Max Burst Replica - Peter Baranet
On the block is a super rare and incredibly collectable instrument, a 59 Max Burst!
As you most likely know Peter "Max" Baranet was THE replica builder for decades having built guitars for many huge names in music; Slash, Tom Petty, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde & Jeff Beck to name a few...
This "Max" unlike so many others comes with a COA from Peter, which is huge.
Peter notes that it was built in the mid 80's as a Sunburst 59, repainted (top only) per his clients request to Gold in 2003. We had the guitar re-finished (again top only) back to Sunburst with light "aging", we decided on a Jimmy Page Vibe! We feel it suits the guitar perfectly. We also decided to only put about 1/4 of the amount of lacquer that Gibson normally does, this of course helps in allowing the guitar to project like no other but will also speed up the natural relic'ing/play wear process.
One of the many things that make Max Bursts a cut above; is the use of true old wood.
Back in the 80's Peter was sourcing wood that was going back 70+ years and of course using necks, bodies and parts from vintage Gibsons. The fretboard and inlays on this instrument are from a 62 Gibson SG, as an example. Ok enough history, on to the bullet points...
- Joe Bonamassa "Skinner Burst" LTD Edition pickups
- 62 Brazi fretboard as mentioned above!
- 50's Kluson Tuners with Original Tips (no line)
- 8.2 lbs an Amazing weight
- Neck Profile is .85 - .96 with very modest shoulders
- Flight case