra has also launched the Burst Believers series of beautiful books, three volumes filled with superb photographs of Bursts and their more or less famous owners. These volumes are an invaluable source of information and show just how much this famous guitar continues to fascinate.

It was only logical that Vic DaPra should take an interest in the current owner of the famous Spot, Les Paul 59, which bears the number 9-1688 and owes its nickname to the beautiful spot of red paint remaining on its top. Matthieu Lucas therefore features prominently in the latest volume, Burst Believers IV, released in January 2019. You can imagine how proud the whole team is, especially as Matt is the first Frenchman to appear in this prestigious book.

Now all we have to do is find another Burst to be in volume V too!

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